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Mourners Pay Respect to Slain LGBT Advocate Kelly Phillips While Murder Suspect Remains at Large: VIDEO

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Hundreds of mourners turned out on Thursday for Kelly Phillips, a Minneapolis executive and activist who was gunned down at a gas station by a still-at-large suspect believed to be his former lover and business partner Ty Hoffman, the Star Tribune reports:

Thursday evening, the service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis included elected and corporate leaders, such as the chief compliance officer from Boston Scientific, where Phillips was also active in an employees’ group that promoted equality.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., and Richard Carlbom, chair of Minnesotans United’s campaign for gay marriage equality, delivered eulogies that spoke of Phillips’ political activism, social work and charitable contributions.

He was long an activist for the LGBT community.

KMSP adds: Ty_hoffman

Phillips and his fiancé planned to marry on Saturday. Instead, a nationwide manhunt is underway. It's been two and a half weeks since the Twin Cities businessman who co-founded Lush Food Bar was gunned down at a gas station by his former boyfriend and business partner, Ty Hoffman. During the ceremony, Thunder Bay police momentarily thought they'd be able to answer the prayers of those hoping for Hoffman's arrest; however, they later confirmed that Hoffman had not been found. Currently, there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest and conviction. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him is urged to call 911.

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  1. I'll never understand the rules of attraction.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Aug 30, 2014 2:16:15 PM

  2. It would have been so much nicer if that fat loser ex has just offed himself instead of doing this to this poor man. I guess some guys just can't handle an ex being happy.

    Posted by: Yikes | Aug 30, 2014 2:30:41 PM

  3. @sean: I'm scratching my head wondering the same thing too.

    Posted by: dunno | Aug 30, 2014 2:32:14 PM

  4. RIP Sir

    Posted by: Jake | Aug 30, 2014 3:24:52 PM

  5. So if he were hot violence would be okay?? You queens are the worst!

    Posted by: Kissyfur | Aug 30, 2014 4:15:20 PM

  6. I'll just say it... Kelly was WAY out of Ty's league. Ty should have been grateful for the time Kelly spent slumming it with him and moved on.

    Posted by: Arkansassy | Aug 30, 2014 4:46:19 PM

  7. You guys are missing the point. How does someone blow someone away at a busy gas station in broad daylight during rush hour in front of a ton of witnesses and get away? I used to go to that gas station all the time. I get the chills going by it now. How is this even possible??

    Posted by: AJ | Aug 30, 2014 5:02:55 PM

  8. Shaddap, Kissyfur, just shaddap.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Aug 31, 2014 1:46:37 AM

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