Amazing Race goth couple Kynt and Vyxsin are speaking out against anti-gay hate crimes following the murder of 14-year-old Lawrence King in Oxnard last month. The couple are scheduled to meet with parents, teachers, and students from E. O. Green Jr. High School at a park near the campus, TransWorldNews reports:
"Kynt had been in discussion with the teacher of the class just a little after the incident, offering support and an 'anything we can do' attitude. The first period English teacher where the slaying took place jumped at the chance to get, 'any sort of help, especially something fun for the kids.'...'We can make a difference in this situation, and help make sure Lawrence is NEVER forgotten,' Kynt commented. 'As a fellow 'Boy-in-Makeup,' I understand and can relate to the torment and turmoil which Lawrence endured from others at his school.'"
Kynt and Vyxsin, who at heated moments were dismissed as "freaks" and "witches" by fellow competitors on the show, feel they can relate to being targeted for being different: "On the night of September 25th, 2004, Kynt was attacked by three men [in Louisville, KY] who 'didn't like the way he looked.' Kynt was hospitalized and his face required reconstructive surgery of his left oribital bone, which was crushed in the assault."
Kynt also released a statement online, which you can read, AFTER THE JUMP...
The couple is also co-sponsoring a candlelight vigil for Lawrence King, which takes place tonight in West Hollywood:
"FALLEN ANGEL: A Candle-Light Tribute to Lawrence King
Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
5pm to 9pm
Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
*Located behind the ABBEY
Co-Sponsored By: Kynt and Vyxsin from CBS Amazing Race, USC LGBT Resource Center, Vincent E. Vigil.