• After Stuart Walker Death, Tributes Pour Forth

    The death of Stuart Walker, the openly gay 28-year-old who was murdered in Scotland over the weekend, has sent a shock wave through the small-town community of Cumnock in Ayrshire county.
  • Stuart Walker's Brutal Murder in Cumnock: Will Gay Hate Crimes Ever End?

    Stuart Walker, a young gay hotel manager and barman, was found tied, beaten and burned alive in Cumnock, Scotland this weekend. Though police will not confirm that Walker was the victim of a hate crime, his death, evoking as it does the legacy of Matthew Shepard and the rash of gay teen suicides in North America, is a testament to how far the LGBT movement still has to go, and how stark a reality dying for who you love can still be for gay teens and adults.