Unfinished Lives

Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

Remembering Scotty Joe Weaver

On this day in 2004, Scotty Joe Weaver fell victim to an anti-gay hate crime in Bay Minette, Alabama. He died at the hands of his own roommates, people who on the surface represented friendship and trust. Yet Scotty Joe was murdered while pleading for his life in front of people who betrayed that relationship and bond.

Today, join the Unfinished Lives project as we remember Scotty Joe, mourn his loss, and celebrate his life. In our memory, we restore to Scotty Joe the dignity and worth that rightly belongs to every individual, regardless of one’s sexual orientation.

Read a September 2007 news story carried by WKRG about the prison sentencing of Weaver’s assailants, and view the related television news report:

July 18, 2008 - Posted by | Alabama, Anglo Americans, gay men, Law and Order, Perpetrators of Hate Crime, Remembrances | , , , , ,

1 Comment

  1. Hi. I was a friend to Scotty. He is greatly missed. What happened to him was terrible and I hope that his story will open the eyes of many ignorant people in the world. No one should have to suffer from crimes like he did. Scotty was a great person and his memory will live on.

    Comment by Tristian | February 24, 2010

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