Erica Kelley

100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

In 1999, a gay man named Billy Jack Gaither was brutally murdered in the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. He wasn’t completely closeted, his siblings and friends knew, but his deeply religious parents did not. He was a friendly man who often gave rides to drunk patrons from his favorite local bar. He had made friends with a man who took advantage of his generosity. But he had no idea just how evil this man was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/100-small-town-hate-the-murder-of-billy-jack-gaitherMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1BetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlA great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtqhttps://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/https://pflag.org/hotlineshttps://www.thetrevorproject.org/How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run With MaudBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockCampaign ZeroCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Lives MatterNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund Network

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