Vigil held for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died following a school bathroom fight


February 23, 2024

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than two dozen people gathered at an Oklahoma church for a vigil for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom.

The vigil at All Saints Episcopal Church in McAlester was organized by the McAlester Rainbow Connection. It was one of two Friday night in Oklahoma, the first of more than a dozen vigils scheduled nationwide through Monday.

Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old Oklahoma student, died the day after a fight in an Owasso High School bathroom.

The 16-year-old Oklahoma student identified as nonbinary and used they/them pron...

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