Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Make Sure You Remember

Dont’ Forget: 13 years later.
December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998
Click through to “It Get’s Better”, The brain child of Dan Savage editor of Seattle’s “The Stranger”, always a good read and a once a week reality check
Matthew Sheppard was a 21-​year-​old college student, when he was lured outside a bar under a ruse, beaten senseless, pistol whipped and left for dead, strung up on an unforgiving Wyoming fence that eventually claimed his life. Eleven years later, Barack Obama would sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. We remember Matthew, his sacrifice and the work continues.

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