Sunday, October 11, 2009

http://www.flameout.org/flameout/matthew/laramie.html

http://www.gayandlesbianhumanist.org/October%202008/October%202008/Images/News/Shepard,%20Matthew.jpg

matt shepard's death

Laramie Project's second stage

Toronto Star - Richard Ouzounian - ‎4 hours ago‎

Hate Crimes Bill expanded so close to Matthew Shepard death anniversary

Examiner.com - ‎Oct 8, 2009‎
In October of 1998, the world was stunned when Matthew Shepherd a Laramie, Wyoming college student, was kidnapped, tied to a fence post, beaten and left for ...

Matthew Shepard's murder made his mom an activist

Lansing State Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
Shepard's death became a symbol of violence against gays and galvanized activists around the globe. Judy Shepard moved to the forefront, forming the Matthew ...

Play's sequel gives voice to Matt Shepard's killer

The Associated Press - David Crary - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
More than 1000 actors — amateur and professional — will be performing when the new show premieres next month on the 11th anniversary of Shepard's death. ...

9 comments:

Pilgrim said...

Who is this Matthew wotshisname?! Propz Pilgrim

JustinO'Shea said...

His name is Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, who was murdered 11 years ago.

My post contains a zillion links. Press one or two and find out who he is. Broadens one's world. . . ;-)

We were both very young when he died. I was 10 years old. You?

au revoir

Gary Kelly said...

I was also very young when Matthew was murdered. I was only 54. :-P

What worries me is this: changing the law is a lot easier than changing human nature. Crime in all its nasty forms will never be eliminated, but at least it can be contained to some extent.

Obama's critics accuse him of being naive. Well, maybe that's what it takes, and if that's what it takes, then let's go for it.

Stew said...

It is a different world now than it was just 11 years ago.

I was not out then and I remember trying to watch the news and see what was happening with the case without looking too interested. Everyone that I knew had an oppinion that they were happy to share. That I'm sure today they would be embarrassed to admit to.

JustinO'Shea said...

STEW. . .that they would be embarrassed today to say what they were willing to say 11 years ago is in itself a real sign of change, isn't it.

GARY. . . naivete is not always a bad thing. Often it means you are able to move on and do things. . .without all the cumbersome baggage that comes with being a self-made "know it all". hehee

JustinO'Shea said...

STEW. . . look at you, dude, standing there almost as tall as the Pilgrims' Monument in Provincetown. hahhaa. . .Nice. . .very nice ;-)

Pilgrim said...

Oh, I have a monument in your town? ...11yrs ago I was 8, and I´m nozt that interested in such dead peepz.

Pilgrim said...

I was 8 and didn´t even know that there was other than straight peepz.

J said...

If you want to read a terrific tribute to Matt, check out what dave of dazegonebi.blogspot.com just posted.
I've often thought about what would have happened if I had stopped by the road when that was going on. I guarantee you they'd be a couple of redneck wigs split in that episode.