Saturday, October 06, 2012

Remembering Matthew . . .

On this day in 1998, Matthew Shepard was abducted and tortured near Laramie, Wyoming. He would die from his injuries five days later on October 12. Just one of the many thousands who have lost their lives to homophobic violence.

Related Off-site Link:
Fourteen Years Ago Today – Jamie McGonnigal (HuffPost Gay Voices, October 7, 2012).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Matthew Shepard Act: "The Beginning of a Process That's Ongoing"
Rob Tisinai on the Facts We Need to Know About Hate Crime Laws
Quote of the Day – October 4, 2010
Photo of the Day – October 19, 2010
The Blood-Soaked Thread

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God bless Matthew. And God bless his mom who continues to advocate for and stand up for our kids.