Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remembering Matthew Shepard

We all must live with compassion for others.

This is what we must teach our children.

Put your fears aside and be kind to one another.

Thank you.

red headed book child


Lisa said...

What a tragedy and tragically this kind of hatred is still all too common. I'm so proud of my daughter who counts among her best friends a gay man and a transgender friend. She and a group of her friends even started a Gay Straight Alliance at school.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for posting this. Sometimes I can't believe how far our community has come in the last 13 years. This summer I had the joy of getting a legal civil union with my partner of 9 years, something I could never have imagined at the time of Matthew Shepard's murder.

Ryan said...

Thank you for this. Matthew is someone that should never be forgotten.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

So glad you posted this. We've come so far but I hope we continue on a path toward open-mindedness.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

thank you for posting this...i was not even aware of the incredible organization started by his parents until the National Book Award fiasco with Lauren Myracle's "Shine" .... what a legacy Matthew Shepard's parents have created in their son's memory. thank you for reminding us all.