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|10-07-2011, 02:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Life the gift of recovery!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Home is where the heart is
A day to remember
Today remember Matthew Shepard and his family. 13 years ago, tonight, he was brutally attacked in a hate crime that left him beaten and tied to a fence post. People united to honor Matthew and oppose anti-gay hatred--his brave family, including his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation worked tirelessly to pass the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act--now it has been U.S. law for almost 2 years. Today and everyday, we remember you, Matthew. Let us keep working to prevent acts of hate in all of our communities.
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Depression is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being too strong for too long.
|10-07-2011, 06:38 PM||#2 (permalink)|
grateful orbital boy =)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Blog Entries: 9
Nandm, my day of remembrance is Oct. 12th, when he died. To be honest, I'd rather forget today. I still feel a stab of deep pain when I think about him.
I'm about to start reading "The Meaning of Matthew", written by his mother Judy. I suspect it's going to be a tough one.
It is certainly not my intention to make this about me. But I can remember -and sometimes still feel- the grief and the raw fear that I felt during those days. Matthew had been beaten so badly that his face was caked with blood, and the person who found him thought that he was a scarecrow, until he spotted skin beneath tear trails beneath Matt's eyes. Nobody... f,ucking nobody deserves to be treated ... ohblah.
May he rest with angels
If it's a question of faith: Do you love or do you hate?
"Counting days is for prisoners" - Scott
|10-07-2011, 07:02 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: ohio usa
I just cannot imagine how anyone could hurt someone that way. it is heartbreaking, and just so angering.
God rest Matthew's soul.
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