Unfinished Lives

Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

Matthew Wayne Shepard, Remembered Today and Always: 1976 – 1998

UWY Shepard bench2Laramie, Wyoming –  On October 12, Matthew Wayne Shepard died because of the unreasoning hatred of two young men. It has been 16 years since then, and the killings have not abated. Instead, the numbers of murdered LGBTQ people are higher today than when Matt was murdered in 1998. On the University of Wyoming campus, a single bench is his memorial. But for us who labor for justice to come in his name, his true memorial is our dedication to end anti-LGBTQ hate crimes forever. Rest in peace, Matt. ~ The Unfinished Lives Project TeamUWY Shepard bench 

October 12, 2014 Posted by | Anti-LGBT hate crime, anti-LGBT hate crime murder, Beatings and battery, gay men, GLBTQ, Heterosexism and homophobia, LGBTQ, Matthew Shepard, Unfinished Lives Project, University of Wyoming, Wyoming | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Matthew Wayne Shepard, Remembered Today and Always: 1976 – 1998

   

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