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Matthew Wayne Shepard, † October 12, 1998

Wow, another year has rolled around.

This doesn’t feel as raw as it did the first time, but I still go back through the memories of everything I felt that week, when I was in Bloomington, Indiana, and all the attention was on Laramie, Wyoming.

With distance – both in terms of time (16 years […]

Laramie Project, 10 Years Later

Thankfully I didn’t make a decision about my October trip yesterday.

This morning I saw a Tweet by @milkjosh:

Laramie Project: Ten Years Later ~ A film about murdered gay teen Matthew Shepard ~ http://digs.by/A0

After seeing this, I did a bit of research–read an article in The New York Times. The authors of the […]

Matthew Shepard

Today, October 12, 2004, marks the 6th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder.

As has become habit with me, I want to take a few minutes to reflect on Matthew Shepard and what he meant to me-somebody who was uncannily like me, and yet so unlike me.

I left Laramie, Wyoming, in May 1998, graduating from […]