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Obama to sign Hate Crimes bill into law

It’s historic; it’s moving; and it’s about time. Today President Obama will sign The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  There are many stories out there, but here’s a succinct one from NPR’s Morning Edition.  Not … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 2

This blog post by Rex Wockner gives a good sketch of the perceived divide I mentioned, especially if we consider the title: Grassroots, Netroots, Stonewall 2.0 Activists Demand Equality, Formalize Split With Activist Establishment Seeing the issues in such a … Continue reading

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The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Two weeks ago I remembered Matthew Shepard.  I’ve sort of been remembering him every day since.  Mrs. Shepard’s book is one that has the ability to touch the hearts and minds of many people, just as her advocacy work and … Continue reading

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Remembering Matthew Shepard

Last weekend I read Judy Shepard’s new memoir, The Meaning of Matthew.  I figured I had two options: spread it out over several weeks, knowing that I would run the risk of prolonging the inevitable sadness it would bring.  Or … Continue reading

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