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I don’t know if we’re grown up enough for that

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since last year’s HRC dinner and fundraiser where I saw President Obama speak, and where Judy and Dennis Shepard received the first Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award. It’s been a … Continue reading

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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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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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