Hard to believe that it’s been 15 years. I still remember the horror, the fear, the nearness of it all.
I remember thinking, “This could happen to any of us. This could happen to me.”
And fear ruled my heart for a longer time than it might have had this not happened.
From The Matthew Shepard Foundation:
At 12:53AM on Monday, October 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard died surrounded by his family.
15 years later, we all have the opportunity to be Matthew’s family and remind the world of what hate can do.
Today, we ask you to join us in this work because we, as individuals, must stand up by the millions and say that we will not live in a world with hate.
- 15 years after Matthew Shepard: so much achieved for gay rights, but so much more to do (hivblogger.me.uk)