Friday, October 26, 2018

Matthew Shepard

Remembering Matthew Shepard as his ashes are interred in Washington’s National Cathedral today.

Remembering him, and remembering all the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando in 2016, all the victims of the Upstairs Lounge Fire in New Orleans in 1973, Harvey Milk murdered in 1978, Marsha P. Johnson in 1992, Rebecca Wright and her partner Claudia Brenner murdered in 1988, James Zappalorti in 1990, Pierre Brousard in 1991, Allen Schindler, 1992, Brandon Teena in 1993, Scott Amedure in 1995, Roxanne Ellis and her partner Michelle Abdil in 1995, Ali Forney in 1997, Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder in 1999, Barry Winchell in 1999, Steen Fenrich in 1999, Billy Jack Gaither in 1999, J.R. Warren in 2000, Danny Overstreet in 2000, Gwen Araujo in 2002, Nizah Morris in 2002, Sakia Gunn in 2013, Richie Phillips in 2003, Nireah Johnson and Brandie Coleman in 2003, Glen Kopitske in 2003, Jason Gage in 2005, Kevin Aviance in 2006, Sean William Kennedy in 2007, Duanna Johnson in 2008, Lawrence King in 2008, August Provost in 2009, Mark Carson in 2013, and all others in the USA and around the world whose lives were stolen from them for no other reason than they were simply being themselves.

May Matthew Shepard at last rest in peace.

May Matthew and all those who were killed by violent hatred rest in peace and rise in glory.

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