WHAT IS THE REAL REASON WE KICK OUT GAYS FROM THE SERVICE OF THE COUNTRY?
Justice and freedom are the ultimate things
that we can have
and make sure others have
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At the conclusion of one of his killer's trials on November 4, 1999, Matthew's father, Dennis, delivered this speech in court.
This is a partial re-enactment/dramatazation from the actual speech and is an audio excerpt from the 2002 HBO film "The Laramie Project" in which Terry Kinney played the part of Dennis Shepard.
Another very moving delivery of this speech as seen on a stage setting, performed by Cory Richards, can be found here
Mr. Shepard's full speech/statement can be read here
To learn more about what can be done, please visit Matthew Shepard
Many states have their own hate crimes legislation, but there are several that do not. It has been a long battle to try to a get a federal bill that includes LGBT citizens and we're not there yet -- please write your senators and congressperson to let them know it is important. Senator Kennedy has been spearheading a bill and has been doing a great job. The cause must continue.