October 7 marked the 15th anniversary of Aaron Kreifels finding Matthew Shepard clinging to life in a field outside Laramie, Wyoming. Tomorrow, October 12, marks 15 years since his untimely death.
If you don't know his legacy you should visit the Matthew Shepard Foundation. You should read the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
But don't forget about James Byrd, Jr.
They and countless others, names familiar and not, lost their lives at the hands of hate. Their void is ours to fill. We must stand up.
Think. Share. Act.