Matthew Shepard was murdered 14 years ago on October 12th in Laramie, Wyoming. I wanted to post this the moment I heard it. His story is a harrowing reminder of the destructive force of bigotry and hatred.
Sierra DeMulder is one of my all time favorite poets. When you recover from this poem: visit her tumblr site and buy her book.
To learn more about Matthew's story or to make a donation, visit the Matthew Shepard Foundation here.