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Matthew Shepard

San Diego Remembers moves forward with plans for #SpiritDay 2015

On Oct. 15, 2015, SDR invites the community to don their purple attire and meet at the John Wear plaque for a time of refection, to celebrate those memories at a Spirit Day Parade immediately after, and finish at a resource reception, where you can find out how to activate your activism in one of San Diego’s LGBTQ social justice efforts.

COMMENTARY: From Matthew Shepard to Trayvon Martin, bigotry knows no boundaries

As a matter-of-fact, the bombardment of stereotypes has proven to have both subtle and unintended consequences toward people of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, class and religions, to name just a few. It’s not just regular people who succumb.

Remembering Matthew Shepard

On this day, Oct. 12, in 1998, Matthew Shepard died, five days after being brutally attacked in one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history.