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Matthew Wayne Shepard was the 21 year old University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten and tied to a buck fence and left to die with the constant Wyoming wind as his only companion. He was beaten and robbed because of his sexual orientation.
MATTHEW SHEPARD IS
NOW IN HEAVEN
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My heart and prayers go out to Matthew's family, it is hard to lose a good person, be it son, brother, or just friend. I didn't know Matthew Shepard, but as soon as I heard about the vicious way he had been attacked I felt a bond with him, because I was beaten in a similar way on June 3, 1993. I prayed for him every day. I know that God loved Matthew Shepard and is now watching over him in Heaven.
HERE TO SEE MY STORY
Accused Pleads Guilty In Wyoming Gay Murder Case
Also special page honoring
Billy Jack Gaither
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Wednesday, December 09, 1998
The following information was provided by Judy Shepard, Matthew's mother.
Every life needs meaning. Every death needs meaning.
The life and death of Matthew Shepard will continue to have meaning through the establishment of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The Shepard family has created this Foundation to help people abandon ignorance, prejudice and hate. The Foundation will be dedicated to the principle of helping people move beyond tolerance to embrace and rejoice in diversity.
The energy and resources of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, in conjunction with the Matthew Shepard memorial fund, will be devoted to public awareness and education programs to ensure that what Matt lived for and believed in will help others believe as well.
This work will take the efforts of many. We hope that many will share their efforts and their resources so that many may share Matt's vision -- life is precious, we can work together to help each life have meaning and dignity.
About the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Donations may be sent to:
First National Bank of Wyoming
2020 Grand Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming (WY) 82070
For those wanting information about the Foundation forward your
Beech Street Law Office
123 S. Durbin
Casper, WY 82601
PO Box 4085
Casper, WY 82604
A mother from South Africa just signed my guestbook and told me about her son.
I was so touched by her memorial to him that I wanted to share her website with you.
"My son Emile committed suicide on 5 February 2006. He was gay and couldn't live with the idea of living a lie because admitting it would have put him in harm's way just like most other innocent gay people. I love and miss him so much and will never be able to accept that I couldn't help him. He self-medicated with drugs and that made his life spiral out of control. I don't think he realized that he couldn't help being who he was."
Rea mom of Emile de Miranda
Click on the picture below to go to Emile de Miranda Memorial Site.
This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Emile de Miranda who was born in South Africa Johannesburg on March 27, 1985 and completed suicide by hanging himself in a weeping willow tree on February 5, 2006 at the age of 20. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.
For those who don't have Java browser's these links are at the bottom of this page.
I would like to thank everyone who has visited this site (and all the other sites dedicated to Matthew Shepard) for caring enough about what happened to him to spend their time visiting these sites. Gary R.
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