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INTERVIEW: Judy Shepard Calls George W. Bush “Antigay” And Antonin Scalia “Clueless”

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Jun 28, 2013
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  • 10 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      A wonderful interview with Judy! Continued support and love for her and her family. Thank you, queerty!

      Jun 28, 2013 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      I want to give her a big hug.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Matthew’s demise was not in vain. He was instrumental in giving hate a face, so that people, who may otherwise be unmoved, were motivated to act. Equality from coast to coast, until then, we are 2nd class American citizens.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      Even after all this time I still feel such a profound sadness from his death.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      @1EqualityUSA:
      You are right Mathew IS a hero !!!!

      Jun 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Whup-Ass Master
      Whup-Ass Master

      Judy’s the hero. Matthew was just a poor sweet kid who became a martyr without asking for it. Judy watched her son die in the hospital (I can’t fathom that kind of grief) and the experience turned her into a champion for civil rights. I weep for Matthew, but I cheer for his beautiful mother.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nature boy
      nature boy

      “I said I thought he would see it in his lifetime, but I would not see it in my lifetime. Of course, it happened the other way around. And that’s the sad irony to it all.”

      Judy, you were an inspiration to me when you spoke at the big March on Washington back in the 90’s. What a wonderful legacy to your son you have made from your tragedy. “life is like a grindstone… whether is wears you down or polishes you up, depends on what you’re made of”….. Judy you are a beautiful diamond! Thank you for all you have done.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bopper1
      Bopper1

      …I’m 50s and came out about two years ago…in all of the history of the LGBT struggle, the single, most galvanising moment for me is and continues to be the haunting image of how and why Matthew Shepard died…I have children, nephews…it could have been any one of them or anyone’s loved one…the brutality of Matthew’s death moves me to tears and anger even now…it is impossible for me to imagine that anyone, ANYONE, could die in such a manner owing to their sexual orientation…every day that I live, every thing that I do to further the cause of LGBT acceptance, tolerance and equal rights in American society, is because of him…he would be astonished at the place we are in America now…it is his epitaph and legacy…xo…

      Jun 29, 2013 at 3:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @Charli Girl: He is indeed. But at such cost, such cost…

      Jun 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • maneater22
      maneater22

      It saddens me to know that after twenty years and the loss of such a beautiful person like Mathew, that somone wants to profit from his loss. Rest in peace Mathew, we love you.

      Sep 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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