Today I am writing on The Wyoming State Historical Society’s critical book on Matthew Shepard. If you didn’t know but Shepard was beaten to death and left to die in the year of 1998, where he was a student at University of Wyoming. It was a very sad time because he had was beaten to death, was sad that he was tricked into a car that eventually led to men hurting him. What is worse is that he was alone and left to die tied to a fence. It’s sad to think no one was there to help him while he had been beaten.
Even though that was long ago and a very sad year at that. Last week, South Florida Gay News posted an article that The Wyoming State Historical Society is honoring a book about Matthew Shepard, where the Wyoming State Historical Society is saying that it was not a hate crime but instead he was killed in a drug deal instead. When I first read this story I was very surprised and upset that the Society would say that. I had to re-read the whole story again to make sure I am right and also get a good understanding what the Society is saying.
Linda Fabian of the historical society says “The Book of Matthew: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard.” That on Saturday he will receive an honorable mention in the nonfiction book category. The author Stephen Jimenez says “That Shepard and also one of his killers were involved in the methamphetamine trade and that was the motive behind him being killed in 1998.” Not by him being gay, even though conventional belief that Shepard was killed because he was gay. Just look at the facts and also what his mother already said. While no one actually knows what happened, we do know that Matthew Shepard will always be remembered as someone who left this earth in a way no one should. I think that when it is already 2014, the question of how he died should not even be brought up.
Original article can be found here: http://southfloridagaynews.com/Books/society-honors-critical-book-on-matthew-shepard.html
This blog was written by Dominic (a.k.a. Flawless or Queen D.), an 18 year old member of our Fort Lauderdale Youth Group.
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