Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Matt's gift was people, helping people, and making others feel the hope of a better world free of harassment and discrimination. He was naive to the extent that, regardless of the wrongs people did to him, he still had faith that they would change and he didn't see size, race, sex, religion, or the hundred other things that people use to make choices about people. All he saw was the person. All he wanted was to make another person his friend.
Dennis Shepard (Matthew Shepard's Father) 1999 Speech in Court