Erase Hate October 11 2011

On October 12, 1998 Matthew Shepard died surrounded by his family. The way he lived his life and the way he died inspired hundreds of thousands to try and turn hate and violence into, acceptance and understanding. Here's a New York Times reference for interviews, events and legislation since Matthew's death in 1998.

  The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act: Signed by President Obama

James Byrd, Jr. was lynched by white supremacists and also died in 1998.