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nikroybal #Repost @happiness.jpeg
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Watched LOGO's documentary on Matt Shepard. I knew of him because of The Laramie Project, but didn't actually know his story until now. Matt was a guy from Wyoming who traveled and moved around a lot when he was young. His dad got stationed in Saudi Arabia for something but Matt went to boarding school in Switzerland. He and some friends took a vacation to Morocco through the school one year and he was mugged and raped by 6 men. He eventually went to college in Laramie, Wyoming. He went out to a bar by himself one night and 2 guys talked with him and invited him out. They tied him to a fence and beat him to death with a gun. He was put into a coma but died 6 days later. One of the guys said they didn't intend on killing him... But Matt made sexual advances towards them because prior to talking to Matt, the 2 guys agreed they'd pretend to be gay to get him to talk to them. There are laws in place now in Matt's honor against hate speech and crimes towards LGBT people. He died at age 21 in 1998, but we all know damn well he wasn't and won't be the last to be hurt or killed because of their sexuality. A hate crime doesn't have to be physical. Words and actions hurt just as much. Last year, somebody had written a "List of Fags" in a boys' bathroom at my old school and listed one of my friends, who is gay. It hurt me because whomever wrote that doesn't know the Jordan I know, just like the guys who killed Matt didn't know the Matt his friends and family know. Hateful people can't see past our sexualities and that we're more than with whom we choose to love. Homophobia will never be eradicated... But our generation is one of the most open-minded and tolerant ones, and it can only get better.
#MattShepard #LaramieProject #Documentary #GayRights #Respect #LoveIsLove #MattShepardIsAFriendOfMine
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edmundson.courtney Our fearless leader #laramieproject 6d

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Ludwig Melissa Brown
myrockinheart The play my son is in is called "The Laramie Project" 10 years later. Compelling subject matter. Springdale and Airport Warehouse. #Laramieproject 6d

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thejuanbenitez 2 more nights of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later with @broken.alley.theatre. 5-7pm today and tomorrow! Contact me for more details!
I've enjoyed working with this company and making it happen with Austin's Healthy Adolescent Program and SpeakOut! Catch my pre-show speech about SpeakOut, what I do for them as a state ambassador, and how I'll be participating in Austin Pride in late August. As well as a short video. #MeIAmJuan #SpeakOutHIV #HIV #HIVAwareness #GreaterThanAIDS #BrokenAlleyTheatre #LaramieProject #Laramie #MatthewShepard #Austin #AustinTX #ATX
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tatsumikei "United by hope"
"H.O.P.E"
#laramieproject #911memorial
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queer__army This is the play my school is doing this year. If you don't know what it is, here is a very basic summary. A man named Matthew Shepard was murdered because he was gay. The tectonic theater project conducted over two hundred interviews about the incident and these interviews make up the play. It shows the reactions of the people in the town to the murder. It's extremely sad and I will be performing in it on November 18th, 19th, and 20th playing the roles of Narrator for moment a definition, Romaine Patterson, and Leigh Fondowski. I suggest watching the play if you like dramatic chilling plays. You can probably find it on YouTube or the movie version is also on YouTube. If you have any questions feel fee to ask! ~James
#queerarmy #Laramieproject
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danielleisapayne This part of the trek means so much to me. The Laramie project is a show that is near and dear to my heart. What happened to Matthew Shepard was atrocious and no one should have to suffer like he did. The town itself made no mention of him at all, as if it never happened. I was disappointed but unfortunately not surprised. I'm so glad to have been apart of something that raises awareness about such horrid events and even more appreciative to have seen the town. #mathewshepard #laramieproject #lgbt #awarness 3w

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ryanwilce Amazing opening night!! #theatre #opening #plymouth #laramieproject 3w
  •   jillybeanfab glad it went well!! your accent is great 3w

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3w dwk1984
Brannan Dean Krawchuk
dwk1984 Moving out of Canada means it is time to #purge. Today, it's my old scripts. #LaramieProject #2010 #love #goodbye #hardtoletgo 3w

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emma_nemma_ I know Matthew is looking down from heaven feeling so proud. I'm so glad I got to tell his story just months before what he and the people of Laramie were fighting for became reality.
Today is a day going down in history.
God LOVES Gays!👭👬 #LoveWins #LaramieProject
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airdorn I'm up in the lighting and sound booth watching Rob do her craft! #theater #laramieproject 1mon

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jenny_ninini1864 It's just like the best thing ever that this happened today, on the same day as our Laramie#laramieproject #dramagcse It's so sad that #matthewshepard he isn't here today to experience how far the gay community has come. But finally#LoveWins and Laramie=the best moment this year!!!~Laramie forever~ 1mon

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tenant86 It's almost here! #LaramieProject #LaramieUtah 1mon

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ryanwilce An amazing play and incredibly moving! Looking at the aftermath of the homophobic hate crime toward Matthew Shepard in 1998! All devised with the actual words of those effected! Only £5 and all proceeds go to the Matthew Shepard foundation http://www.thewranglers.co.uk/laramie-tickets.html #laramieproject #theatre #play #plymouth #whatsonplymouth 2mon

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kevi_patti TONY AWARDS! President of the university and the head of the theatre department #TonyAwards #Selfie #yaaass #rockofages #jerseyboys #tonys #LaramieProject 2mon

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ritztheatre @Ritztheatreco: The cast of The Laramie Project is getting ready for tomorrow's opening! Laramie only runs for 3 days.#LaramieProject #livetheatre #blackbox 2mon

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Normal Ritz Theatre
ritztheatre The first tech rehearsal of the June Festival is underway. The Laramie Project opens Friday! #Laramieproject #blackbox #livetheatre 2mon

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asoftohmy "The Laramie Project" enters tech this week at the Ritz Theater in Audubon. Don't miss this one weekend only show for the June Festival. #theatre #techweek #laramieproject #ritz 2mon

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