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James Byrd Jr.

COMMENTARY: From Matthew Shepard to Trayvon Martin, bigotry knows no boundaries

As a matter-of-fact, the bombardment of stereotypes has proven to have both subtle and unintended consequences toward people of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, class and religions, to name just a few. It’s not just regular people who succumb.

Remembering Matthew Shepard

On this day, Oct. 12, in 1998, Matthew Shepard died, five days after being brutally attacked in one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history.