Ed Team

Simply Unacceptable

Filed By Ed Team | November 21, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: hate crimes against LGBT people, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, judy shepard, Matthew Shepard

"While we are grateful to the local law enforcement officials for their swift work to apprehend the suspect in this terrible crime, we remain deeply saddened that yet another family should have to suffer the pain of such a tragedy, and that such breathtaking violence continues to be directed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people who are simply trying to live their lives honestly and openly.

"For another young person to lose their life and be taken from their family and community due to fear, prejudice and hatred is simply unacceptable. Each of us who believe in freedom and equality must remain vocal, active, and unrelenting in calling for justice."

--Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, on the murder of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado


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