Michael Crawford

Judy Shepard at the HRC Houston Dinner

Filed By Michael Crawford | April 18, 2008 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: gay rights, hate crimes against LGBT people, Houston, HRC, Matthew Shepard

There are moments when I become so frustrated by the in-fighting and division with the GLBT movement that I just want to rip every strand of my hair out. Then there are moments when people like Judy Shepard remind me of why it is so critical despite the seemingly endless drama that we continue to lead with our hearts and fight for equality. Here is Judy speaking at the 2008 HRC Houston Dinner. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder.

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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | April 18, 2008 9:49 AM

Thank you so much for this.

Michael, Thank you for sharing Judy Shepard's remarks. She and Jeanne White Ginder (Ryan White's mother) are truly courageous people. Why we can't all come together is a mystery to me, but eventually it will happen. Thanks again.

Judy is an inspiration to us all.

"I just don't understand it! I just don't understand it!"

I'm sorry Ms. Shepard, but if you want to know the truth on transgender issues & HRC - you don't go to HRC's web site - you ask transgender people.

HRC is like an onion on transgender equality. You peel many layers and eventually have to admit, there is no core.

I love "y'all". Though a wonderful Texan (Molly Ivins) pointed out another my favorite Southern phrases. It comes to mind often when I think of Joe - "well bless his heart"