Skip to comments.Jason Collins to wear No. 98 with Nets as tribute to slain gay college student Matthew Shepard
Posted on 02/25/2014 12:41:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa
LOS ANGELES Judy Shepard will be in Denver on Thursday night, about a two-hour drive from where her son, Matt, was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime 16 years ago.
The Nets also will be in Denver on Thursday for their game against the Nuggets, and Judy says she has a warm welcome for Jason Collins if they cross paths.
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Im just happy for him. Its wonderful that hes playing again. Id tell him thank you and give him a big hug. I have not met him but everyone I know that has has said hes a gentleman, kind and generous. Id like very much to thank him and congratulate him.
Collins plans to wear No. 98 starting Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, a tribute to Matthew Shepard, who was killed in 1998 because he was gay. The brutal nature of Matts murder he was beaten, tortured and left to die hanging on a fence and the conviction of two men developed into a watershed moment for the gay community, as Judy explained, and a wakeup call to the rest of America that led to changes in hate crime legislation.
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Shouldn’t he be wearing the number 69?
Wasn’t this guy killed by his jilted boyfriend?
And Harvey Milk wasn’t killed because he was Gay. he was killed by agents of Jim Jones tying up the loose ends.
What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark? Nine for 9mm? 6 for 6 feet under? 17 for his age?
This is a joke - right?
Second rate player honors a kid killed by drug dealers......weird
“What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark?”
1, for 1 and done.
OK. Knew it wasn’t the “hate crime” lie.
So I guess he passed up on wearing something in support of all of the little boys sodomized by that homo Sandusky?
I don’t think Dan White was working as a Jim Jones assassin. He was however a twinkie addict. Ironic in San Francisco.
Funny how being shot changes your image, HM was a jack a$$ and disliked by hundreds.
To bad Dan White ate those twinkies that day, oh and then we would have Feinstein in the senate either.
Hard to keep reading when the first sentence is a flat out, verifiable lie.
Who, in the NBA, will have the chestnuts to wear a jersey that memorializes Jessy Dirkhising?
The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard Hardcover
by Stephen Jimenez (Author)
The author is gay. He tells the truth about the meth deal gone wrong.
The left can never ever give up on any of their lies, even when the truth is finally “out of the closet,” so to speak.
they have to launch with the fraudulent tooti frooti propaganda to get readers looking for cheap thrills
The media beat the drum for Matthew Shepard for weeks but ran from this story and worked to bury it just as they did the murders of Channon Christian, and Christopher Newsom who were murdered after being horribly tortured by five black men and women. A great example of twisting facts is the Wiki page that has deleted the pictures of the murderers.
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