The Laramie Project
written by Moisés Kaufman
Harry Wood: I live in the center of town. And my apartment has windows on two opposite streets. One goes north and one goes south. And that is exactly the homecoming parade route. Now, on the day the parade, I had a cast on my leg because of a fall. So I was very disappointed because I really wanted to walk with the people that were marching for Matthew. But I couldn't. So I watched from my window. And it was ... it was just ... I'm 52 years old and I'm gay. I have lived here for many years and I've seen a lot. And I was very moved when I saw the tag on the end of the homecoming parade. About 100 people walking behind a banner for Matthew Shepard.
So when the parade went down to the end if the block to make a U-turn, and I went to the other side of my apartment. Well, about 10 minutes went by, and sure enough the parade started coming down the street. And then I noticed the most incredible thing ... as the parade came down the street ... the number of people walking for Matthew Shepard had grown 5 times. There were at least 500 people marching for Matthew. 500 people. Can you imagine? The tag at the end was larger than the entire parade. And people kept joining in. And you know what? I started to cry. Tears were streaming down my face. And I thought, "Thank you God that I got to see this in my lifetime." And my second thought was, "Thank you. Matthew."
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