CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Wyoming Equality, a group that works to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Wyoming, held an event that featured key-note speakers Judy Shepard and Deb Glenn- two mothers with powerful stories.
Shepard, mother of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard who was murdered 18 years ago in Laramie, says the goal of the event “A Mother’s Love” was to help people understand the strength and power of reaching out to allies and advocates in the LGBT community.
Glenn, mother of Tyler Glenn who sings for the group Neon Trees, told her story of her unconditional love for her son who recently announced he was gay to the community three years ago. She said, “Don’t turn your children away, they’re your children before, they’re your children now.”
Shepard couldn’t agree more. She says although there is progress that has been made over the years, Wyoming still has a ways to go.Share: