you won’t see this in Singapore. . .
There was a group of demonstrators outside the Michigan League today, protesting against the showing of The Laramie Project – a play that I not only watched, but also watched for free. Ha!
Those protestors were gay-haters; apparently they travel to every production in various cities. – I guess you wouldn’t know that The Laramie Project is a documentary styled play reenacting the real life event of Matthew Shepard‘s savage death in 1998. Although I had never heard of this case before, it is a very well known historical event in America. . . you can read more about it here.
While prejudice and racism are everywhere, one aspect of Michigan that I’m proud of is its openness in diversity. The school prides itself for being liberal and I’m so happy for that (not that I’m gay). It makes this society much more vibrant and accepting. Like I said, it’s not all perfect and rosy, but it’s probably the best that it can be. Matthew Shepard lived a short life, but his death will be immortalized forever.