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The whole world was watching : living in the light of Matthew Shepard

著者: Romaine Patterson; Patrick Hinds
出版商: New York : Advocate Books, 2005.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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From the Publisher: On the evening of Thursday, October 8, 1998, 20-year-old Romaine Patterson received a phone call that her best friend, Matthew Shepard, had been beaten and left hanging on a split-rail fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. Romaine was then thrust to the center of the worldwide media frenzy that descended on Laramie, and she came face-to-face with twisted homophobia when Baptist minister Fred Phelps  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Patterson, Romaine.
Whole world was watching.
New York : Advocate Books, 2005
(OCoLC)654284196
提及的人: Romaine Patterson; Matthew Shepard; Romaine Patterson; Matthew Shepard
材料类型: 传记
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所有的著者/提供者: Romaine Patterson; Patrick Hinds
ISBN: 1555839010 9781555839017
OCLC号码: 60590127
描述: xiii, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
责任: Romaine Patterson with Patrick Hinds.
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From the Publisher: On the evening of Thursday, October 8, 1998, 20-year-old Romaine Patterson received a phone call that her best friend, Matthew Shepard, had been beaten and left hanging on a split-rail fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. Romaine was then thrust to the center of the worldwide media frenzy that descended on Laramie, and she came face-to-face with twisted homophobia when Baptist minister Fred Phelps and his followers picketed Matthew's funeral with signs reading, "Matt burns in hell." Upon learning of Phelps' plan to bring his ministry of hate to support Matt's killers at their trial, Romaine went into action. Who can forget the image of Romaine and her friends donning seven-foot angel wings so they could encircle Phelps and his gang, leaving the picketers silent and invisible? From that moment forward, Romaine has become a spokesperson for tolerance, acceptance, and nonviolence around the globe, whether as a founder of Angel Action, as a consultant for The Laramie Project (the award-winning play that has been produced hundreds of times and became an acclaimed HBO film starring Christina Ricci as Romaine). In one of their last conversations, Matt told Romaine that he wanted to spend his life helping people realize that they as individuals could make a difference in the world. This is Romaine Patterson's journey to realizing the truth of that statement.

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