The Laramie Project at Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss Theatre is a beautiful piece of theatre, masterfully presented by artists and technicians of the highest caliber. Congratulations to all involved in bringing this piece to our community. Please make time to see this show.
It has been 20 years since the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. We have come so far in many ways and in others we have not progressed, and in a few ways it feels as if we are moving backward. It appears that overall the people of Laramie were changed for the better in the aftermath of this horrific act. I wish there was a way to learn these lessons of acceptance and humanity without brutality. No one deserves to suffer the way that child did.
Also, I’m not sure how much things really changed in real ways for LGBTQ+ folks in Wyoming - not sure there was lots of local policy to protect their rights and dignity to “Live and Let Live” as it was so often stated in the piece. I know there wasn’t in the immediate aftermath but I’m not sure what things look like today.