I want to come out to my family but my dad would beat the shit out of me and my uncle would call me demeaning names.

I can’t understand why people are afraid of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered people. It’s just love, like any straight couple.

I dislike the people who hold up signs saying that Matthew Shepherd is in hell. They are narrow-minded, uneducated bigots who perpetuate the patterns of homophobia, racism, sexism and intolerance.

I am so scared.