QueerToday.com - September 26, 2007 - Boston -
Amy Contrada, author of the vehemently anti-gay MassResistance blog and tireless crusader against the Laramie Project play, failed to report that her own daughter will star in Acton High School's production of the play this November. Despite the fact that her daughter will play a TV Reporter and serve as a Moderator for the play, which sensitively chronicles the death of Mathew Shepard, Contrada remains committed to organizing an anti-gay forum at the same High School in October.
Friends of Contrada's daughter first posted messages on QueerToday.com on the evening of September 25. "When you meet her (The daughter of Amy Contrada), it's hard to believe that her mom is like that - she's such her opposite," wrote one classmate. Another drama club friend showed their support by posting "Go C****!"
See the full article on Mark Snyder's QueerToday.com blog.
The only way to fight hate is through information. Hate is based on fear, and sometimes fears are unfounded like those perceived against the GLBT community. It is through vessels like the "Laramie Project" that information brings the healing we need. Love conquers all, and it will be acts of love that heal the wounds of past, allowing us all to sit at the same table as one big "family". Amy, make your daughter proud of you and go see her in this play.
For those who are interested in seeing this performance, The Acton High School production of the Laramie Project will begin November 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at abdrama.org.