San Diego Remembers Matthew Shepard 20 Years Later at Flicks

Friday, October 12th 2018 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join San Diego Remembers on Friday October 12, 2018 at 7pm at the John Wear Hate Crimes Plaque as we take some time to pause and reflect on the murder of Matthew Shepard. Matthew was a 21 year old gay man who was severely beat the night of October 6, 1998 and tied to fence and left to die because he was gay. He was found the next morning after being mistaken for a scarecrow and remained comatose for the next 5 days before he died. His death galvanized the LGBT community to fight for hate crimes protection and helped pushed towards full equality of LGBT people. San Diego Remembers began on Oct 12, 2008 as Benny Cartwright and Rick Cervantes paused in the middle of the run up to the Prop 8 election to reflect on where we had been, what Matt meant to them and what to do going forward. In previous years we've planned large events but this year feel it's time to take the event back to it's roots of a small candle lite gathering at the John Wear Hate Crimes Plaque. Please come join us for a few minutes of quiet reflection and then join us at Flicks afterward to Celebrate the life of Matt and the progress we've made.


Flicks prides itself on having something to offer everybody in the gay and lesbian community each night of the week. Our goal at Flicks is to ensure that everybody feels welcome and has an enjoyable time.

As San Diego’s Original Video Gay Bar, we offer the largest selection of music videos in town. While the daily events may change over the years in reaction to the economy and the needs of the community, one thing never changes at Flicks: we are a bar designed for everyone, playing some of the greatest music videos in town, and will always maintain a friendly and welcoming staff.

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