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Bookstore Owners: Cancel the Book Signing with LGBT Hate Crime Denier, Stephen Jiminez

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On the eve of the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder, DC's Politics & Prose bookstore is hosting Stephen Jiminez, the author of "The Book of Matt."

Throughout the Fall, several other bookstores around the country are also hosting Jiminez.

Jiminez claims that Matthew and his murderer Aaron McKinney were lovers and meth dealers. Despite the lack of any factual evidence to back up his claims, Jiminez is still touring the country on the gruesome anniversary to sell his innuendo and lie-filled book.

Politics & Prose believes every author, despite the bigotry and lies they are spreading, should have a platform at their store. 

The book has been thoroughly debunked by Media Matters: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/02/debunking-stephen-jimenezs-effort-to-de-gay-mat/196229

You can also read more about it here: http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/author-unveils-anti-gay-matthew-shepard-truther-book-on-15th-anniversary-of-his-murder/

This petition was delivered to:
  • Politics & Prose Bookstore
    Bradley Graham
  • Powell's Books, Portland, OR
    Serra Toney
  • Book Cellar, Chicago
    Manager
  • Book Soup, West Hollywood
    Manager
  • Sarasota 1 Bookstore
    David
  • Carmichael's Books
    Carol Bess
  • Auntie's Bookstore
    Melissa Opel
  • Tattered Cover Bookstore
    Matthew Miller
  • Old Firehouse Books
    Kelsey Myers
  • Iowa City Book Festival
    Director


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