In October 1998, a homosexual man named Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in Wyoming. Protestors attended his funeral with signs that read "Death to fags."
In January 2001, Reverend Brent Hawkes presided over the first legitimate gay marriages in Canada.
In April 2001, a homosexual woman was named homecoming king of her high school's prom in Kansas. This time, protestors came bearing signs that read "Thank God for AIDS."