Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard Could Have Been Any of Us

Matthew Shepard
Editorial
My father came in and asked me why I was so emotional over some stranger I didn’t even know. In that moment I was him and he was me. ...
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S.A.F.E. Act Introduced by LGBT Bar Association to Thwart Gay and Trans Panic Defenses

LGBT Bar Photo
Politics National
The Bar Association promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. ...
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A Gay Dad’s Requiem for Leelah, the Matthew Shepard of Our Time

Leelah Alcorn
Top News Editorial
Doug and Carla Alcorn plan to say goodbye to someone named Joshua Alcorn. The rest of the world is mourning a vibrant young woman named Leelah Alcorn. ...
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Judy and Dennis Shepard to Present ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ in New York

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
Top News Entertainment
A close friend of Matthew Shepard revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos and rare video footage as his all-too-brief life is remembered. ...
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Openly-Gay Jason Collins Signs Season Deal with Nets

Sports
"What Jackie Robinson did for the sport of baseball and our society [is] tremendous. But I am just trying to be Jason Collins," he said. ...
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Jason Collins’ Jersey Becomes Top Selling in NBA

Top News Sports
The NBA announced Friday that it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Jason Collins' jerseys to the GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. ...
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The Shepard-Byrd Hate Crime Prevention Act Turns Four

Top News Politics National
In 1998, Matthew Shepard— a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was robbed, tortured, tied to a fence along a country road and left to die by two men who offered him a ride home from a local bar. ...
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Judy Shepard: WY ‘Has Taken Two Steps Back’

Top News National
Shepard is shocked the state still has no hate-crime laws, let alone one based on crimes against sexual orientation or gender identity. Because of this, she said a lot of LGBT people in Wyoming choose to stay in the closet. ...
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Kerry Speaks to DC LGBT Group Attended by Judy Shepard

Top News Politics National
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event on Wednesday. His remarks follow. ...
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Gay and Trans Panic Resolution Backed by ABA

Top News National
The 15th anniversary is approaching of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old college student who was beaten to death by two men. ...
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