Topics :: Matthew Shepard

Matt Shepard is A Friend of Mine

By Louise Adams | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Fifteen years after his murder gained international attention, friend Michele Josue tells about the person behind the martyr in her 85-minute documentary.

Wy. Society Honors Critical Book on Matthew Shepard

Monday Sep 8, 2014
The Wyoming State Historical Society is honoring a book about Matthew Shepard that claims the gay University of Wyoming student was killed in a drug deal and not in a hate crime.

Collins Set To Meet Matthew Shepard’s Parents

By Arnie Stapleton | Friday Feb 28, 2014
For a guy who waited so long to get his chance to play basketball again, this was one game Jason Collins couldn’t get through fast enough.

Gay Hate Crimes Activist Speaks in SC

Monday Oct 21, 2013
The mother of Matthew Shepard is speaking in Charleston. It’s been 15 years since Shepard, who was gay, was abducted and beaten to death in Laramie, Wyo.

Vigil in Wash. Marks 15 Years Since Death of Matthew Shepard

Friday Oct 11, 2013
A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was abducted and killed in Laramie, Wyo.

’Beyond the Fence’ :: Matthew Shepard Lives in Musical Tribute

By Chris Carpenter | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
South Coast Chorale (SCC) will pay tribute this month to a gay martyr’s legacy with a world premiere musical production, "Matthew Shepard - Beyond the Fence."

U Miss Hate Speech: All Audience Called to Dialogue

Monday Oct 7, 2013
The University of Mississippi says it has not been able to verify reports that athletes led the disruption of a campus play with gay slurs and inappropriate laughter. University officials said earlier that some freshman athletes participated.

National Cathedral Premieres New Documentary on Matthew Shepard

Friday Oct 4, 2013
Washington National Cathedral is hosting the premiere of a new documentary about Matthew Shepard, along with a forum about gay rights to mark 15 years since the gay college student was killed in Wyoming.

Miss. Football Players Disrupt College Play about Matthew Shepard

By David Brandt | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.

ABA Unanimously Passes Resolution Curtailing "Gay Panic" Defense

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
The American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging federal, state, local and territorial governments to pass legislation curtailing the availability and effectiveness of the use of "gay panic" defenses by criminal defendants.