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Dennis Shepard

Mercy Over Vengeance for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.16.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We are Boston Strong in our resolve to remain united in the face of tragedy. We are Boston Strong in our ability to show mercy amid our grief. We are Boston Strong in our belief that in the midst of tragedy, we may now truly begin the healing process.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Recall The Harrowing Moments After His Brutal Attack

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

Warning: Video and article content may be considered graphic and disturbing to some readers. In the early morning hours of October 8, 1998, Judy an...

Matthew Shepard: His Legacy Continues

Cathy Renna | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

Even after 16 years, the name and story of Matthew Shepard, whose murder, carved into American history, represented a watershed moment that forever changed the conversation about the LGBT experience, not only still resonate but continue to have an impact.

A Candle to Light the Darkness, a Voice of Hope for Progress

Garrison Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Garrison Gibbons

The Laramie Project is a play that I just had the opportunity to not only perform in at my school, the University of Mississippi, but see performed by a cast from Ford's Theatre in D.C. this past Friday. The performance was followed by a vigil. Matthew's father, Dennis Shepard, was there.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Matthew Shepard

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Just past midnight on October 7, 1998, one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in American history took place in Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew Shepa...

WATCH: Matthew Shepard's Father Speaks Out Against Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

The father of slain gay student Matthew Shepard has joined the chorus of dissenting voices urging Tennessee voters to resist proposed anti-LGBT legisl...

In Their Own Words: Hate Crime Act Supporters Speak (Video)

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the long awaited hate crime bill. Here are short interviews with a variety of people who have fought for this legislation for years.

Obama's Speech (TEXT): Transcript Of President Obama's Speech About Gay Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The official transcript of President Obama's address at The Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, as released by the White ...