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If 'Fags' Really Can 'Doom Nations,' Then We'd Better Get To Work

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

Almost two decades ago, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was tied to a fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die because he was gay. I was just 20...

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

In the Company of History: How Being Part of 'The Laramie Project' Changed My Life

Mercedes Herrero | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mercedes Herrero

As an actor, you don't always feel that your work is relevant. Sometimes you'd like to be in the trenches of life, truly helping people in a more direct way. But with this play I never felt that. And I remember how I started making subtle shifts in my habits.

Learning From Laramie

Moisés Kaufman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Moisés Kaufman

There are moments in history that cast a sudden bright light on an entire culture. And if what happens in that moment can be recorded, we can seize the moment for change. The murder of Matthew Shepard was just such a moment.

Confessions Of An Ex-Priest: Matthew Shepard And Laramie -- Their Meaning Then And Now

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Rastrelli

I must have said or felt something, but I don't recall my reaction. Matthew Shepard isn't mentioned in my journal. It's like someone tampered with my memories, dubbing over my emotions with white noise. Most likely, I shut out everything. Feeling anything would have risked too much.

Tribal Truths

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.

Redtwist Theatre's Must-see The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later Finds the Hope in the Horror

Robert Bullen | Posted 05.06.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

See this production. It's why we go to the theatre, folks. It slaps us awake and forces us to examine how we can support change not only as individuals, but as a community.

HuffPost Guides: Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area Ski Guide

The Huffington Post | Eliza Martinez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area in Wyoming is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Po...

PHOTOS: Remembering Matthew Shepard, 1976-1998

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what has been described as a galvanizing moment for America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, 21-year-old college student ...

What An Ogress You Are, Congresswoman Foxx

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

I'd like to imagine the feelings of Judy Shepard as the hate crimes bill named after her murdered son Matthew passed the house in the presence of the woman who attempted to besmirch his memory with ugly distortions.

Break the Silence on Bullying

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debra Chasnoff

After telling his mother, "I get picked on every day... I can't do this anymore," Eric Mohat, a 17-year old student from Ohio, locked himself in his room and shot himself.