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Matt Shepard

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.

Defending Matt

Michele Josue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michele Josue

As the media stripped my friend Matt Shepard of his humanity, I made a promise to myself that when I was emotionally and artistically ready, I would share with the world who Matt really was, in the only way that I knew how: through film.

15 Years Without Matt, and the Road Forward

Judy Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Shepard

Fifteen years ago we were in Fort Collins, Colo., at the hospital with Matt, praying for a peaceful end to his suffering. At that point we were aware that he would never wake up from the coma he was in as a result of the beating that he'd received at the hands of then-unknown assailants.

Learning From Laramie

Moisés Kaufman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay 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.

Creating Matt's Legacy

Judy Shepard | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Judy Shepard

October cannot go by anymore, and never will again, without us wondering what might have been if hatred of gay, and lesbian, and bisexual, and transgendered people, and all those whom others simply think might be, had been rooted out long ago.