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Matthew Shepard Death

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Makes Shocking Claim About Matthew Shepard's Death

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rush Limbaugh made an eyebrow-raising reference to Matthew Shepard in a radio broadcast this week, implying that the slain gay student's murder wasn't...

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

Garrison Gibbons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

15 Years Without Matt, and the Road Forward

Judy Shepard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Know Your LGBT History: France's Big Move And 2 Other Events On October 6

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

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.

An Icon Of The Queer God

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 09.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Matthew Shepard was despised by many in his community for the simple fact that they could not see God in him. For this he paid the ultimate price of losing his life in a horrific manner, not so different from the crucifixion of the Divine of many centuries ago.