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Matthew Shepard Foundation

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay 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.

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

Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay 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...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay 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!...

WATCH: Author Makes Shocking Claims About Matthew Shepard's Murder

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Award-winning journalist Stephen Jimenez is set to release The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard on Oct. 1. His book cla...

Matthew Shepard's Mom Responds To DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Matthew Shepard's mom, Judy, wishes her son were alive to see Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (...

Coming Full Circle: Stonewall, My Mother, and Me

Lesléa Newman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Lesléa Newman

My mother had no idea she had a living, breathing gay person under her very own roof; said gay person -- me -- didn't know either.

Matthew Shepard Play Cycle To Hit NYC

Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The original cast of "The Laramie Project" will reunite in Brooklyn, N.Y. this winter for a stretch of special performances. But the forthcoming B...

14 Years Ago Today

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Aaron Kreifels was riding his bike through a field in Wyoming. He wasn't expecting that day to be different from any other beautiful sunny afternoon in the vast plains surrounding Laramie, but that day would change many lives.

Iowa Student Denied Gay Scholarship Recognition At Catholic High School

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A gay student in Iowa says his Catholic high school is refusing to allow a foundation that promotes gay rights activism to pre...

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.

PHOTOS: Remembering Matthew Shepard, 1976-1998

Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay 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 ...

Hickenlooper Haunted By 'Backward-Thinking' Comment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 2009 interview at a Matthew Shepard Foundation event is coming back to haunt Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper. Matthew Shepard ...