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Matthew Shepard Foundation

Letters From Clinton, Mrs. King To Matthew Shepard's Parents Released For The First Time

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

Judy and Dennis Shepard, the parents of late gay historical figure Matthew Shepard and founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, have for the first ...

'Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,' and My Son

Judy Shepard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Shepard

People see parts of themselves in Matt, both good and bad, and then the message sinks in, that these victims are more than icons or figures. They're people who feel love, pain, happiness and sadness.

Matthew Shepard: His Legacy Continues

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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.

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...

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!...

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

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

Creating Matt's Legacy

Judy Shepard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 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 ...

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 ...