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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.

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

Garrison Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Matthew Shepard

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Just past midnight on October 7, 1998, one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in American history took place in Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew Shepa...

WATCH: Matthew Shepard's Father Speaks Out Against Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

The father of slain gay student Matthew Shepard has joined the chorus of dissenting voices urging Tennessee voters to resist proposed anti-LGBT legisl...

In Their Own Words: Hate Crime Act Supporters Speak (Video)

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the long awaited hate crime bill. Here are short interviews with a variety of people who have fought for this legislation for years.

Obama's Speech (TEXT): Transcript Of President Obama's Speech About Gay Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The official transcript of President Obama's address at The Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, as released by the White ...