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HRC Marks 18th Anniversary of Matthew Shepard Attack

This week, HRC marks the 18 th anniversary of the tragic attack and untimely death of Matthew Shepard. Matthew was brutally attacked in Laramie, Wyoming, in an anti-gay hate crime on October 6, 1998. He died from his injuries six days later. Following his death, his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, persistently fought for a federal hate crimes law. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.
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