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Matthew Shepard Was Brutally Murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Last Night, the City Passed the First LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance in the State.

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU

On October 6, 1998, two young men in Laramie, Wyoming, tricked University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard into thinking they would give him a ride home from the bar. Eighteen hours later, a cyclist found the gay student tied to a...

Reexamining The Murder Of Matthew Shepard

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

Stephen Jimenez’s upcoming book, The Book Of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, is the result of more than a decade of research into the truth behind Shepard’s brutal 1998 murder in Laramie, Wyoming. We recentl...

Acclaimed Film About Gay Life In Rural Wyoming Is Still Amazing 15 Years Later

LGBT / Gay : Queerty

When Thomas Bezucha’s Big Eden was first released in 2000 (five years before the Wyoming-set Brokeback Mountain and two years after the Wyoming murder of Matthew Shepard), the gay rural love story set in the fictional town of Big Ed...

Town Where Matthew Shepard Was Killed Passes LGBT Protections. It Only Took 17 Years.

LGBT / Gay : Queerty

Seventeen years have passed since Matthew Shepard was beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. His murder reverberated across the nation, inspiring advocates to work even harder to move the dial on gay rights and...

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shepard’s Father Remembers When He Learned His Son Was Gay

LGBT / Gay : Queerty

Nearly 17 years have passed since Matthew Shepard was murdered on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, yet for many people who marched in the streets in the days after his death it still feels like yesterday. The outpouring of anger, ...


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