Matthew shepard news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about matthew shepard from the latimes. On 6 october 1998, matthew shepard, a student at the university of wyoming, met aaron james mckinney and russel arthur henderson in a bar after shepard admitted he. The matthew shepard foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. Remember the terrible murder of matthew shepard in laramie, wyo in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay the american. October marks the 15th anniversary of the beating and death of university of wyoming student matthew shepard his funeral was held in his hometown of casper. 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. Matthew wayne shepard (december 1, 1976 – october 12, 1998) was a gay american student at the university of wyoming who was fatally attacked near laramie, wyoming.
Matthew shepard: matthew shepard, american college student who because of his sexual orientation was severely beaten and left to die shepard’s death, which was. Almost everything you think you know about the matthew shepard narrative is false matthew shepard was the winsome young homosexual in laramie, wyoming who in october. A cross made of stones rests below the fence in laramie, wyo, where matthew shepard was pistol-whipped and then hung in a pose resembling a crucifixion. View the profiles of people named matthew shepard join facebook to connect with matthew shepard and others you may know facebook gives people the power.
Shepard's father and the director of a new documentary talk about why it's important that we remember him. The book of matt is a book by stephen jimenez published by steerforth in 2013, the book is an investigation into the murder of matthew shepard. Casper, wyoming (cnn) -- as a wet snow fell on mourners outside, family and friends of matthew shepard gathered friday afternoon in the casper church where.
Matthew shepard december 1, 1976-october 12, 1998 one of the most powerful motion picture's dealing with matthew shepard's murder is hbo's the laramie project. The matthew shepard and james byrd, jr hate crimes prevention act public law no 111-84 hate crimes in america every hour, a crime motivated by the perpetrator. Matthew shepard was an american student who became the victim of a vicious hate crime check out this biography to know more about his life. Matthew wayne matt shepard (december 1, 1976 – october 12, 1998) was an american student at the university of wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die.
Matthew shepard, self: dear jesse matthew shepard was born on december 1, 1976 in casper, wyoming, usa as matthew wayne shepard he died on october 12, 1998 in fort. Dr matthew shepard, md is an internal medicine specialist in cape girardeau, mo and has been practicing for 24 years he graduated from indiana university school of.
The matthew shepard and james byrd jr hate crimes prevention act, also known as the matthew shepard act, is an american act of congress, passed on october 22, 2009. The matthew shepard story  the matthew shepard story  skip navigation sign in search loading close yeah, keep it undo close this video. Matthew shepard was tied, beaten and left to die stands quietly saturday, 10/4/03.
Fifteen years after matthew shepard was tied to a fence and fatally beaten after leaving a bar in wyoming, a new book claims the gay teenager was murdered. Six years ago, on a cold october night on the outskirts of laramie, wyo, 21-year-old gay college student matthew shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a. On a slightly elevated plain just east of laramie, wyoming on october 7, 1998, aaron mckinney and russell henderson beat and tortured matthew shepard nearly to death. Is matthew shepard more appropriately honored by public beatification, or by an honest reckoning of who he was and why he was killed. Stoneham — sometimes judy shepard gets angry nearly 20 years have passed since her son, matthew, who was gay, was savagely murdered, and she is still fighting to.
University of wyoming student matthew shepard, who was openly gay, was brutally beaten in october 1998 by aaron mckinney and russell henderson shepard died several. The murder of matthew shepard, a student at the university of wyoming, received unprecedented media coverage and became a catalyst for hate crime reform in the united. Remarks by the president at reception commemorating the enactment of the hate crimes prevention act testimony of attorney general eric h holder, jr before the.