Tag Archives: Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Denounces Trump’s Violent Rhetoric In New Ad Backing Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post recaps: The mother of Matthew Shepard ― a gay student who was brutally attacked and left to die in a 1998 hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming ― is warning voters about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bullying. In an ad released by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, Judy Shepard speaks about Trump’s violent rhetoric on ...

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Trailer: Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

Premiering Monday on Logo at 9PM.

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Gun Used In 2012 Shooting At FRC Office Goes On Display At Crime Museum

The gun used in the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters has gone on display at Washington DC’s Crime Museum. Via World Net Daily: The yellowed “eyes” of the Volkswagen Beetle that serial killer Ted Bundy used to kidnap his victims still watch over a grisly display of crime artifacts: Unabomber letters. The noose from a Ku Klux ...

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President Obama Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Signing The Matthew Shepard Act

Via White House press release: Five years ago, I was proud to sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act into law – a law that strengthened the protections against crimes based on the color of our skin, the love in our hearts, the faith we practice, or the place of our birth. This law gave ...

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Sullivan Backs Matthew Shepard Truthers

“The question here is whether the crime was solely a function of the homophobic hatred of two strangers who beat up and brutally murdered someone merely because he was gay. That’s the official line of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign. Of course these motives could also have been involved. I’m arguing that meth can explain all ...

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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Speak On The 16th Anniversary Of His Death

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COMPILATION: Gay News In The 1990s

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled an hour of gay-related news reports that aired in the 1990s. Among the topics: ACT UP demonstrations, the Boy Scouts, gay pride marches, the election of Bill Clinton, the enactment of DADT, the enactment of DOMA, and the murder of Matthew Shepard. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Compilations of gay news in the 1970s, gay news ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Jason Collins

ESPN reports: Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins met privately with the parents and brother of the late Matthew Shepard following the team’s 112-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. The player gave Dennis and Judy Shepard an autographed, No. 98 black and white jersey, and laughter could be heard throughout the 10-minute meeting. Collins, who ...

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Quote Of The Day – Rev. Gary Hall

“In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful. And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Football Players Disrupt Campus Production Of Laramie Project

According to the Daily Mississippian, members of the University of Mississippi football team disrupted a campus production of the Laramie Project and shouted “fag” during the show. Cast members of the play, which is about an openly gay male who was murdered in Laramie County in Wyoming, said members of the audience became so disruptive at times that they struggled ...

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Jason Collins’ #98 Jersey: Top Seller

The Washington Wizards announced today that 100% of its online custom jersey sales in the last 48 hours have borne the name and number of Jason Collins. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins’ jerseys got a boost in online sales after he became the first openly gay athlete on a major U.S. team sport. Team spokesman Scott Hall told ABC News ...

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Collins: I Secretly Chose #98 As A Tribute To Matthew Shepard & Trevor Project

The parents of Matthew Shepard say they are floored at the news that Jason Collins secretly chose 98 as his uniform number as a tribute to Matthew Shepard and the Trevor Project, which was founded in August 1998 two months before Shepard was murdered. “It made me cry,” Judy Shepard told FOXSports.com during an interview Monday afternoon. “It was really ...

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Imagine A World Without Hate

The Anti-Defamation League imagines a world that still has Harvey Milk, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, and Matthew Shepard in it.

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HomoQuotable – George Takei

“Matthew [Shepard’s] death brought about calls for stricter hate crime legislation. Under Wyoming and Federal law at the time, LGBT persons were not included within existing hate crime definitions. The battle to bring about this change was not easy. It took nearly 20 years of lobbying, votes, threats of vetoes, and partisan bickering before a Federal law included LGBT persons ...

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SF Chorus: Tribute To Matthew Shepard

The lyrics are close-captioned on YouTube. RELATED: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will hold their annual fundraising gala on Sunday, October 14th. I’ll be there with Dan Savage and his husband.

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Full Movie: The Laramie Project

Posted to YouTube today in its entirety. Moisés Kaufman and members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard’s visit to ...

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MONTANA: Tea Party Head Fired After Facebook Joke About Killing Gays

Montana Tea Party president Tim Ravndal has been fired after making Facebook jokes about the murder of Matthew Shepard in a posting denouncing same-sex marriage and the ACLU. Ravndal’s Facebook friend: “I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions.” Ravndal responded: “Where can I get that Wyoming printed instruction ...

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Photo Of The Day: Hater 1 – Protesters 500

Protesters outnumbered an anti-gay hater by 500-1 at a scheduled Westboro picket of a high school performance of the Laramie Project in Louisiana. Westboro didn’t show. UPDATE: Here’s an amusing clip of the protesters getting ready for Westboro.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Tectonic Theater Project, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the October 12th performance of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at NYC’s Lincoln Center. The groundbreaking epilogue to the Laramie Project, titled THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER, will be performed in New York at Lincoln Center and over 150 other theaters across the country ...

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Laramie Project Gets Epilogue

A epilogue called The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, which gives voice to Matthew Shepard’s killer, opens nationwide on October 12th. A decade after “The Laramie Project” became a theatrical phenomenon, its creators are back with an epilogue highlighted by a riveting prison interview with the killer of gay college student Matthew Shepard — depicting him as candid but not ...

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