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Matthew Shepard’s mother on gay rights, expansion of “Hate Crimes”




Judy Shepard finally speaks about her son's murder and his legacy
Judy Shepard finally speaks about her son's murder and his legacy
Hudson Street Press

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Soon after his brutal murder in Laramie, Wyoming in October of 1998, Matthew Shepard became a national symbol in the fight for gay rights. More than ten years after his passing a historic hate crimes bill expansion bearing his name sits awaiting the signature of the President. Matthew’s mother joins Patt to share her story about her son's life, his death, and her dedication to the fight for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, cofounder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which is dedicated to social justice, diversity awareness education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people; she is also the author most recently of “The Meaning of Matthew”