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Friday, October 7, 2022

On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a wooden fence post outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died five days later.

  • HBO’s The Laramie Project (2001) Trailer - 'The Laramie Project' is the portrait of a town painfully forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of the national spotlight, responding with love, anger, sympathy, support, and defiance.
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation - The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Through local, regional, and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within our schools, neighborhoods, and homes. Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are