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From left: Dennis Shepard, Jason Collins, Judy Shepard, and Logan Shepard.

Jason Collins, who wears #98 in honor of their son, meets Matthew Shepard’s family

Friday, February 28, 2014
DENVER — Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard’s parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in honor of their son. They also shared some laughs. [ Read more → ]
Matt Shepard, in a family photo carried in his father's wallet.

‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ – The life and legacy of a young gay man

Sunday, September 22, 2013
On this 15th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, filmmaker Michele Josue -- a high school classmate and close friend of Matthew's -- brings to the screen the story of the life, death, and lasting legacy of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man with aspirations to one day change the world. [ Read more → ]
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Matthew Shepard’s mother touched by Jason Collins’ tribute

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason Collins honored her son by wearing jersey No. 98. [ Read more → ]
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The memory and meaning of Matthew Shepard, 14 years later

Saturday, October 6, 2012
On October 7, 1998, Aaron Kreifels was riding his bike through a field in Wyoming. He wasn’t expecting that day to be different from any other beautiful sunny afternoon in the vast plains surrounding Laramie, but that day would change many lives. Aaron spotted what he initially thought was a scarecrow next to a fence. Then he noticed a glisten of blood. The sun sparkled on what he barely recognized as a face. Aaron had discovered 22 year-old Matthew Shepard, clinging to life. [ Read more → ]
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The memory and meaning of Matthew Shepard, 13 years later

Thursday, October 6, 2011
On October 7, 1998, Aaron Kreifels was riding his bike through a field in Wyoming. He wasn’t expecting that day to be different from any other beautiful sunny afternoon in the vast plains surrounding Laramie, but that day would change many lives. Aaron spotted what... [ Read more → ]
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Judy Shepard: Senate vote on gay military service honors our nation’s principles

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Dennis and I and the Matthew Shepard Foundation join millions of Americans in and out of uniform today in applauding the United States Senate. It took truly principled action in finally ending the military’s obsolete and discriminatory ban on gay service members serving their country in the military. [ Read more → ]
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Remembering Matthew Shepard on the 12th anniversary of his murder

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Matthew Shepard was brutally assaulted on a lonely ridge overlooking Laramie, Wyoming twelve years ago this month. And on this day in 1998, he died while in a coma in a Fort Collins, CO, hospital with his family by his side. Much has changed. Much has not. [ Read more → ]
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Judy Shepard on ‘Ellen’ — 11 years later, the pain remains

Saturday, October 10, 2009
On Friday, Judy Shepard appeared on "Ellen" to talk about her new book recounting the murder of her son Matthew, a young gay man and victim of a brutal hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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‘The Meaning of Matthew…’ – Judy Shepard’s journey, and crusade for gay rights

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation. The 21 year-old college student was viciously murdered in Laramie, WY, bludgeoned to death while tied to a fence. Matthew was targeted because he was gay. Matthew's death and the subsequent trial and convictions of his... [ Read more → ]
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