More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Special Sunday Night Viewing: Matthew Shepard Biopics
To honor the memory of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard, Lifetime and HBO will be re-airing two original films on Sunday, October 12. They are not to be missed.
It has been ten years since Matthew was brutally killed in Laramie, Wyoming. His death shocked and saddened people around the world.
In 2002, two television films were made to dramatize the anti-gay hate crime. Now, to commemorate the event, HBO Signature will re-air the acclaimed The Laramie Project while Lifetime Movie Network and GLAAD will join to commemorate the anniversary of Matthew’s death by airing the Emmy-winning The Matthew Shepard Story, originally made for NBC.
A generation has grown up unaware of the story of Matthew Shepard. This Sunday, set your DVR or gather the family around to watch two incredible stories about the life and senseless death of a young man that brought issues of anti-gay discrimination and violence to an international audience.
The Matthew Shepard Story
Sunday, Oct. 12; 12pm ET/9am PT, Lifetime Movie Network
The Laramie Project
Sunday, Oct. 12; 10:15 pm, HBO Signature West, 7:15 pm HBO Signature East
Please view the trailer for The Laramie Project here: