Matthew Shepard

April 4, 2014

NBA to auction off autographed Jason Collins Brooklyn Nets jerseys

The NBA announced that starting April 4th until April 22nd, Jason Collins' jersey will be put on auction to support GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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September 6, 2013

National Cathedral teaming up with GLAAD to honor LGBT youth

To honor the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, DC's National Cathedral will host events to honor LGBT youth and young adults.

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May 9, 2013

Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.

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Author Leslea Newman Gives Reading of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

Author Lesléa Newman gave a reading Wednesday night at Books of Wonder in NYC of her new book October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, a deeply personal collection of poetry about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.

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April 16, 2013

Author Lesléa Newman To Read From "October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard" In NYC

Author Lesléa Newman is coming to New York City to read from her new novel-in-verse, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard."

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WATCH: Katie Couric To Speak With Judy Shepard And Directors of "The Laramie Project"

On Tuesday's episode of the syndicated talk show Katie, host Kate Couric will speak to Judy Shepard, Moisés Kaufman and Leigh Fondakowski about moving forward after the unthinkable.
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Remembering Matthew Shepard

Matthew’s death changed the way people viewed and talked about LGBT people, and eventually led to the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a federal law against bias-motivated crimes targeting LGBT people, among others.

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