Matthew Shepard Foundation

An Orlando-based community coalition wants the memorial's organizers to "put people first" instead of "educating tourists."
The memory of the anti-gay hate crime remains even as LGBTQ acceptance has advanced in the state.
The policies the current administration is trying to impose on the country are a direct assault on our community.
The Wyoming senator was speaking to a group of high school and middle school students.
"Such senseless violence and hatred hurt us all, though few have had to endure its effects as personally as you have... May
People see parts of themselves in Matt, both good and bad, and then the message sinks in, that these victims are more than icons or figures. They're people who feel love, pain, happiness and sadness.
Even after 16 years, the name and story of Matthew Shepard, whose murder, carved into American history, represented a watershed moment that forever changed the conversation about the LGBT experience, not only still resonate but continue to have an impact.
At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.
Rush Limbaugh made an eyebrow-raising reference to Matthew Shepard in a radio broadcast this week, implying that the slain
In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know
The theory sharply contrasts the widely-known media narrative of Shepard's death, which has inspired movies, books, plays
"I wish he'd been here to see it," she added. "This case warms my heart, to think that his dream is still coming true." On
My mother had no idea she had a living, breathing gay person under her very own roof; said gay person -- me -- didn't know either.
Check out photos from "The Laramie Project Cycle," courtesy of BAM, below: The original cast of "The Laramie Project" will
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.
October cannot go by anymore, and never will again, without us wondering what might have been if hatred of gay, and lesbian, and bisexual, and transgendered people, and all those whom others simply think might be, had been rooted out long ago.
Check out HuffPost Gay Voices on Facebook here. Now, more than a decade later, Shepard's legacy lives on both in the LGBT
"I think a couple things, I mean, you know, the tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming. Colorado and Wyoming