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Matthew Shepard Foundation Enters 20th Year

Matthew Shepard Foundation Enters 20th Year

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Nineteen years after the brutal, anti-gay murder of her 21-year-old son Matthew in Laramie, Wyoming, Judy Shepard is committed and passionate about the cause of combatting bullying and bias of the type that ripped her family apart. “I look at this as my grieving process,” she said of the frequent appearances […]

Kate Kendell to Honor Barbara Gittings 

Kate Kendell to Honor Barbara Gittings 

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | If there were ever a fitting tribute from one renowned LGBT civil rights leader to another, we’ll get to hear it this summer in Philadelphia. Outside Independence Hall on the Fourth of July, Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), will pay tribute to social justice pioneer […]

Emotions High –– On Stage and Off –– at “Laramie Project Cycle”

Emotions High –– On Stage and Off –– at “Laramie Project Cycle”

BY ANDY HUMM | Ten years — especially the decade that followed the 1998 anti-gay murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard — is an epoch in LGBT history. BAM’s revival of “The Laramie Project” –– an Off-Broadway play less than successful commercially in 2000 that has gone on to be the most performed play of the period, […]