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Wy. Society Honors Critical Book on Matthew Shepard

The Wyoming State Historical Society is honoring a book about Matthew Shepard that claims the gay University of Wyoming student was killed in a drug deal and not in a hate crime.

Collins Set To Meet Matthew Shepard’s Parents

SPORTS | By Arnie Stapleton | Feb 28
For a guy who waited so long to get his chance to play basketball again, this was one game Jason Collins couldn’t get through fast enough.

Gay Hate Crimes Activist Speaks in SC

The mother of Matthew Shepard is speaking in Charleston. It’s been 15 years since Shepard, who was gay, was abducted and beaten to death in Laramie, Wyo.

Vigil in Wash. Marks 15 Years Since Death of Matthew Shepard

A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was abducted and killed in Laramie, Wyo.

’Beyond the Fence’ :: Matthew Shepard Lives in Musical Tribute

MUSIC | By Chris Carpenter | Oct 8
South Coast Chorale (SCC) will pay tribute this month to a gay martyr’s legacy with a world premiere musical production, "Matthew Shepard - Beyond the Fence."

U Miss Hate Speech: All Audience Called to Dialogue

The University of Mississippi says it has not been able to verify reports that athletes led the disruption of a campus play with gay slurs and inappropriate laughter. University officials said earlier that some freshman athletes participated.

National Cathedral Premieres New Documentary on Matthew Shepard

Washington National Cathedral is hosting the premiere of a new documentary about Matthew Shepard, along with a forum about gay rights to mark 15 years since the gay college student was killed in Wyoming.

Miss. Football Players Disrupt College Play about Matthew Shepard

NATIONAL | By David Brandt | Oct 3
A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.

ABA Unanimously Passes Resolution Curtailing "Gay Panic" Defense

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 13
The American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging federal, state, local and territorial governments to pass legislation curtailing the availability and effectiveness of the use of "gay panic" defenses by criminal defendants.

ABA to Consider Banning "Gay Panic" Defense

Next month during the American Bar Association’s Annual meeting in San Francisco, the organization’s policymaking body will vote on a resolution to make the "gay / trans panic" defense inadmissible in court.

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