Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) was a student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A., in October 1998. He was attacked on the night of October 6–7, and died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 12 from severe head injuries.

October 6 1998 – Matthew Shepard 21 is tortured, pistol whipped, beaten and tied to a fence and left to die. After 18 hours was found by a bicyclist who at first thought he was a scarecrow. He died 6 days later in a Fort Collins, CO hospital.

Matthew Shepard - much love Never forgotten to me. RIP

D-XRISTO. Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1976 October was a student at the University of Wyoming who was.

In October 1998 Matthew Sheppard was lured from a bar by two heterosexual men, and was taken to an unpopulated region, tied to a fence, and beaten because he was homosexual. He was found the following day by a cyclist and rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

17 years ago today this innocent young man was murdered for his sexual preference.since when is it everybody else's business who people are sleeping with? What if this would've been your son? Wake up people!

The Laramie Project - saw the play last night.   It is so much morethan a play about a hate crime.  It will literally change the way you see yourself in relation to others.  You will never be the same after seeing this.

The Laramie Project - saw the play last night. It is so much morethan a play about a hate crime. It will literally change the way you see yourself in relation to others.

US: Washington National Cathedral to mark Matthew Shepard’s death with ‘Honouring LGBT Youth’ weekend

New book claims Matthew Shepard was a meth addict, murdered by his bisexual lover

Matthew's Angels protected the family of Matthew Shepard from the ugly ranting of Westboro Baptist Church, at Matthew's funeral in 1998.

The Angel Walk in Laramie, WY. Family and friends of Matthew Shepard dressed as angels to visually block the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church

Matthew Shepard Foundation :: Erase Hate

He was murdered for being gay. Think of him on the nights that we celebrate the rights we are gaining each day.

How do people sold on one version of history react to being told that facts are slippery — that thinking of Shepard’s murder as a hate crime does not mean it was a hate crime?

Article on the murder not being a hate crime, and suggesting that Matthew and the perps were involved sexually, as well as in the drug industry.

Ford’s Theatre to produce Matthew Shepard play, ‘The Laramie Project’

Matthew Shepard - Laramie passes nondiscrimination laws 17 years after Matthew Shepard’s death

Image: Candlelight Vigil For Slain Gay Wyoming Student Matthew Shepard

Mother of Matthew Shepard speaks out against Sessions Confirmation

Opening projection 2 Revisiting ‘Laramie’ - The New York Times > Theater > Slide Show > Slide 6 of 11

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