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  Matthew Shepard Memorial
Matthew Wayne Shepard was born on December 1, 1976 in Casper, Wyoming.
Matthew remained in a coma until Monday, October 12, when he left this world at 12:53 a.m.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation has been set up to help fund programs to educate youth and the public about hate crimes, and what they can do to prevent tragedies such as the Matthew's brutal murder.
www.stophate.us /shepard   (379 words)

 Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard was the victim of a savage anti-gay hate crime the night of 6 October 1998.
Matthew is very much in need of his family at this time, and we ask that you respect our privacy, as well as Matthew's so we can concentrate all of our efforts, thoughts and love on our son.
Matthew Shepard tried to live that example, and now he has become an example of how dangerous it still is to be a lesbian or gay person in America at the turn of this century.
members.fortunecity.com /highqueen/shepard.htm   (2239 words)

 Matthew Wayne Shepard - A Gentle Spirit (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Matthew was born Dec. 1, 1976, in Casper, and was the oldest son of Judy Peck Shepard and Dennis Shepard.
Matthew Shepard should be Time's "Man of the Year" not merely because he was murdered in an act of hate, but because his murder shocked this nation and gave us pause.
Matthew's parents issued a statement read by Mr Rulon Stacey, CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital, after travelling from their home in Saudi Arabia to be at his bedside (Oct 10).
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /WestHollywood/Stonewall/2878   (2085 words)

 Matthew Shepard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming, who was attacked by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney near Laramie, Wyoming, on the night of October 6 – 7, 1998.
Shepard, son of Dennis Shepard and Judy Peck Shepard, was born in Casper.
Shepard's mother was involved in Lauper's tour behind the album and the singer/songwriter spoke of the events of that tragic day, as well as the mission to erase hate, before performing the song.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Matthew_Shepard   (2164 words)

 Matthew Shepard
My son Matthew paid a terrible price to open the eyes of all of us who live in Wyoming, the United States, and the world to the unjust and unnecessary fears, discrimination, and intolerance that members of the gay community face every day.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation was created in December 1998 by Dennis and Judy Shepard to honor the memory of their son.
Matthew Shepard was a 21 year-old student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A. On the night of October 6, 1998, or in the early morning hours of October 7th, he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten.
www.queertheory.com /histories/s/shepard_matthew.htm   (1283 words)

 Matthew Shepard News Articles
Matthew Shepard, 21, was transported to Poudre Valley Hospital from Invinson Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming.
Matthew Shepard, a 22-year-old political science student at the University of Wyoming, was found tied to a fence the day after having been left to die by his assailants.
Shepard was in critical condition and on a respirator at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
uwacadweb.uwyo.edu /SPECTRUM/mattnews.htm   (10386 words)

 Shepard's Legal Citation Tool from LexisNexis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shepard’s is the only citation tool to provide a full spectrum of treatments, including true positive, and to give attorneys the confidence they need.
Shepard's online is conveniently integrated into lexis.com so you can quickly and easily develop a broad and knowledgeable perspective by jumping right to relevant cases, statutes, secondary sources, and annotations that cite your authority.
Shepard's is still available in the familiar print format with softbound cumulative supplements to keep you up-to-date.
www.lexisnexis.com /shepards   (184 words)

 The Daily Camera: Matthew Shepard Murder
Matthew Shepard, gay University of Wyoming student was found badly beaten, tied to a rural-area fence post and left for dead on the morning of Oct. 7, 1998.
Aaron McKinney, was convicted of Shepard's death on Nov. 3, 1999, after his defense argued that McKinney suffered from a 'gay panic' that caused him to react violently to an alleged sexual proposition by Shepard.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The judge in the Matthew Shepard murder case threatened on Wednesday to bar the man on trial from employing a "gay panic" defense.
homes.thedailycamera.com /extra/shepard   (1338 words)

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Fireside bartender Matthew Galloway later testified at Aaron McKinney’s trial that he served drinks to Henderson and McKinney and said they did not seem drunk (this countered the McKinney defense that liquor and drugs incited the attack on Shepard.) Galloway told the court he watches for intoxication and said McKinney drank very little.
Matthew Shepard was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, where doctors determined Matthew’s full extent of injuries.
Shepard said that her son had suffered periodic clinical depression and had been taking an antidepressant and an anti-anxiety drug.
mason.gmu.edu /~ynajafi/matt.html   (1205 words)

 CNN - Gay Wyoming student dies from beating - October 12, 1998
FORT COLLINS, Colorado (CNN) -- Authorities plan to file murder charges in Monday's death of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who was pistol-whipped and tied to a fence post five days ago in an attack denounced nationwide as a hate crime.
His parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, had flown from Saudi Arabia where the father works in the oil industry, to be with their son.
Shepard's parents said in a statement released before his death that he would "emphasize he does not want the horrible actions of a few very disturbed individuals to mar the fine reputations of Laramie or the university."
www.cnn.com /US/9810/12/wyoming.attack.01/index.html   (1146 words)

 Matthew Shepard Scholarship - About the Scholarship
The untimely and horrible death of Matthew Shepard on October 12, 1998 gives us all reason to pause and reflect upon the nature of the society in which we find ourselves today.
Recipients of Matthew Shepard Scholarships must be full-time WSU students at sophomore level or beyond and must openly support gay, lesbian or bisexual issues.
The Matthew Shepard Scholarship Committee was organized in the Fall of 1998 by 18 concerned individuals from Weber State University, Ogden and Salt Lake City.
organizations.weber.edu /matthewshepard/purpose.htm   (486 words)

 Matthew's Place Creative Expressions Matthew Shepard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Matthew was prematurely born on December 1, 1976 in Casper, Wyoming, the
Matthew started acting in community theatre at the age of 5, and was very
Matthew was lured from a campus bar shortly after midnight on October 7 by
www.matthewsplace.com /mattslife.htm   (588 words)

 My Matthew Shepard Memorial Page
Bill McKinney, Aaron McKinney's father, said that if Matthew Shepard hadn't been gay, the world's attention wouldn't have been turned to this crime, and his son wouldn't be guilty in the eyes of the world.
He took a life because Matthew Shepard was somehow different than your son, and your son saw that as something evil, as a threat to himself, and rather than walking away from it, he killed that which was different.
While they tell their people to send condolences to the Shepard family, they refuse to own up to the fact they may have been part of the cause of Matthew's death.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Station/1192/shepard.htm   (1057 words)

Henderson and McKinney, prosecutors have said, pretended to be gay, met Shepard at a bar, and lured him into the pickup truck McKinney was driving.
He claimed that he witnessed, but did not participate in, Shepard's murder and claimed that he did not benefit from the proceeds of the robbery.
Last month, Pasley was sentenced to 15 to 24 months in jail for her role in the attempted cover-up of Shepard's murder.
www.courttv.com /trials/mckinney/062599_ctv.html   (431 words)

 Matthew Shepard Biography | World of Criminal Justice
There Shepard, who was gay, met Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, both in their early twenties, whom Shepard believed to be gay.
Shepard was still alive but was unconscious when he was found.
In an extraordinary gesture of mercy, Judy Shepard and her family "chose not to feel the reciprocal emotion of hate" toward her son's murderers.
www.bookrags.com /biography/matthew-shepard-cri   (485 words)

 Matthew Shepard Online Resources - Home Page
Shepard died in a Ft. Collins, Colo. hospital on Oct. 12.
Shepard 'said he was gay and wanted a piece of me,' according to one letter, both of which were obtained by News4 reporter Rick Sallinger from an attorney in the case.
Shepard had spent much of his time in Ft. Collins, and eventually died there, and a clear focus of the event was to remember his life and commemorate his death.
www.wiredstrategies.com /shepardx.html   (11305 words)

 Matthew Shepard Online Resources - Page 4
Shepard, who was found October 7 after nearly 20 hours of being tied to a fence and left to die, had been beaten, bludgeoned and slashed and was hospitalized in Fort Collins, Colorado's Poudre Valley Hospital until his death on October 12.
Although Matthew Shepard is a college student, his attack is, unfortunately, representative of the continuum of violence and harassment faced by gay youth beginning in grade school.
Matthew Shepard's horrible suffering and death cannot be dismissed simply as the fault of deranged, isolated individuals.
www.wiredstrategies.com /shepard4.html   (16249 words)

 HBO Films - The Laramie Project - Synopsis
That was the night when a gay college student named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied up and left for dead on a fence off a rural road...
Matthew Shepard is found tied up to a fence, brutally beaten and unconscious.
Matthew Shepard dies at Poudre Valley Health Center after 5 days in a coma.
www.hbo.com /films/laramie/synopsis/index.html   (758 words)

 A Tribute To Matthew Wayne Shepard
Matthew Wayne Shepard was the 21 year old University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten and tied to a buck fence and left to die with the constant Wyoming wind as his only companion.
I didn't know Matthew Shepard, but as soon as I heard about the vicious way he had been attacked I felt a bond with him, because I was beaten in a similar way on June 3, 1993.
The energy and resources of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, in conjunction with the Matthew Shepard memorial fund, will be devoted to public awareness and education programs to ensure that what Matt lived for and believed in will help others believe as well.
www.texasdude.com /matthew.htm   (727 words)

In a case that sparked the outrage of gay activists nationwide, Wyoming prosecutors said that McKinney and one-time co-defendant Russell Henderson met Shepard in a bar, pretended to be gay and lured him into McKinney's truck where they intended to rob him.
Shepard was pistol-whipped and beaten brutally and later tied to a fence.
The defense argued in opening statements that McKinney's "rage" — and his fatal beating of Shepard — was spurred partly by the defendant's own prior homosexual experience.
www.courttv.com /trials/mckinney/110399_verdict_ctv.html   (667 words)

 Matthew Shepard Foundation: Home Page
Today, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and I are asking you to vote with him in mind this November.
On December 1, 2006, the Matthew Shepard Foundation will honor one of the world's most acclaimed pieces of theater and film, "The Laramie Project", on the 30th birthday of the late Matthew Shepard.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Point Foundation are excited to introduce the inaugural class of Matthew Shepard Point Scholars.
www.matthewshepard.org   (393 words)

 The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I appreciate the fact that someone cared enough to tell this story about Matthew Shepard who apparently, according to this movie, had a private life, a personal friend, and had his whole life ahead of him.
Two things bother me about this film is that when (according to the movie) the police woman found Matthew Shepard the next morning during twilight/sunrise, still tied to the fence, we see a close-up of tears running down his face.
Having not paid attention to this story on the news, I do not really know what the actual facts are, but I would like to know if Matthew Shepard died during the beatings or did he die the next morning with the police officer holding him tenderly.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0267736   (451 words)

 Matthew Shepard - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
NBC's "The Matthew Shepard Story" and HBO's "Con Man" try to capture the tragic lives of two very different college students using tried-and-true TV formulas.
The Shepard family spares the life of their son's killer.
The Matthew Shepard murder trial goes to the jury after the defense offers a modified version of its disallowed strategy.
dir.salon.com /topics/matthew_shepard   (333 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Posted: October 12, 2005 3:00 pm ET (Washington) The mother of Matthew Shepard is using the 7th anniversary of his death to call on Congress to enact legislation adding sexuality to hate crimes laws.
Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, was kidnapped, pistol-whipped, robbed and left to die tied to a fence outside Laramie.
Since her son's murder Judy Shepard has been an outspoken advocate of LGBT rights especially the need for hate crimes legislation.
www.365gay.com /newscon05/10/101205shepard.htm   (450 words)

 Matthew Shepard -- Memorial
Preceding it was a rebroadcast of the news conference that Matt's father, Dennis Shepard, had granted to the media earlier that day.
A person as caring and loving as our son Matt would be overwhelmed by what this incident has done to the hearts and souls of people around the world.
Matthew was the type of person that, if this had happened to another person, would have been the first on the scene to offer his help, his hope, and his heart to the family.
www.tchastings.com /matt_memorial.html   (4019 words)

 CNN - Murder charges planned in beating death of gay student - October 12, 1998
Shepard had been in a coma since bicyclists found him about 12 hours after he was tethered to the post in near-freezing temperatures outside Laramie, Wyoming, on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be sent to the Matthew Shepard Fund.
He said that 21 men and women were slain in the United States in 1996 because of their sexual orientation.
www.cnn.com /US/9810/12/wyoming.attack.03   (1559 words)

 Salon.com Directory | Matthew Shepard
McKinney guilty in Shepard murder But legal experts say the jury's refusal to convict him on premeditation charges may save the 22-year-old from the death penalty.
Gay panic lite The Matthew Shepard murder trial goes to the jury after the defense offers a modified version of its disallowed strategy.
Quiet bombshell in Matthew Shepard trial Judge Barton Voigt throws out the gay panic defense, gutting the case for a manslaughter conviction in place of murder.
archive.salon.com /directory/topics/matthew_shepard   (399 words)

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