25 years after Matthew Shepard’s death, LGBTQ+ activists say equal-rights progress is at risk

It’s been 25 years since Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student, died six days after he was savagely beaten by two young men and tied to a remote fence to meet his fate. His death has been memorialized as an egregious hate crime that helped fuel the LGBTQ+ rights movement over the ensuing years.

Source: washingtontimes.com

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