It's been eleven years since Judy Shepard's son Matthew was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. The story touched off a national movement focused on gay rights and prevention of hate crimes. This week on Utah NOW, Judy Shepard will join us to set the record straight about Matthew and reflect on the role she's had to play in the wake of his death.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation, which was created by Judy Shepard, can be accessed through their website:
You can also learn more about the play at the Tectonic Theater Project's website:
Unfortunately, I was unaware of Judy Shephard's role and efforts and am very grateful I watched your show. It must take a lot to do what she does and as she said, talking and doing what she does keeps her son close to her. Every day I am more aware of the number of people who do so much for people in the community. People they don't even know. The time they spend, the energy it takes. I am very sad about how and why people have to work so hard for basic human rights. Shows like this really help me to be a better person in that I try to be more empathetic and understand the complexity of the human experience.
Posted by Blessing J, Sunday October 11th, 2009 @ 10:57 am
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