*The Matthew Shepard Story: Three Conversations

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“Go home, give your kids a hug and don’t let a day go by without telling them you love them.”

--Shepard Family Statement / Poudre Valley Hospital 10/12/98 4:30 AM

snapshop photograph of Matthew Shepard in the Castro, San Francisco

Twenty years ago, the brutal murder of a gay Wyoming college student shocked the nation and ignited federal hate crimes legislation which bears his name.  Also impacted were the lives of three ordinary citizens who tended to Matthew Shepard and his family in extraordinary ways.

Hear their voices reenacted in this deeply moving staged dramatic reading adapted by Out West producer Gregory Hinton from a Wyoming State Archives oral history project for the University of Wyoming Matthew Shepard 20th Anniversary Remembrance. 

Q&A to Follow.

Photo credit: "Matthew Shepard as a youth in San Francisco," courtesy of Dennis Shepard/The Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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