Remembering The Heartbreaking Murder of Matthew Shepard: October 6, 1998 “On October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (commonly the “Matthew Shepard Act” or “Shepard/Byrd Act” for short), and on October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law Rest well sweet Matthew. We shall never forget.”

October 6, 1998: Remembering The Heartbreaking Murder of Matthew Shepard
21 years ago this night, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson for the first time at the Fireside Lounge in Laramie, Wyoming and became the victim of one of the most brutal and heinous anti-gay hate crimes in history.
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October 06, 2019 at 11:51PM