A documentary on Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Wyoming who was attacked and murdered in a hate crime in 1998, will premiere tonight on Logo at 9 pm. ”Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt’s, as she travels to important locations in Matthew’s life, interviewing other friends and family members including his parents Judy and Dennis who founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
It’s one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history and Shepard’s story was made into a movie by MTV called “Anatomy of a Hate Crime” which aired in 2001. After this, MTV launched a year-long Fight For Your Rights:Take a Stand Against Discrimination campaign.
June is supposed to be a month for all to celebrate the LGBTQ movement and the strides the community has made over the years, but now it will be remembered as a dark time for many. Early Sunday morning, American-born Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 people and wounded 53 others at Pulse, a [...]