New Book Suggests Matthew Shepard's Murder Was Meth-Related

A new book is challenging the idea of Matthew Shepard as a gay martyr, claiming instead, that the truth behind his 1998 murder is much more complicated, and that he was targeted not because he was gay, but because he was involved in Laramie's meth scene. » 9/12/13 4:45pm 9/12/13 4:45pm

Your Evening Cry: How We Wish History Had Gone Down

If you're ready to cry into your evening bowl of ice cream bon bons, grab all the Kleenex ever made, and get into this Anti-Defamation League video. It imagines a world that still has Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard, and many other wonderful souls because it's a world without hate crimes. I'm… » 3/21/13 10:15pm 3/21/13 10:15pm

United States Senate Approves Expansion Of Hate Crimes Law

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate voted 68-29 to approve the federal hate crimes amendment, joining the House's earlier decision. The amendment (and the defense bill it's attached to) will now go to President Obama to sign. » 10/23/09 10:00am 10/23/09 10:00am

"As Far As Matt Is Concerned, I Don't Have Any Remorse"

A new production opening October 12th will show the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard—from the perspective of his murderer. The script is based on detailed interviews with homophobe and murderer Aaron McKinney. [WWLTV] » 9/29/09 10:40am 9/29/09 10:40am

Can Matthew Shepard's Memory Prevent Future Hate Crimes?

Eleven years after Matthew Shepard was fatally beaten for being gay, his mother Judy is releasing a memoir about his life and death. An excerpt and interview in Newsweek reveal her efforts to spare others from her son's fate. » 9/03/09 6:40pm 9/03/09 6:40pm

Crazy Like A Foxx

You know Virginia Foxx, the North Carolina congresswoman who called the murder of Matthew Shepard a "hoax"? She's apologizing. Thing is, Matthew's mom isn't buying. [Politico, MSNBC] » 5/01/09 5:30pm 5/01/09 5:30pm

Polygamist Wives "Inspire" Spring Trends; Jail Guards Tase Cat To Death

• Hot new trend: polygamist pastels? Yeah, whatever.• Facials that involve steam and extractions are bad for your skin. • NPR's "Fresh Air" host, Terry Gross, once got fired from a job as an inner-city school teacher. • Indigenous girls in Australia were forced to get contraceptive implants when they were as young as… » 4/16/08 5:20pm 4/16/08 5:20pm

Gay-Loving Guys & Dolls Wore Their Finest To The GLAAD Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards were held last night in Manhattan, and some of our favorite, swoon-inducing stars (straight and queer) turned out to honor MTV president of entertainment Brian Graden and mother of gay rights activist Judy Shepard. I mean, just check out dreamy Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann.… » 3/18/08 10:30am 3/18/08 10:30am