Book Discussion on The Meaning of Matthew

Judy Shepard talked about her book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed (Hudson Street Press;… read more

Judy Shepard talked about her book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed (Hudson Street Press; September 3, 2009). In the book she recounts the torture and murder in 1998 of her son Matthew due to his sexual orientation and the subsequent legal work involved in prosecuting her son’s murderers. Judy Shepard is co-founder, with her husband Dennis, of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and is active in promoting social justice, diversity awareness and education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. She responded to questions from members of the audience, which included some controversy.

This event of the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Authors Live lecture series was co-sponsored by Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore and the Utah Pride Center and broadcast on KCPW radio.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Meaning of Matthew

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Oct 4, 2009

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  • Oct 04, 2009 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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