Judy Shepard Interview
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 telephone calls and electronic communications from viewers who had also just seen an airing of her speaking at an event at the Salt Lake City Public Library on September 26, 2009.
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