Thursday, February 05, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - Fifteen years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, two men lured Matthew Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie, WY. He was kidnapped and driven to a field where he was tortured and tethered to a fence and left to die. Never regaining consciousness, Matthew succumbed to the severe injuries from the attack and died on October 12, 1998.  His tragic story brought the reality of inequality and vicious, irrational hate into the public consciousness and set the stage for the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009.  Joining us today in studio to talk about Matthew and his life are Judy and Dennis Shepard, Matthew’s parents and Michele Josue a close friend of Matt's and the director off the powerful new documentary film titled Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine about the beautiful life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard. 


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