Matthew Shepard

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Wyoming Town Where Matthew Shepard Was Killed Passes Measure To Protect Gays

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When Matthew Shepard was beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead nearly 20 years ago, his murder became a rallying cry in the gay rights movement. Other states adopted […]

05/14/2015

Jason Collins #98 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after making a basket with teammate Alan Anderson #6 during a game against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on February 27, 2014 . Collins is the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major sports in the United States. Collins wore #98 in honor of Matthew Shepard who was killed as part of a hate crime in 1998 near Laramie, Wyo. Shepard's parents are expected to be in the crowd tonight.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Collins Meets With Shepard’s Parents

Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard’s parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in honor of their son.

02/28/2014

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