It's easy to think the world has completely evolved since 1998; the truth is more nuanced.
Fate brought Lesléa Newman to Laramie, Wyo., just as Matthew Shepard was leaving this world.
The men who murdered a 14-year-old boy in Baghdad while shouting homophobic slurs videotaped the sickening slaying and posted it to social media.
The site will offer visitors an opportunity for reflection and provide protection from the desecration Matthew's family feared.
In the two decades since the gay college student's murder, his legacy lives on in the foundation started by Judy and Dennis Shepard. But there’s still much left to do.
The assailants shouted homophobic slurs while attacking the couple, who were wearing T-shirts bearing the name of an LGBTQ sports league.
Lauren Heeks and Jade Vernalis say they believe the attack by three men was motivated by homophobia.