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Matthew Shepard

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  • Review: 'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' a haunting feat

    Review: 'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' a haunting feat
    History forgotten is history repeated, which underscores “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” in its Los Angeles premiere at the Gay & Lesbian Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre. This potent follow-up to the landmark Tectonic...
  • Jason Collins puts his focus on the game, not history

    Jason Collins rose from his seat on the bench and strode slowly toward the scorer's table. He stepped on a traction mat, removed the T-shirt covering his jersey top and joined his Brooklyn Nets teammates on the Staples Center court. It was a routine...
  • West Hollywood agrees to fly new city flag with rainbow colors

    West Hollywood agrees to fly new city flag with rainbow colors
    The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag from atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise. The rainbow flag – which was raised above West Hollywood City Hall in June – will stay...
  • West Hollywood council compromises in City Hall rainbow flag debate

    West Hollywood council compromises in City Hall rainbow flag debate
    The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise. The rainbow flag — raised above City Hall in June — will stay down. But the city will hang a...
  • 2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack

    2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack
    Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton. But U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr....
  • Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case

    Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case
    A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
  • Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault

    Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault
    A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault of a 79-year-old black man that prosecutors allege was part of the "knockout game." The knockout game, which has been known by a variety of names since 1992, is based...
  • Why this version of the 'knockout game' makes conservatives crazy

    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks. Or maybe not....
  • Goodspeed Actor Responds To Tragedy With '26 Pebbles'

    Goodspeed Actor Responds To Tragedy With '26 Pebbles'
    Eric Ulloa was so affected by the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School -- and its aftermath -- that he decided to respond in a way he knew best -- as a man of the theater. The actor-writer (he is in the ensemble of the current musical at Goodspeed...
  • Alan Bounville, who walked 6,000 miles for equality, visits Rollins for 'Laramie Project'

     Alan Bounville, who walked 6,000 miles for equality, visits Rollins for 'Laramie Project'
    Activist Alan Bounville will soon travel from his New York City home to give a talk at Rollins College. It's not a long trip, a few hours by plane. That's nothing for Bounville. The former Orlando resident spent two years walking more than 6,000 miles...
  • Theater review: 'The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later' from Rollins College

    Theater review: 'The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later' from Rollins College
    The Tectonic Theatre Company's original "Laramie Project" was moving in part because it took a huge national event and downsized it to the personal — to the actual words of small-town residents affected by the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. A gay...
  • 2 Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton

    2 Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton
    Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton. The guilty pleas from...