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Matthew Shepard

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  • A chorus of ghosts watches over David Levithan's 'Two Boys Kissing'

    A chorus of ghosts watches over David Levithan's 'Two Boys Kissing'
    When it came out in 2003, David Levithan's young-adult debut, "Boy Meets Boy," had the pinkish glow of wish fulfillment. Its gay-teen hero found love in a small-town utopia where parents embraced children's differences, jocks treated queers as peers,...
  • 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...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
  • He wasn't the marrying kind

    He wasn't the marrying kind
    From the well-lighted Argentine restaurant — my suggestion via Yelp — to the 70-degree night, all is well on this second date. As Dylan tactfully yanks shrimp from their shells, he tells me about his Japanese father, who strictly regulated all...
  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
  • Crystal Lake sailor who died in Colorado shooting an 'awesome guy'

    Crystal Lake sailor who died in Colorado shooting an 'awesome guy'
    A Crystal Lake man, a sailor with the U.S. Navy described by people who knew him as being bright and articulate with "grounded values," is one of the 12 people killed in the Friday shootings at a Colorado movie theater, according to family and Navy...
  • 3 men sentenced under federal hate crime law

    3 men sentenced under federal hate crime law
    The verdict is in! Three white men, who attacked a black man at a downtown bus stop last year, will serve time behind bars. Yondell Johnson was attacked last year while he was waiting at a bus stop. Robert Moossey Jr. with the Department of Justice...
  • Shedding light on Laramie a decade later; Cast holds together 'Hermanas'

    Shedding light on Laramie a decade later; Cast holds together 'Hermanas'
    "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"  "Laramie is a community, not a project." That was the blunt assessment of an editorial in the Wyoming college town's paper on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. The young gay university...
  • Festival of Books: Stiefvater and other YA masters talk inspiration

     
    Young adult fiction authors Jacqueline Woodson, Maggie Stiefvater, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson discuss process, inspiration and the beginnings of their writing careers at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books....
  • School play tackles bullying, prejudice

     
    The story of a 1998 anti-gay hate crime that resulted in the murder of a college student in Laramie, Wyoming will take center stage at …...