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Matthew Shepard

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Annie Russell 2013-14 season has contemporary, original works

     Annie Russell 2013-14 season has contemporary, original works
    The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College has announced its 2013-14 season, which includes a Broadway musical, contemporary work and a brand-new play by a faculty member. The theater is on the Rollins campus at 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. For more...
  • 'Laramie Project' sequel to make L.A. debut run in September

    "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" -- the stage sequel to the "The Laramie Project" -- will have its Los Angeles debut run in September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood. The play revisits the citizens of Laramie, Wyo., where Matthew...
  • 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,...
  • Lauren Myracle withdraws from National Book Award finalists

    Lauren Myracle withdraws from National Book Award finalists
    Author Lauren Myracle has withdrawn her book "Shine" from the National Book Award finalist list for young people's literature. In a statement issued by her publisher, Myracle wrote that she "was asked to withdraw by the National Book Foundation to...
  • 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...
  • Gay marriage plays returning to L.A. for six performances

     
    Gay marriage in California remains in a state of limbo after a federal appeals court put same-sex weddings on hold at least until December following another judge's decision declaring that Proposition 8 violated the U.S. Constitution. Activists on both...
  • Westboro Baptist Church says it will protest L.A. stage production of 'The Laramie Project'

     
    The Westboro Baptist Church is once again threatening to protest "The Laramie Project." This time, the production of the play on the church's radar is in Los Angeles. Headed by Fred Phelps, the fundamentalist group is planning to picket "The......
  • New York artist satirizes Westboro Baptist Church leaders in painting

     
    Artist takes on Westboro Baptist Church with satirical painting...
  • Valencia College announces 2011-12 theater season

     
    Valencia College has announced its upcoming season of theatrical productions, with offerings from the light comedy of “The Drowsy Chaperone” to the serious subject matter of “The Laramie Project,” written in response to the 1998...