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Matthew Shepard

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  • The Laramie Project playing at Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport

    The Laramie Project playing at Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport
    On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard was gay, and, at the time, the incident brought hate crimes back into the national spotlight. The Laramie Project is...
  • Pedro Zamora: from 'Real World' to real legend

    Pedro Zamora: from 'Real World' to real legend
    When "The Real World" premiered in 1992 on MTV, it created a standard in reality television: It cooped up Mormons and gay people and crude bike messengers and splayed their tiny culture wars on TV. From the beginning, "Real World" participants sought...
  • Matthew Shepard's murder, 10 years later

    Matthew Shepard's murder, 10 years later
    Last fall, as every fall for 10 years, playwright and director Moisés Kaufman was thinking about the 1998 killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Kaufman's Tectonic Theater Project had gone to Laramie just weeks after Shepard's...
  • 'This Beautiful City' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

    'This Beautiful City' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
    When a trendy young theater company announces that its next subject is going to be the explosion of the evangelical Christian movement, snarky parody is a natural expectation. What's surprising about "This Beautiful City," a diverting if curiously earnest...
  • Perez Hilton: tastemaker and troublemaker

    Perez Hilton: tastemaker and troublemaker
    Perez Hilton is not sorry. He is not sorry for trashing Miss California for saying marriage should be between a man and woman. He is not sorry he accused Michael Jackson of faking it on the day he died ("Heart attack or cold feet?"), though he did...
  • Anti-gay crimes are hate crimes

    THE HOUSE OF Representatives has passed a new hate crime bill that pleases gays and lesbians, angers the religious right and has provoked a veto threat from President Bush. But the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act should be judged not on...
  • The Gospel and hate crimes

    On May 3, the House voted to pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. The Senate will take up a companion bill, known as the Matthew Shepard Act, when it returns from its summer recess. If enacted, this law would authorize the...
  • Obama: Hate crimes, defense spending

     
    by Mark Silva Only Congress can produce a bill authorizing $680 billion in national defense spending and extending the protections of federal hate-crime legislation to gay Americans. President Barack Obama will get to sign both today in one stroke, but......
  • 'Change:' Defense spending, hate crimes

     
    by Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more......
  • Citing thousands of hate crimes against gays, Obama signs, celebrates new law

     
    Full text of president's remarks on hate crimes and celebrating our differences....
  • Overall number of hate crimes drops in L.A. County but crimes against gays increase, new report says

     
    Los Angeles County saw an overall 4% drop in hate crimes last year, while crimes against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people increased, prompted in part by last November’s highly charged Proposition 8 initiative, the voter-approved ban on...
  • Rachel Maddow : `Love this administration or hate it, this president is getting a lot done'

     
    He signed a bill that gave amnesty to undocumented immigrants. He grew the size of the federal government and the budget, added a whole new cabinet level agency and added tens of thousands of government workers to the federal payroll.......