Mini Interview with Jonathan Capehart

At this year’s Honors Gala, one of our honorees is Jonathan Capehart. Jonathan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a member of The Washington Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is an MSNBC Contributor, regularly seen on “Hardball” and “Morning Joe” and has served as a substitute anchor …

Matthew Shepard FoundationMini Interview with Jonathan Capehart
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Meet Sara, MSF’s new Communications Manager

Hi everyone, Sara here. I would like to introduce myself as the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s new Communications Manager. I have spent a lot of time working in politics and LGBTQ+ advocacy since moving to Denver. Some of you may know me from One Colorado, where I was the Communications & Digital Media Coordinator for a …

Matthew Shepard FoundationMeet Sara, MSF’s new Communications Manager
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Why we support Wade Henderson’s argument against the pursuit of the death penalty

In late August, Wade Henderson, president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, published an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing against the pursuit of the death penalty in the trial of Dylann Roof, the accused killer of nine African American worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in …

Matthew Shepard FoundationWhy we support Wade Henderson’s argument against the pursuit of the death penalty
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Conspirare’s “Considering Matthew Shepard” now available on CD

Considering Matthew Shepard, a choral music canon created by Grammy award-winning conductor Craig Hella Johnson, is now available to purchase. Visit Conspirare to purchase this classic composition on CD, iTunes, and Amazon. This piece is a musical response to the tragic death of Matthew, who became an American icon and a symbol for hope and …

Matthew Shepard FoundationConspirare’s “Considering Matthew Shepard” now available on CD
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DoJ releases new training video: “Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community”

The Department of Justice Community Relations Service released a new roll-call training video, “Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community,” to provide officers with respectful, relevant and informed approaches for engaging transgender individuals. It features scenarios of three of the most common ways that law enforcement interact with members of the transgender community: traffic stops, hate …

Matthew Shepard FoundationDoJ releases new training video: “Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community”
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West Wing Weekly podcast discusses hate crimes & episode inspired by Matt’s story

West Wing Weekly is a podcast produced by Joshua Malina and Hrishi Hirway that is an episode-by-episode discussion of popular television series The West Wing. The plot of the thirteenth episode of season one, “Take out the Trash Day,” involves the president signing new hate crimes legislation after a teenager was killed for being gay. …

Matthew Shepard FoundationWest Wing Weekly podcast discusses hate crimes & episode inspired by Matt’s story
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MSF Announces 2016 ‘Spirit of Matthew Award’ Recipient

Activist and volunteer Zachary Mallory, 19, is the recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Matthew Award, an annual tribute given by the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The award highlights a young person who is advancing the work of the Foundation by promoting diversity, acceptance, and understanding through their words and actions. The award will be given …

Matthew Shepard FoundationMSF Announces 2016 ‘Spirit of Matthew Award’ Recipient
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Progress of Pride: Highlights from June’s Interactive LGBTI Rights Webchat

On June 14, founder and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Judy Shepard joined Randy Berry (U.S. State Department LGBTI Special Envoy), Michele Josue (director of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine) and Jason Marsden (Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation) for an interactive webchat on global LGBTI rights and hate crimes prevention. …

Matthew Shepard FoundationProgress of Pride: Highlights from June’s Interactive LGBTI Rights Webchat
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Twitter’s “Hetero Pride” Trend Diminishes … Everyone

We’re going to briefly but diligently address the absurdity of things such as “Heterosexual Pride Day” trending internationally on Twitter. The general inspiration for the trending topic can be summarized as: “What’s wrong with straight people expressing pride in who they are? If LGBTQ+ people get a day, or month, why shouldn’t we?” It’s the …

Matthew Shepard FoundationTwitter’s “Hetero Pride” Trend Diminishes … Everyone
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