We amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people.
Erasing Hate Since 1998
“The Laramie Project” is one of the most frequently performed plays in America, as its messages still resonate with audiences today. The Matthew Shepard Foundation supports dozens of productions of “The Laramie Project” and its epilogue “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” every year across the country.
Our training provides officers and prosecutors the skills and tools required to improve relations with marginalized communities, while enhancing their understanding of the need for effective and prompt hate crime enforcement.
The Shepards have a unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life and help them to understand and appreciate diversity, with an emphasis on the LGBTQ+ community. They empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within their schools, neighborhoods, and homes.