Please join us this #GivingTuesday to raise $20,000 to further the mission of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and aid in funding our programmatic work to help the world #EraseHate. Currently, the Matthew Shepard Foundation has a growing list of municipalities waiting for our team to educate their communities and law enforcement on how to properly report hate crimes. …

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FBI’s 2017 Hate Crimes Report Information

Earlier today, the FBI released Hate Crimes data for 2017, and for the third year in a row, these crimes have increased. According to the Department of Justice, hate crimes have risen 17% with a sharp increase in anti-Semitic cases in 2017. However, one increase we are happy to see in this report is that …

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Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral

CONTACT Tony Franquiz West End Strategy Team cathedral@westendstrategy.com (202) 776-7700 Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral Family of the Wyoming student, who was murdered in anti-gay hate crime in 1998, to inter Shepard at the Cathedral, a place where a safer, kinder world is envisioned  WASHINGTON —Matthew Shepard, who was murdered at 21 years …

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a Letter from Judy Shepard to Gov. Jerry Brown:

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor of California State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 September 23, 2018 Dear Governor Brown, Twenty years ago this October, my son Matthew was murdered in a vicious anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. Local law enforcement did a wonderful job investigating the crime and bringing the two …

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Meet Joe Foster, our new Development Director!

Friends of the Matthew Shepard Foundation: I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Joe Foster, and I recently joined the team at the Matthew Shepard Foundation as Development Director. For almost a decade, I have had the pleasure of being part of the LGBTQ+ movement as a fundraiser for organizations …

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Regarding Justice Kennedy’s Retirement:

Like the rest of us in the civil and human rights community, and everyone who loves justice, I am deeply troubled by the very likely prospect of our Supreme Court becoming yet another instrument of the forces in our country that suppress minority voters, excuse anti-LGBTQ bigotry, usurp women’s reproductive freedom, abolish worker protections and …

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It’s #EraseHate Day!

We have some really exciting news in the form of a partnership! Over the next few months, we are teaming up with our friends at the Tectonic Theater Project to spread our message of erasing hate. And this campaign will culminate in a special celebrity reading of The Laramie Project in NYC! Twenty years ago, …

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Matthew Shepard Foundation heads to Orlando

Contact: Sara Grossman Tel. (303) 830-7400 x10 Cell: (727) 560-6476 Email: sara@matthewshepard.org Website: www.matthewshepard.org Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/420471028424731/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Orlando, FL — The Matthew Shepard Foundation and MillerCoors have teamed up once again for a Stay Loud, Be Proud hate crimes training. The beer brand has really stepped up over the last several years with …

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Take the Heart/Fence Challenge!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you are spreading a little love where you live today, and if not, we have a challenge for you. Today marks the launch of our 20th anniversary education campaign, the Heart/Fence Challenge. We have teamed up with transgender activist and Point of Pride founder Aydian Dowling to help remind people …

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Trump’s Administration Rejects Trans Kids Again

Yesterday, we learned that the federal government will be rejecting transgender bathroom bill cases. They won’t investigate. They won’t take action. They will be complicit in anything that happens to transgender students under this governance. We know just how harmful this is to LGBTQ+ youth. Adolescence is hard enough for kids at it is, but …

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