MSF Board VP Honored for His Work

Congratulations to MSF Board Vice President Greg Miraglia who was presented with the Dr. John W. Rice Award for Exemplifying Diversity and Equity within the California Community Colleges. Named after the former member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, the 2013 Dr. John W. Rice Award was given to Napa Valley College’s Greg …

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Our Reaction on the Prop 8 and DOMA Rulings from the Supreme Court

On the 10th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas and just days after the 40th anniversary of the mass murder of 32 LGBT Americans in New Orleans’ UpStairs Lounge, we are celebrating a truly historic day for our country. While there was no ruling on the fundamental right to marry, the Supreme Court has said that …

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Judy and Dennis Shepard Honored in Washington D.C.; Casper Resident works with Ford’s Theatre Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A host of dignitaries and celebrities honored Casper residents Judy and Dennis Shepard for 15 years of pro-diversity charitable work Sunday, at the Ford’s Theatre Gala in Washington D.C. Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, members of Congress were among …

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On Mark Carson

The senseless and tragic murder of New York City resident Marc Carson in Greenwich Village late on Friday is another heartbreaking reminder that despite political and social progress in recent years, LGBT people continue to be singled out for discrimination, abuse and even deadly violence. City officials are investigating Mr. Carson’s murder as a hate …

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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This International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we are reminded of what Judy Shepard tells audiences around the world every time she speaks, “Your voice is the most powerful tool in Erasing Hate.” We are remember that each of our voices can be used to demand the inherent dignity and respect we all deserve but …

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MSF Partners with Ford’s Theatre for “The Laramie Project” Production in September & October 2013

Washington, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced the Theatre’s 2013-2014 season will open with a new production of The Laramie Project, 15 years after the killing of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard. The play is presented as the cornerstone production for the Ford’s Theatre Society’s Lincoln Legacy Project, a multi-year effort dedicated to sparking …

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Celebrate Mother’s Day With Us

15 years ago, Judy Shepard became more than just the mother of Matthew Shepard, she became the quintessential mother figure for the LGBT equality movement. Her tireless advocacy and nurturing soul have been an inspiration to millions. Since the death of her son catapulted her into the national spotlight, Judy has spoken to countless schools, …

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In-Depth Interview with Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard sat down for an in-depth interview with High School: A Survivor’s Manual.  The hour long documentary covers eating disorders, bullying, depression, prescription drugs and erasing hate with Judy Shepard. The documentary addresses these issues that high school kids face, along with the best ways to deal with them.

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Judy and Dennis Shepard on Out NBA Player Jason Collins Collins’ act wows victim’s parents

by Sam Gardner for Fox Sports In his historic coming-out essay Monday, NBA veteran Jason Collins revealed to Sports Illustrated that he wore the number 98 in 38 games this season while playing for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards as an unspoken “sign of solidarity” with the gay community. He said he did so as a nod to the Trevor …

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LGBT Hate Crimes Down, But Not Out

This week, the FBI released statistics for hate crimes reported in 2012. While there was a small decrease in the number of offenses, there were still 1,318 crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation reported to the FBI by local law enforcement agencies. These numbers represent a 14% decrease in crimes motivated by the victim’s …

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