The parents of Matthew Shepard on Thursday officially donated some of their son’s papers and other personal items to the National Museum of American History.
The tragic 1998 murder of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard has inspired a play and film adaptation, “The Laramie Project,” numerous literary works and, most importantly, a hate crimes bill passed by Congress a decade later. Shepard’s story is now being told on the opera stage.
Sara Grossman used to party with her friend Drew Leinonen at Pulse nightclub. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2007 — where she met Drew — and moved to New York City, but would visit relatives and friends, including Drew and Pulse, when she came back down.
(CNN) Priorities USA, Hillary Clinton's top-dollar super PAC, will begin airing an ad this week that compares Donald Trump's rhetoric with the "hate" that led to the 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard.