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In memory of a murdered son

Two decades on from the senseless slaughter of Matthew Shepard, his parents, Judy and Dennis, continue to support LGBT+ youngsters
TERRIBLE LOSS: Matthew with his parents Judy and Dennis

On 7 October 1998, 21-yearold Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence post, almost crucifixion-style, in a field outside Laramie, Wyoming. Bleeding, half-frozen and shoeless, the American college student had been left to die after being beaten, tortured and repeatedly whipped around his head with a gun wielded by two men he met in a local bar then hitched a ride with. Five days later, Matthew succumbed to his terrible injuries in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The shocking killing is widely regarded as one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in US history, with blond-haired, blue-eyed Matthew becoming the human symbol for acts of violence against the LGBT+ community.

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