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FOUND: Video of Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard unfortunately became the face of hate against homosexuals when he was brutally murdered in 1998. We were fortunate this year in that The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act was signed into law and now makes it a federal crime if someone is targeted because of their perceived sexuality.... Read more »

Gay student beaten with pipe in Houston, Gay teen decapited in Puerto Rico

Photo Credit:cybertoad via Flickr CC A Houston student was chased down and beaten with a metal pipe because he is gay. Jayron Martin had been taunted by fellow students at school and threatened but when he notified two principals and his school bus driver – they didn’t do anything. As he expected, after Jayron exited... Read more »