Matthew Shepard | 23

History of the 90s

10-08-2022 • 38 mins

In October 1998 a gay college student in Laramie, Wyoming was brutally beaten by two men he met in a local bar. The men pretended they were gay to lure 21 year old Matthew Sheppard into their truck where he was pistol-whipped and robbed. Matt was discovered barely alive 18 hours later tied to a fence in the middle of a rural area. He never regained consciousness. Matt’s murder stunned the world and ignited a movement that changed gay rights in the United States.     Guest:  Jeff Mack, Executive Vice President, Matthew Shepard Foundation  www.matthewshepard.org  To hear the complete interview with Jeff Mack please visit  www.patreon.com/historyofthe90s  Show Contact Info:  Twitter: @1990shistory  Facebook: @1990shistory  Instagram: @that90spodcast  Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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