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89: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Updated: Jun 25, 2019


On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. It was one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos and rare video footage as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of his family and closest friends.  Through the film, new revelations about the murder are revealed and the notions of forgiveness, loss, and redemption are explored by those who were there. 


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tnichols9709
Jun 18, 2019

Hi girls! First, love the show. Second, have another thought to consider regarding the priest's comments in this episode (from a social worker perspective 😊). He may have been saying people never fully heal from the loss of someone they love, and that keeping some anger at the injustice of Matthew Sheppard's murder can be used to battle such atrocities in the future. Just a thought.

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