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Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

NEW YORK — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.

November 20, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…
Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Gay Wyomingites and their supporters rallied in downtown Casper on Wednesday, one day ahead of a federal court hearing that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the state.

October 15, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Controversial book on Matthew Shepard's death to receive award

Controversial book on Matthew Shepard's death to receive award

CASPER — The Wyoming State Historical Society will honor a controversial book about Matthew Shepard that claims he was killed in a drug deal gone wrong instead of the conventional belief that he was killed because he was gay — a move that’s raising some eyebrows.

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'The Laramie Project’ original cast member helps Casper high-schoolers with their own version

'The Laramie Project’ original cast member helps Casper high-schoolers with their own version

CASPER, Wyo. — When Susan Burk talks to theater groups across the nation who are putting on “The Laramie Project,” they want to know what it’s like in Wyoming.

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Author of controversial book on Matthew Shepard coming to Laramie

Author of controversial book on Matthew Shepard coming to Laramie

CASPER, Wyo. — A controversial new book concludes the murder of Matthew Shepard was a result of a methamphetamine-fueled drug war and not anti-gay rage.

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Wyoming Judge Barton Voigt ducked spotlight in Matthew Shepard case

Wyoming Judge Barton Voigt ducked spotlight in Matthew Shepard case

CHEYENNE — Fifteen years later, people still recall vividly the brutal death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard following an attack by two young Laramie men.

December 08, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

State of contradictions: Wyoming 15 years after Matthew Shepard’s death

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When Jim Osborn and Jesse Taylor got engaged, they went to the mountains. They posed for pictures beneath a rainbow-colored umbrella at the base of Medicine Bow Peak: two men kissing, each with a leg raised in the air behind them like a pair of Rockettes.

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Matthew Shepard Foundation praises DOMA ruling

Matthew Shepard Foundation praises DOMA ruling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Denver-based Matthew Shepard Foundation praised the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down a major provision of the Defense of Marriage Act but said much needs to be done to implement the ruling.

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Gay NBA player stuns Shepard family with tribute to son

CASPER, Wyo. — Judy Shepard’s Twitter handle and email inbox were inundated Monday morning.

April 29, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — To say merely that Wyoming is a conservative state doesn't begin to capture it.

February 05, 2013 8:20 am Related Loading…

Some in Wyoming see thaw on gay rights issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For years, Democratic lawmakers in Wyoming have floated bills aimed at preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians but have found little support. Now, they seem to have gained some — among Republican lawmakers.

January 27, 2013 2:23 pmLoading…

Evergreen man denies drug charge after explosion

KALISPELL — The second of two Evergreen cousins who were burned in a house fire investigators say was caused by trying to convert marijuana into hashish has pleaded not guilty.

January 05, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

UW remembers Matthew Shepard through theater

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming is hoping for a big crowd Monday night when it takes part in a theater project about same-sex couples.

November 06, 2011 3:20 pmLoading…
Weekly Webb: A project that heals

Weekly Webb: A project that heals

The simplistic way to explain what “The Laramie Project” is about is to say it shows how a town deals with a hate crime.

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Rocky drama students stage 'Laramie Project' at BST

Rocky drama students stage 'Laramie Project' at BST

The docudrama “The Laramie Project,” staged by the Rocky Mountain College Theater Department, will be performed starting tonight at Billings Studio Theatre.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Evergreen men face drug charges after explosion, fire

KALISPELL - Two 22-year-old Evergreen men who were burned in a house fire investigators say was caused by trying to convert marijuana into hashish have pleaded not guilty to manufacturing dangerous drugs.

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Matthew Shepard funeral put Westboro Baptist Church on the map

Matthew Shepard funeral put Westboro Baptist Church on the map

CASPER, Wyo. — Matthew Shepard’s funeral elevated the profile of a vocal anti-gay church to national notoriety in October 1998.

March 02, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

House backs bills on open records, meetings

CHEYENNE — Two bills strengthening Wyoming's open records and meetings laws have cleared their first hurdle in the state House.

January 27, 2011 11:31 pmLoading…
Matthew Shepard Scholarship applications now available in Iowa

Matthew Shepard Scholarship applications now available in Iowa

DES MOINES - Applications are now available for the 2011 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program, which honors openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iowa high school seniors.

January 03, 2011 11:19 amLoading…

Co-op board members seem uninterested

I am a Beartooth Electric Cooperative member who lives in Clark, Wyo. We had a candidate forum last Friday for anyone running for the two board seats that are up for election at the annual co-op meeting on Sept. 25 in Roberts, Mont. We also invited the two incumbents (and the rest of the boa…

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