Honoring Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy, The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime, will premiere ahead of the 25th Anniversary of Matthew’s passing.
When Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was brutally tortured and left for dead in Wyoming, this shocking act of violence captured the nation’s attention, and sparked a debate about the discrimination, danger, and violence many LGBTQ+ Americans face.
With interviews from Matthew’s friends and allies, local journalists and community members, as well as key celebrity voices who were deeply affected by Matthew’s story, including Rosie O’Donnell, Andrew Rannells, and Adam Lambert, The Matthew Shepard Story will also focus on the progress society has made since his passing and the work that still needs to be done.
Regarded as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in American history as well as a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime is a timely tribute to Matthew’s story at a time when the LGBTQ+ community is once again under attack.
The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime will air Monday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery and stream on Max following the premiere.
(via Investigation Discovery)