Matthew Shepard: 10 years later

October 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was 11 years ago this month when the world heard about the heartbreaking and horrific murder of Matthew Shepard. But long before this terrible hate crime that took his life and made him a household name in the arena of gay rights, Matthew was simply Judy Shepard's son. His life is described in her new book, "The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed."

About Judy Shepard:
Judy Shepard is co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which is dedicated to social justice, diversity awareness and education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Shepard speaks around the country on behalf of the foundation.

You can meet Judy at the following Bay Area book signings:

Friday, October 23rd
Santa Cruz
The Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel: 831-423-0900

Saturday, October 24th
San Francisco
A Different Light
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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