Judy Shepard – Matthew Shepard’s Mother

Judy Shepard is the mother of Mathew Shepard, the young, gay man who was tortured and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 and became an overnight martyr and standard-bearer for gay rights activists. His case brought immediate and national attention to the issue of hate crimes. Judy Shepard has written a book about her son, The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed.

Original Air Date: 9/15/09