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    being discriminated? Matthew Shepard was an early-twenties college man, who was sweet, kind, outgoing, and caring. But he was also gay. This affected the way people looked at Matthew. Some with disgust, and some with open-heartedness. But for a Matthew Shepard, it was his final day, he was looked upon with disgust. This lead to his murder.The Matthew Shepard Act is an American Act of Congress, passed on October 22, 2009, and signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 28, 2009, as a rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2010. This was created as a driving force to stop Hate Crimes against the LGBT Community. The people in America were all over the place…

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    Matthew Shepard Case

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    On October 6,1998, Matthew Shepard was left to die after accepting a ride home from two Caucasian males who beat and tortured him in Laramie, Wyoming. These two men assumed Matthew Shepard was gay and decided it was their duty to rid him of his existence. The two men who inflicted this gruesome act on Matthew Shepard weren’t prosecuted because of the law from 1969. About 35,000 hate crimes go unreported every year and this is for the LGBT communities alone, (LGBT Foundation, 2015). So many hate…

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    committing harmful actions. As acts are passed, things tend to change for better or worse. There have been a large number of society-altering acts passed, each one affecting different people in different ways; Whether the effect was social, political or economic, depends on perspective and where you, as a person, stand in society. The law is truly the most important aspect of a civilized society but it all comes down to the laws created. The Legislative Branch has changed the course of history…

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    Why Do We Cause Suffering?

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    by half. Has this caused your suffering? Obama shut down the US secret overseas prisons. Has this caused your suffering? President Obama has created a policy for the families of fallen soldiers to have their travel paid for to be there when remains are flown home. Has this caused your suffering? We landed a rover on Mars. Has this caused your suffering? He passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Has this caused your suffering? Uninsured adults has decreased to below 10%: 90% of…

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    to a plethora of cultures, in my personal experience and academic career, I have had the privilege to understand and further appreciate many lifestyles. Through these experiences, my mission: to serve toward compassion and respect, rather than intolerance and isolation, has remained clear. These past 8 years, Obama has been a champion for LGBTQ+ Americans. Victories under his presidency include the signing of the Matthew Shepard Act and Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land. Obama’s…

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    Group Members: Victoria Tronzo Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine Planned by one of Matt’s old childhood friends, this is the behind the famous story of Matt Shepard who was brutally beaten for being gay. His family’s side of the story has already been told, but this accounts of the tale of who Matt was to his friends. Matt Shepard became famous when he was brutally beaten and on the verge of death from a robbery gone wrong. Because Matt was gay, the assailants thought he would be an easy target,…

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    The play The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project describes the situation of twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard. Matthew was known to be homosexual and found himself in a life or death situation when he was attacked by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney. Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and passed away after being comatose for five days. The perpetrators were arrested for a number of things including kidnapping and first degree murder.…

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    and some people are even relentless enough to attempt and sometimes succeed to act upon it. These actions are called hate crimes and are a worldwide phenomenon that continues to ravage the hearts of loved ones. Over the course of 50 or so years hate crimes have been very prominate in modern society, the serious ones mainly coming…

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    Laramie Analysis

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    Mathew Shepard, the young gay man who was murdered, in a less than positive manner. We see how casually the residents use these words within the interviews that were conducted. It becomes very clear the LGBTQ+ community is not accepted when people like Doc O’Conner refer to gay individuals as “the gay people, queens, you know, the run around faggot type people”(Kaufman 32). We also hear from a young lesbian woman, Catherine Connolly, working at the University of Wyoming. On her first day at her…

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    The Laramie Project, written by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project, offers a commentary on homosexuality and living as a minority in the United States. As a gay man, Matthew Shepard represents a small minority in the overwhelmingly conservative town of Laramie, Wyoming. In Laramie, the population is largely straight and 89.39% Caucasian. These demographics represent one of the most reserved political views of rural republicanism. Rural republicans are largely…

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