Honoring Matthew Shepard: A Celebration of Life

You’re invited to join the Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation at an online prayer service to celebrate the life of Matthew Shepard on what would have been his 44th birthday.

Matt was interred at Washington National Cathedral in 2018, 20 years after his murder horrified the nation and electrified the gay rights movement. Each year on his birthday, the Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation host a service to celebrate his life and legacy, underwritten with the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET
Washington National Cathedral
Virtual Prayer Service

If you don’t who Matthew Shepard is check out the video clip below of Oprah Winfrey interviewing his parents: Dennis and Judy in 2015.

3 thoughts on “Honoring Matthew Shepard: A Celebration of Life”

  1. I remember where we were when this young man was taken from us. It still pains my heart all these years later. My only consolation is that so much good came out of this awful and brutal murder. Kudos to his parents for carrying the torch for their son.

    1. Matthew’s murder and all the activism that followed changed me. I knew I had a responsibility to stand up and be counted as someone who was not going to cower and hide in the closet. Matthew changed the course of gay history in the U.S. forever and I’ll never forget him or his sacrifice.

  2. I remember where I was and what I was doing when he passed. It’s touching to see his parents and supporters keeping his memory alive. He was a casualty of war and the struggle continues today.

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