UND NEWS BLOG Gay rights activist Judy Shepard to speak at UND Monday
Judy Shepard, gay rights activist and mother of Matthew Shepard who was murdered in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998, will speak at the University of North Dakota on Monday, March 7, from 7:15-9:30 p.m., at the... Posted on 3/6/11 at 2:55 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota pastor who watched most of his congregation leave after he voiced his support for gay marriage is now at risk of losing his church, unless he can collect enough donations to keep the doors open.
Judy Shepard is a well known activist who gives lectures about gay issues more than a decade after her son was murdered for being gay. She spoke at UND Monday night and tonight sits down with WDAZ's Brady Mallory to talk about her son.
A woman synonymous with gay rights is sharing her son's story with students at the University of North Dakota. Judy Shepard travels all over fighting for equality ever since her son Matthew was murdered for being gay.
In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."
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