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The Resource The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett

The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett

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The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Title
The meaning of Matthew
Title remainder
my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed
Statement of responsibility
Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mother of Matthew Shepard shares her story about her son's death and the choice she made to become an international gay rights activist. Today, the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but before his grisly murder in 1998, Matthew was simply her son. For the first time in book form, Judy Shepard speaks about her loss, sharing memories of Matthew, their life as a typical American family, and the pivotal event that changed everything. The book follows the Shepard family in the days after the crime, when their incapacitated son was on life support; how they learned of the response from strangers all across America who held candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and finally, how they struggled to navigate the legal system as Matthew's murderers were on trial. It not only captures the historical significance and civil rights issues, but it also chronicles one ordinary woman's struggle to cope with the unthinkable.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shepard, Judy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Barrett, Jon
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  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Gay men
  • Homicide
  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Shepard, Judy
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Mothers and sons
  • Children
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Gay rights
Label
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn268795387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9781594630576
Lccn
2009013512
Label
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed, Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Publication
Control code
ocn268795387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9781594630576
Lccn
2009013512
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