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Carolyn Drake
In 1998 21-year-old student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tortured and left to die near the small city of Laramie in Wyoming, in the United States. He died six days later from his injuries. During the prosecution of Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson for murder, it was demonstrated by the courts that Shepard’s sexual orientation – Shepard was openly gay – played a role in motivating the attack. The pair were given two consecutive life sentences.

The nationwide fall-out from the much-publicized crime resulted in Congress passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention...

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USA. Rawlins, WY. 2016.
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Jonas Slonaker, who lived in Laramie...
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USA. Pine Bluffs, WY. 2016. Matt Hockersmith, whose parents were...
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USA. Pine Bluffs, WY. Matt Hockersmith, a farmer in Pine Bluffs....
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Jonas Slonaker, who lived in Laramie...
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USA. Laramie, Wyoming. 2016. Jonas Slonaker, who lived in Laramie...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Portia Smith told her mother that she...
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Portia Smith told her mother that she was transitioning to female...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Portia Smith told her mother that she...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Hannah Hughes, from Rock Springs WY....
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Hannah Hughes, from Rock Springs WY....
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Hannah Hughes, from Rock Springs WY....
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USA. Casper, WY. 2016. Cass Wolfe, artist and college student,...
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USA. Casper, WY. 2016. Cass Wolfe, artist and college student,...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Heather aka Aurora Whorey Alice. She...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Kenneth Ingram, who recently moved from...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Kenneth Ingram, who recently moved from...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. who recently moved from Texas, is a gay...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Street scenes in Laramie.
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USA. Cheyenne, WY. 2016. Travis Glantz, an attorney, and RJ Kirchhefer,...
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USA. Casper, WY. 2016. Cass Wolfe, artist and college student,...
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The Laramie Burlesque Troupe, which embraces the gamut of sexual...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. The Laramie Burlesque Troupe car wash...
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USA. Casper, WY. 2016. Bee Bennett, a trans woman, talked about...
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USA. Casper, WY. 2016. Bee Bennett, a trans woman, talked about...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Pam Clarke and Diane Kempson, partners...
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USA. Laramie, WY. 2016. Pam Clarke and Diane Kempson, partners...
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USA. Cheyenne, WY. 2016. Travis Glantz, an attorney, and RJ Kirchhefer,...
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USA. Cheyenne, WY. 2016. Travis Glantz, an attorney, and RJ Kirchhefer,...
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USA. Cheyenne, WY. 2016. Travis Glantz, an attorney, and RJ Kirchhefer,...
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USA. Cheyenne, WY. 2016. Travis Glantz, an attorney, and RJ Kirchhefer,...
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Rehearsal at University of Wyoming for the snowy range dance...
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