Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine


A special educational streaming license of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is now available through Kanopy!

This educational streaming license is for the librarian, the teacher, or the social activist who wants to spark a thoughtful discussion or teach a semester long class about LGBTQ history, hate crime legislation, or the civil rights issues still facing us today.

Kanopy is an on-demand video streaming service for educators and students that offers a wide selection of important films to institutions.
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“We have invested many years in helping people understand what Matt meant to us and how his life, and death, changed our family and in some ways the world. But like all of us, Matt meant something different to each person he was close to. Michele was one of his most cherished friends, as are others whom she spent years interviewing, sharing how Matt changed them and how they changed themselves in the wake of his passing. Her film will forever stand as a unique view into our son’s heart and his hopes. We are profoundly grateful that others will be able to share in its message.”

-- Judy Shepard

If streaming doesn't seem like the right option for you, we are releasing our educational package on DVD very soon! Please click above for preorders.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a great catalyst for conversation in the classroom and the community about social justice, sexual violence, hate crimes, equality, and the importance of political action. But beyond the important issues presented, the film gives viewers a unique opportunity to learn about the person behind the headlines from the friends and family who loved him most.”

-- Professor Mary Dalton, Wake Forrest University