Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

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Washington - Washington D.C.

Friday 3 October

HRC Invites You to a Special Film Screening: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Friday, October 3
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

HRC Headquarters
1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepards, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.

Fifteen years ago, just past midnight on October 12, 1998, Matt Shepard died from a vicious anti-gay attack at the hands of confessed homophobe Aaron McKinney and his accomplice Russell Henderson. Matt’s death opened the world’s eyes to the hate and inequality the LGBT community struggles against to this very day.

This is a free event.

All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome.

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