And so even if he was more the victim of a drug robbery than a hate crime, his death still helped push forward the fight for gay rights. Retrieved November 25, He'd been there, barely alive in the cold Wyoming October, for almost a full day before he was discovered. Give thanks on a daily basis. For the Chumbawamba song, see Homophobia song.
He's still largely thought of as the young man who was killed just for being gay.
Retrieved November 25, Things did, in fact, change for the gay community after Matthew Shepard's murder, and today, most gay people aren't just protected by hate crime legislation, we have most but not all of the same rights as everyone else. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Homophobia. This page was last edited on 19 Januaryat Stephen Jimenez's book was not universally well-received by the gay community or the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which maintain that his murder was fueled by anti-gay bias.
Because of the threat and because they come from conservative societies, many members of the foundation's site still prefer to be anonymous so as to protect their identities while they are continuing a tradition of secrecy. Matthew Shepard has become more than a year-old Wyoming college kid; he's become a martyr. Max DuBowy is the author of the Ultimate Guide to Self Care for gay men who are ready to break from stress and anxiety. The New York Times. Click to Call Who Answers? This may include bisexual or transgender persons, but sometimes the more distinct terms of biphobia or transphobia, respectively, are used.