Aaron McKinney swung his. Even now, people associate Laramie with the murder. Mistress of the Ritz: Archived from the original PDF on June 30, Are we ready for the tale investigative journalist Stephen Jimenez, himself gay, spins? By one account, Matthew Shepard had flirted with one of his accused murderers. Donald Trump.
Some are blaming the Christian Right's media campaign promoting the message that gay people are sick and that those who can't or won't become "ex-gays" are sinners deserving punishment. How do these revelations harm those who built programs teaching tolerance based on the Shepard murder? Archived from the original on March 20,
Like other perpetrators of anti-gay attacks, they may have felt that they were righteously enforcing God's and society's rules, administering "justice.