Today in History for October 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway. (Oct. 7)

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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Slammed AG William Barr on LGBTQ Rights

In a stunning act of rebellion, Justice Department employees gave a standing ovation to a woman who publicly lambasted Attorney General William Barr about his recent efforts to dismantle protections for transgender Americans.

Barr and DOJ employees had gathered in the Department’s Great Hall for an event celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which expanded federal hate crime law to protect LGBTQ people.

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Today in History for October 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway. (Oct. 7)

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(26 Oct 2018) Here’s the latest for Friday October 26th: Authorities make an arrest in the mail bomb case; Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen visits Trump’s border wall; The death toll from Jordan’s flash floods rises; The ashes of Matthew Shepard are laid to rest.

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Matthew Shepard remembered at National Cathedral

(26 Oct 2018) The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, were laid to rest Friday in the Washington National Cathedral. (Oct. 26)

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Shepard’s murder haunts Wyoming 20 years later

(12 Oct 2018) On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the killing of a young gay man in Wyoming named Matthew Shepard, one of the two men convicted of the gruesome crime spoke about the murder in a prison interview with The Associated Press. (Oct. 12)

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