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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:38 AM

Today in Peace and Justice history on October 7, 1998

Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed and left tied to a wooden fence post outside Laramie, Wyoming; he died five days later. His death helped awaken the nation to the persecution of homosexuals and their victimization as objects of hate crimes. > http://www.peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm

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