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||Matthew Shepard film to be shown ahead of 25th anniversary of his death
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Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, a new two-hour documentary has been announced to honor the posthumous impact made by the gay college student who died after being abducted, beaten and left for dead in Wyoming, The New York Daily News noted.
Investigation Discovery announced that The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime will premiere Monday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. CT.
Featuring interviews with friends and allies, local journalists, community members and even celebritiesincluding Rosie O'Donnell, Andrew Rannells and Adam Lambertthe film will shine a light on "the worst anti-gay hate crimes in American history as well as a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights," according to a description.
Shephard, who died on Oct. 12, 1998, was just 21 when he was brutally beaten to death. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson are both serving life sentences after pleading guilty to the hate crime.
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