On this date in 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard died after being abducted, tied to a fence, stripped, robbed, repeatedly pistol-whipped and left in the cold because he was gay. For 20 years, his death galvanized the fight for LGBTQ rights by advocates and his own family. But they never buried his ashes. This week, it was announced he will be interred in D.C.'s historic National Cathedral, a "sacred spot" that will hopefully help people "reflect on creating a safer, kinder world.”
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