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Matthew Shepard Died 21 Years Ago, and Republicans Are Working to Undo His Legacy

It was 20 years ago today that Matthew Shepard was beaten and left for dead near Laramie, Wyoming for being gay; how far have we come since then?

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This Gay Comedian Just Schooled Straight People on the Ridiculousness of a ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

On last night’s ‘The Daily Show,’ Jaboukie Young-White used the Jussie Smollett story to explain the shameful legal loophole

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This Gay Man’s Assault on the Streets of Salt Lake City Was Caught on Camera Clear as Day

The incident, in which a gay man was punched after being asked if he was gay, was caught on camera

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Jussie Smollett Remains Firm in His Claims of Being Attacked, Despite Public Disbelief

The case has been a roller coaster of reporting, and now the actor has released a statement standing by his initial allegations

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