When: Fri., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. 2013
In 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten & left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight & sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing & hate crimes. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger returns to her hometown to see how this event had affected the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard & all homosexuals to an eternal hell. But Seckinger meets many more—parents, teachers, clergy & students—telling their stories, speaking out & taking action. Seckinger will be in attendance.