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Laramie, eleven years on

Marking the attack against Matthew Shepard

ELEVEN YEARS LATER. Matthew Shepard was murdered in Laramie Wyoming in 1998. Credit: Xtra files

Eleven years ago today, Oct 6 1998, in Laramie Wyoming, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left for dead by a pair of homophobic thugs.

Shepard’s story galvanized communities of gay people in the US and around the world and he became a posterboy against homophobic violence.

Listen to reporter Joseph Couture’s journey back to Laramie 11 years after the attack on Shephard.