Fargo, ND – On October 8th, 1998--Judy Shepard was awakened in the middle of the nightby a phone call that no parent should ever have to receive.
Her eldest son--Matthew--was brutally beaten because he was gay. A few daysfollowing the attack, Matthew died.
Judy Shepard now uses her grief over he sons death to speak out against hatecrimes. Shepard wants America to understand that this is an anomaly.