Matthew Shepard's father, Dennis, perhaps said it best: "Matt's beating, hospitalization and funeral focused worldwide attention on hate. Good is coming out of evil." Though the words came in a statement in which Dennis Shepard rejected the death penalty for one of two men convicted of luring 21-year-old Matthew from a bar (beating him, tying him to a fence on a rural road and leaving him to die, having never regained consciousness), it could be said for many things inspired by... More >>>