Matthew Shepard Memorial Funeral Service at National Cathedral
Author: David DeToffol
Uploaded: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:55 PM
Last Edited: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 3:07 PM
Decades after his death the remains of Matthew Shepard found a resting place, whose murder in 1998 as a 21-year-old college student turned him into a symbol for violence against gay people.
He is now memorialized by ceremony of prayer, speeches and hymns at the Washington National Cathedral, the neo-Gothic, Episcopal house of worship that is a fixture of American politics and religion in Washington.