Matthew Shepard Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming in October 1998. He was attacked on the night of October 6–7, and died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 12 from severe head injuries. During the trial, it was widely reported that Shepard was targeted because he was gay; a Laramie police officer testified at a pretrial hearing that the violence against Shepard was due to how the attacker "[felt] about gays", per an interview of the attacker's girlfriend. Shepard's murder brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. In 2009, his mother Judy Shepard authored a book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed. In October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.
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Eighty Years Of Cartoon Voices - All That Is Interesting From Micky Mouse to Homer Simpson, a fascinating infograph showing the people behind the amazing cartoon voices you grew up with: Mickey Mouse first arrived to movie theaters and television screens in 1928, starting America’s love affair with cartoons. What’s secretly astounding is how many of the most recognizable animated characters are voiced by the same actors (for instance, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer voice almost half of the voices of the Simpsons).
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