Matthew Shepard

Jason Collins (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images), Judy Shepard (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Meets With Parents Of Slain Student Matthew Shepard

Collins played the final eight minutes of a blowout win. Rarely has he been prouder of a performance. “I got them a bucket,” the Nets center said with a chuckle.

02/28/2014

Matthew Shepard

Rutgers To Screen Matthew Shepard Documentary In Fight Against Bullying

This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, the openly gay college student in Wyoming whose death raised awareness of bullying, abuse and anti-gay violence across the country.

10/13/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protesting. (Photo/AP)

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Nyack Play

The controversial church announced on its website that it will be protesting before a performance of The Laramie Project at Nyack High School on Saturday night.

11/16/2010