Matthew Shepard, symbol for LGBTQ movement, laid to rest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral.

Shepard’s remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student was killed in 1998. His ashes will be interred at the cathedral Friday morning.

Shepard’s murder at the hands of two roofing workers who, authorities said, targeted him because he was gay,...

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