November 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm EST | by Philip Van Slooten
Shepard plaque to be dedicated
Matthew Shepard, gay news, Washington Blade
Judy and Dennis Shepard at Washington National Cathedral in D.C. on Oct. 26. Their son Matthew’s ashes were interred in the church’s crypt. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Honoring Matthew Shepard: Plaque Dedication hosted by the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) is Monday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the National Cathedral. 

The ceremony is a celebration honoring Shepard’s legacy while dedicating the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque. The plaque, part of a grassroots, crowd-funded campaign in the weeks following Shepard’s 2018 interment in the Cathedral, is intended to honor his memory and to serve as a source of strength in the continued journey for LGBTQ equality. Speakers and musicians will highlight Shepard’s legacy while celebrating the foundation’s ongoing efforts to “envision a future without hate.” 

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