Matthew Shepard: 10 Years Later

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Note: The University of Pennsylvania has an available uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:
Dr. Katherine Sender
Associate Professor of Communication
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Research interests:
• Gender and sexuality in media representations
• Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights
• Gay marketing and media

Quote:
"Ten years on from Matt Shepard’s brutal murder, the American public sees many more gay images on TV and in newspapers than ever before. But the ongoing reality of violence towards gay and especially transgender people goes underreported. Gay and heterosexual audiences alike must remember that the Fab Five of ‘Queer Eye’ have not swept away daily injustices experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”