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a young man who was murdered in Wyoming for being gay. On October 8, 1998 Matthew accepted a ride home from a bar. The two men pistol whipped him and tied him to a fence in freezing temperatures. He was found the next day by someone who originally thought he was a scarecrow, because of his positioning on the fence.

His killers said Matthew hit on them and they felt threatened. The judge rejected the "gay panic defense" and they were sent to jail.

His mother, Judy Shepard, has become an activist for GLBT rights, and a GLBT-inclusive National Hate Crimes bill bears Matthew's name.
President Obama is expected to sign the Matthew Shepard Act into law, providing legal protection to GLBT Americans.
by Travis Drake October 11, 2009
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The horrible moment when you realise that you have accidentally done something very slightly wrong which has very bad (usually embarassing) implications for you. This is typically the moment of realisation that you just sent a dirty text message to a close member of family, typically your mother, rather than the intended recipient.
Message: "i'm free this afternoon so come over and fuck me senseless, my parents will be out all day"
Recipient: Mum
Message Sent
- Onosecond occurs here -
by Jimmed September 26, 2006
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