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Journalists to discuss Matthew Shepard case

Five Bay Area journalists will discuss the death of Matthew Shepard and the state of gay journalism at a Commonwealth Club forum on Monday, Oct. 6.

Ten years ago, on Oct. 7, 1998, Shepard was brutally beaten on a road outside Laramie, Wyo. and died five days later. The same day, the “CBS Evening News” featured the headline of the Bay Area Reporter, a gay community newspaper, which declared “No Obits,” its first issue in 17 years where no obituaries appeared.

Participants include:

The forum is co-sponsored by the National Lesbian, Gay Journalists Association, Northern California Chapter. Here’s a link for ticket information.

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