Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder became a symbol for the gay rights movement, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral

The 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, tortured and left to die 20 years ago.
For years, his parents have been afraid to bury him out of concern the site would draw anti-gay protests.
The National Cathedral will inter Shepard's remains in its crypt on Oct.
26.

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