Matthew Shepard’s Parents to Marshall Miami Beach Pride Event

Judy and Dennis Shepard will be headlining as ally marshals at the Miami Beach Pride event happening in 2019. Judy and Dennis are the parents of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student that was brutally murdered over 20 years ago. Since that day, they have been committed to advocating for the LGBTQ community through the Matthew Shepard Foundation. As well, they were actively involved in getting the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed. Bruce Horwish, chairman of Miami Beach Pride told The Advocate, “We are incredibly honored to have Judy and Dennis Shepard be our Miami Beach Pride ally narshals this year, and to honor them for their unwavering support and tireless work in the LGBTQ community.”