Matthew Shepard Will Be Laid To Rest At Washington National Cathedral

Among those to praise the news that Matthew’s ashes will be interred at the Cathedral was Tyler Clementi Foundation co-founder Jane Clementi. Her son, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in 2010 after a roommate broadcast images of him kissing another man online. 

“It is heartening to see the Christian community at [the] Cathedral embrace the Shepard family in this way,” she said in an email statement. “It is our hope, here at the foundation, that more faith communities will affirm the lives of LGBTQ people and be a place where they feel welcome.”

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