Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 15:38:35 -0700 (PDT)

Special program on Wyoming Murder of Gay Student

Irvine -- Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, this evening focuses on hate crimes and the death yesterday of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old, gay University of Wyoming political science student who was beaten, burned and left to die last Wednesday in Laramie, Wyoming. The show is dedicated to Matthew Shepard's memory.

Among those participating in this special program, which airs this evening from 5-6 p.m. (Pacific time) on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, or via the Internet at, are:

Arthur Dong, the award-winning director of "Licensed to Kill", a documentary about killers of gays, whose film was shown in Laramie over the weekend;

Pat Walsh, director of the University of California, Irvine, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Resource Center, who's coordinating efforts for a possible local vigil.

Rusty Kennedy, executive director, Orange County Human Relations Commission.

The latest information is available at the UW's "Branding Iron" Online site:

The hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., where Shepard died has established an e-mail address for notes to the family:

A Matthew Shepard Memorial Fund has been established c/o First National Bank, PO Box 578, Fort Collins CO 80522, Account No. 1926083.

The interviews will be conducted by Daniel C. Tsang, host of Subversity. E-mail:
Tel.: (949) 824-KUCI(5824) during the show