A Wyoming bar sold a shirt promoting violence against gay people miles from Matthew Shepard’s murder site

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A Wyoming bar sold a shirt promoting violence against gay people miles from Matthew Shepard’s murder site

From The Washington Post | Morning Mix by Jonathan Edwards

Sales of T-shirts advocating violence against LGBTQ people at a bar in Wyoming — a state where the murder of a gay college student more than two decades ago inspired hate-crime laws across the country — stopped this month. But only because the shirts sold out.

Sara Burlingame, executive of Wyoming Equality, went to the bar on July 5 in response to a call about the shirts. She confirmed eight were for sale and asked the owner to stop selling them because they were advocating violence against gay people like herself.

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