In this episode, the transgendered student says, "Don't worry, no one's going to Matthew Shepard me." Matthew Shepard was a gay University student in Laramie, Wyoming. Because of his sexuality, he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten to death by two young men. His parents dedicated themselves to gay rights, including helping to pass a new federal hate crimes law in 2009.
Kathy Baker is credited but doesn't appear.