Spectrum Center pres.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Brett Kruzsch
Health & Wellness Week 2020
This talk will compare the LGBTQ murder that generated the most media attention in the country’s history—the killing of white, gay, college student Matthew Shepard in 1998—with a similar LGBTQ murder that received considerably less attention—the killing of Native American, two-spirit, high school student F.C. Martinez in 2001. We will explore how activists used both deaths for political purposes and why Shepard became a more popular political emblem. We will also consider how religion shaped the activism surrounding their deaths and how LGBTQ activists used religion to promote greater acceptance of queer Americans.
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About the speaker:
Dr. Brett Krutzsch is a scholar in the Center for Religion and Media at NYU. He is an expert on LGBTQ politics and religion in the United States. He is the author of the 2019 book Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics from Oxford University Press. His writing has appeared in several scholarly journals as well as The Washington Post, Newsday, The Advocate, and he has been featured on NPR.
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