T he horrific killing of Matthew Shepard in is widely seen as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in American history. At Henderson's sentencing, his lawyer argued that Shepard had not been targeted because he was gay. The year-old political science major at Laramie University stood only 5ft 2in, and his blond hair, braces and slight frame gave him an air of vulnerability and innocence. Retrieved October 28, Nothing in this book takes away from the iniquity and brutality of the crime or the culpability of his murderers, but we owe Matthew and other young men like him the truth. That complicates the original story of two strangers walking into a bar and targeting Matthew — someone they did not know — because he was gay.
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Retrieved October 12, O Globo in Portuguese. Archived from the original on December 21, Contemporary scholars have begun to explore non-normative sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a growing victimization literature, but very little research is focused on LGBTQ communities' patterns of offending beyond sex work and their experiences with police, the courts, and correctional institutions. Retrieved June 11, The assailants' girlfriends testified that neither McKinney nor Henderson was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the attack. Archived from the original on
After Shepard's death, the charges were upgraded from attempted murder to first-degree murder, meaning that the two defendants were eligible for the death penalty. They raise important questions about the causes of, and responses to, same-sex domestic violence and abuse and how the system delivers justice to trans people. The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of year-old Latisha King by year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, the book considers the violences visited upon gender-nonconforming bodies that are surveilled and othered, and the contemporary resonances of the Latisha King killing. It is surrounded by rolling prairie, ranches, the Snowy Mountain range and vast, wide-open spaces.