Monday, March 29, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


1985 - one of our martyrs, our many martyrs, FRED C. MARTINEZ was born on this date.  Martinez was a 16-year-old Navajo boy who thought of himself as female. Another term for Martinez among indigenous peoples is "two-spirit."  His friends adored him. Had he been born a woman, one of his teacher's said, he'd have been the most popular girl in town. They also feared what a violent world might have in store for someone like Fred C. Martinez Jr.  Martinez died on June 16, 2001 at the hands of a man who beat him to death because he was different.  He was beaten to death by one Shaun Murphy who bragged about the killing.  Murphy was later sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering Martinez.  Martinez's mother spoke about his son a few days after his murder:

"I am his mother and now I want to make sure the truth is told about Fred by people who loved him.  With more and more talk about his death, the police looking into his murder, and the details of my son's personal life in the media, it is time to speak the truth about Fred's life.  The most important thing I can say is that I loved Fred.  I loved my son exactly for who he was, for his courage in being honest and gentle and friendly.  It is sad that he had to face pain in his daily life and in school. "What I wanted for my son was for him to be accepted and loved, just like I accepted and loved him.  Fred was always proud to be Navajo. Fred did not struggle with who he was, but he was hurt because of the people who had problems with my son expressing himself honestly.  I hope that the police and the District Attorney will talk about this and bring justice for the death of my son.  I am grateful to Fred's friends for accepting him the way he was and remembering him for who he was.  Fred's family loved and cared deeply for all of who he was. We firmly believe that Fred's murder was a hate crime.  Because he was different his life was taken from him, and we will never know the person Fred would have become."

Friday, March 12, 2010

A KISS IN THE SNOW/ short film

One of the blogs I check out frequently is one called All About Gay Themed Movies Here is the trailer for one that seemed interesting. Actually, the trailer is very nearly complete in itself. Have a look.


Don't know who the photographer is, but he's a hot boy called Nat on

Monday, March 1, 2010