Friday, November 06, 2009



Anonymous said...

Saw this and screamed, then thought of you.

Wouldn't it be fabulously tragic if we were to find out the killers of poor, handsome Matthew had been sipping this just minutes prior? hmmm

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Oh, no -- wow, this is absolutely fucking horrifying -- thanks for forwarding the link!!!

And good point -- if the killers were sipping Miller or Coors just before, and now the Shepard Foundation is awarding them for their "support of the LGBT community," then what next? What, exactly, does it mean to support the "LGBT community?"

But one point about the the fetishization of the murder of Matthew Shepard -- in particular, the prioritization of his murder over all other gay/queer/trans murders, due to his race, class, and appearance, media coverage, etc. -- I do think it's important always to point the critique at this fetishization, white supremacist cultural institutions, etc. (including, perhaps, the Shepard foundation), and not, of course, at Matthew Shepard himself...

But wait, I'm getting hypoglycemic -- thanks again for the link, my dear!

Love --