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A boy remembered

Transgender teen’s death 10 years ago remains a motivation for education about gender diversity
Fred Martinez, a transgendered youth from Cortez, was killed June 16, 2001, in what was prosecuted as a hate crime. Martinez was a male but often dressed in female clothing because he lived as “two-spirited.”
Pauline Mitchell is Fred Martinez’s mother. In this image from the film “Two Spirits,” Mitchell sits at her son’s makeshift marker at the site where he was killed in Cortez. The film retells the story about Martinez and his death at the hands of a man who targeted him for being transgender.
A poster for “Two Spirits,” a film about the life and death of Fred Martinez.

A boy remembered

Fred Martinez, a transgendered youth from Cortez, was killed June 16, 2001, in what was prosecuted as a hate crime. Martinez was a male but often dressed in female clothing because he lived as “two-spirited.”
Pauline Mitchell is Fred Martinez’s mother. In this image from the film “Two Spirits,” Mitchell sits at her son’s makeshift marker at the site where he was killed in Cortez. The film retells the story about Martinez and his death at the hands of a man who targeted him for being transgender.
A poster for “Two Spirits,” a film about the life and death of Fred Martinez.
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