November 11, 1986: A killing in Calabasas, Calif.
Hate crimes committed against gay people show how intolerance intolerance /in·tol·er·ance/ (in-tol´er-ans) inability to withstand or consume; inability to absorb or metabolize nutrients.
congenital lysine intolerance for sexual diversity can lead to murder. Murkier, however, are stories of gay people who kill: How might larger antigay conditions shape their violence? In 1986, journalist Dan Siminoski wrote an in-depth Advocate article about Robert Rosenkrantz, a gay teenager who killed another boy who had exposed his homosexuality.
The basic facts were undisputed: Rosenkrantz, 18, and another boy had been at the family beach house when Rosenkrantz's younger brother Wiki is aware of the following uses of "'Younger Brother":
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Rosenkrantz was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 17 years to life. He is currently incarcerated incarcerated /in·car·cer·at·ed/ (in-kahr´ser-at?ed) imprisoned; constricted; subjected to incarceration.
Confined or trapped, as a hernia. at a California state prison in San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (săn l`ĭs ōbĭs`pō), city (1990 pop. 41,958), seat of San Luis Obispo co., S Calif., near San Luis Obispo Bay; inc. 1856. , Calif.
In a letter to the judge at sentencing, Rosenkrantz wrote, "Steve could not deal with a hatred [of homosexuality] which all but consumed him.... My inability to deal with myself, to face up to the reality of my identity, and my failure to conduct myself in a rational way after the involuntary involuntary adj. or adv. without intent, will, or choice. Participation in a crime is involuntary if forced by immediate threat to life or health of oneself or one's loved ones, and will result in dismissal or acquittal.
INVOLUNTARY. disclosure of my secret all combined to [cause his] death."
Find this 1986 Advocate cover story on Robert Rosenkrantz in its entirety by going to www.advocate.com