Doug Greco, To Find a Killer: The Homophobic Murders of Norma and Maria Hurtado and the LGBT Rights Movement

A blend of True Crime, narrative non-fiction and political analysis for everyone interested in LGBTQ rights.

Beginning with a gripping, firsthand account of the 2011 anti-gay murder of twenty-four year-old Norma Hurtado, a student the author taught in an Austin high school ten years earlier, this series of interwoven essays employs a mix of narrative nonfiction and political analysis to uncover the intersectional nature of the disparities impacting the LGBTQ community.

Drawing from his fifteen-years’ experience as a grassroots organizer in Texas and California, Greco argues for the types of political organizations and public policies necessary to address these challenges. To Find a Killer charts a robust but pragmatic course for the LGBTQ movement today: investing in grassroots leadership development, rooting organizations in local civic and religious institutions, and focusing not just on legal equality, but a wider set of socio-economic issues.

Author proceeds from the book will benefit Texas-based LGBTQ organizations.

Doug Greco is a writer and political organizer living in Austin, Texas. His writing has been featured in Across the Margin Magazine, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Frontiers Magazine. “To Find a Killer” was a finalist in the “2021 Texas Writers League Manuscript Contest”, and his account of the Hurtado Murders made the “2020 Best of Nonfiction List” for Across the Margin Magazine. Doug has organized for over 15 years in Austin and San Antonio with the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s largest and longest-standing network of faith and community-based organizations, and as Director of Programs with Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ organization. He holds Masters in Public Policy from Princeton, a Master of Professional Writing from USC, and a Bachelors in Economics from Brown University.

 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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$12.99
ISBN: 9781592112982
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Published: Gaudium Publishing - June 6th, 2023

A blend of True Crime, narative non-fiction and political analysis for everyone interested in LGBTQ rights


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