- 5 chicken thighs (skin on and bone in)
- 3 lg heads of garlic (the famous 40 cloves!)
- extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbs chopped parsley
- salt & pepper
- ground nutmeg
That refusal and the lack of concern on the part of law enforcement led Jeff, in 1991 to co-found the Detroit-based Triangle Foundation.
The foundation was initially to assist victims of anti-gay crimes and work with police and prosecutors to change the culture of how anti-LGBT crimes were treated. Soon it branched out taking on other forms of discrimination against LGBT people, including in housing and employment
Montgomery became a leading expert on anti-LGBT murders. He focused on debunking the so-called “gay-panic defense”. That was the tactic that blames murder of LGBT people on temporary insanity brought on by sexual or romantic advances by gays.
“I think he’s going to be mostly remembered for his work on hate crimes," Jan Stevenson, co-publisher of Between the Lines said.
"He was very vocal with the Scott Amedure murder, and he also took a prominent national role with the Matthew Shepard murder. He went out to Wyoming and attended the trial and was an adviser to the Shepard family when they were going through that. I think it was his greatest accomplishment: promoting hate-crime legislation and the need for it.”
Jeff once said: “Never repeat the words of your enemy. When you do, their words are heard twice and yours only once”.
“It’s a little bit hard to overstate the legacy. At a time when a lot of us were afraid to come out of the closet, he was very public and very unapologetic. He inspired a generation of activists. He was a little rock with a big ripple.”The family requests that donations be made in his memory to support "America You Kill Me," a documentary film being made about Montgomery's life.