Born Teena Brandon of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Teena Brandon started living full-time as a man his late teens, in preparation for a sex-change operation. Brandon died on New Year's Eve 1993, at the age of 21 from being shot and stabbed by a 'friend'. A documentary and the film Boys Don't Cry have been made since then to tell his story.

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Mojowire: Reality Check - Boys Do Cry
Article stating that below the media radar, hate crimes against transgendered people are apparently on the rise. Includes definitions of terms and related links. (March 22, 2000)
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Article about the feminist movement following the death of Brandon Teena. (November 30, 1999)
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