Chicago Sun-Times. If being happy meant Teena living as a man, that would be fine, she said. While trying to search other transgender issues in media, I struggled to find examples. I was further from anything that I ever knew of myself, and that was scary. Yet it is important to remember that Brandon's identity is, ultimately, a site of contest.
Today, police vehicles are equipped with in-car videos and officers are outfitted with wireless microphones so they are monitored and held accountable for their actions.
Actress Got Lost in the Story of Brandon Teena
Brandon Teena's story—especially its representation in American popular culture—raises several important questions for feminist and queer theory and praxis. We've come a long way". As Elizabeth Birch, Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaign, testified before the Senate, "Hate crimes against lesbian and gay people and other communities continue to be a national epidemic. She did not identify herself as a lesbian. Hidden categories: She ran into people who had directed her, and they didn't recognize her.