So I did the thing. I told the truth and explained how I’ve been having mental health problems. Now I’m doing the other thing. I think that those people think I’m lying, and now I feel even worse. I HATE YOU, BRAIN. I’M CRYING 😢 WHY MUST YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THIS?
Teena Brandon was born in 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child she was regarded as a tomboy and everyone called her Brandon. After being sexually abused by a male relative, she moved to Richardson County, Nebraska and began to live entirely as a male. He became friends with two ex convicts John Lotter and Marvin “Tom” Nissen. He also began dating a woman (Lana Tisdel). None of his friends knew he was female. On December 15th, Brandon was jailed for forging checks and his girlfriend, Lana, bailed him out. Because Brandon was in the women’s section of the prison, Lana discovered his true sex. According to Lana she stopped “dating” Brandon at this time. When Brandon’s arrest was published in the paper under his proper name, Lotter and Nissen discovered the truth. They raped Brandon and beat him. Brandon went to the police but a large number of administrative errors resulted in his case not being investigated. Eventually Lotter and Nissen would go on to shoot Brandon and two others who were hiding him. Lotter was sentenced to death and Nissen to life imprisonment.
I’m watching the Brandon Teena story on Netflix, and I’m in tears. The whole story is unbelievably sad and frustrating. That poor guy just wanted to be who he was.
He was raped, beaten, mocked, and eventually murdered. Why? Because he was different. The talk of brainwashing, and manipulation is sickening. That doesn’t happen. Just because you can’t accept a person they way they are, doesn’t mean they are manipulating you.
Argh. Now I’m all upset. I can’t stand this garbage. If anyone following me has a problem with homosexuality, gender issues, transgender, asexuality, or anything under that umbrella, please unfollow me and go educate yourself.