As a Nebraskan who lived in Brandon’s hometown for fourteen years, his story hits close to home. I am remember all people who have been victims of hate crimes and murders today. Our current statistics show that most victims are transgender women of color, and those who have no choice but to survive in this world in an occupation that leaves them at risk.
When I first posted the image with me holding the candle, someone left a comment stating we should be honoring women of color and sex workers instead of “some white dude.” This comment I felt was offensive, insensitive and uncalled for. We should and I do remember all victims and through joining of our community we share stories from all perspectives, experiences, and memories.
In memory of Brandon Teena: http://www.hulu.com/watch/197318/the-brandon-teena-story