Advocacy Groups with Hate Crime
Gay and Lesbian Task Force
and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Schools for Gay and Lesbian Students
LAMBDA Gay, Lesbian, and
Transgender Community Services
Legal Defense & Education Fund
Dr Herek has written one of the few academic
books on hate crimes against gays & lesbians. His site has an article
he wrote on Matt Shepard, along with information
on homophobia and heterosexism
The American Psychoanalytic
forum on homophobia.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and
Community United Against
Triangle Foundation (Michigan)
Gay & Lesbian Task Force Report
Rights Campaign report
...was born Teena Brandon, a young woman
living as a man and preparing for sex change surgery. Brandon's
deception was revealed after an arrest for check forgery and two men in
the small Nebraska town raped then killed her. This story is the basis for the feature film
Boys Don't Cry and
a documentary, The
Brandon Tenna Story, both of which highlight the
necessity of promoting greater awareness of transgender issues.
More information is available through the books of Kate
Bornstein or by trying her name in the search box below.
Additional background information on Brandon Tenna
is available from Female
to Male (other good bios and info) or ABC
news 20/20 (surprisingly good).
Nebraska's Highest Court Unanimously Holds Sheriff Accountable for Brandon Teena's Death