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Posted by Melinda Tori on January 24, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Hello! It's been kinda 2 years since I checked this webpage and I can say that we're working on making it be more active than before. Like we stated, this page was first created in memory of Brandon Teena, but now we want to turn it into a place for people to feel welcome and supported. Brandon, Gwen and Matthew he will continue to be remembered, as well as those who suffered and lost their loves for simply being who they are in a society where people don't understand at the fullest yet,but we... Read Full Post »

Brandon Teena's Mother Sues Sheriff. L I N C O L N, Neb., Jan. 13 By Kevin O'Hanlon

Posted by DRIESA on May 26, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1)

A sheriff should have done more to protect a transgender woman who was raped and later murdered, a lawyer for her family told the state's highest court.


In the case that inspired the movie Boys Don't Cry, attorney Herb Friedman said Friday that former Sheriff Charles Laux was more concerned with Teena Brandon's sexuality than with keeping her safe.


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20 years after 'Boys Don't Cry' murders, transgender violence still happens

Posted by DRIESA on April 17, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

December 29, 2013

Twenty years have passed since two Falls City men murdered Brandon Teena, Lisa Lambert and Philip DeVine in a shabby farmhouse on the outskirts of Humboldt.


Brandon Teena — who dated women and whose Nebraska-issued ID was marked male — was born a daughter and a sister on Dec. 12, 1972, in Lincoln and named Teena Renae Brandon.


Brandon Teena's death at the hands of two men furio...

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Brandon Teena's mom: 'We've come a long way'

Posted by DRIESA on April 17, 2014 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

JoAnn Brandon still gets the occasional calls from strangers.


They apologize for the heartache she suffered since two men raped and murdered her youngest child 20 years ago.


I tell them thank you. I appreciate their thoughts and prayers,” she said Thursday as she sat on her sofa and smoked a cigarette."


Mrs.Brandon, a thin woman who has a shuffling walk and doesn't work b...

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Testimonies on Brandon Teena's death.

Posted by DRIESA on April 17, 2014 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Testimonies on Brandon Teena's death.

September 19, 2007 - Lincoln Journal.

Marvin Thomas “Tom” Nissen recanted his testimony in a 2½-page affidavit he gave July 23 to an attorney representing Lotter in a federal court appeal: - " I am the person who shot and stabbed Brandon Teena". 

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If you came back from Heaven (Lorrie Morgan)

Posted by Hannah on September 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (2)

I wouldn't know what to say

I wouldn't know what to do

If you came back from heaven

And I could look at you

Would I fumble for the words?

Would I be a little shy?

Would I bust right out with laughter?

Or break right down and cry?


Oh,if you came back from heaven

Would it be like it was then?

Could we just pick up,where we left off

And try it all again?

Oh,if you came back from heaven

It would freeze me i...

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Posted by Hannah on November 23, 2010 at 2:52 PM Comments comments (2)

That lonesome Texas sun was setting slow,

And in the rearview mirror I watched it go.

I can still see the wind in her golden hair,

I close my eyes for a moment, and I'm still there.



The bluest eyes in Texas,

Are haunting me tonight.

Like the stars that fill the midnight sky,

Her memory fills my mind.

Where did I go wrong?

Did I wait too long?

Or can I make it right?

The bluest eyes in Texas,


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