Transgender Activism After Falls City
Against The Current vol. 89

Cartwright, Donna
Date Written:  2000-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2000
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12953

The critical acclaim for Kimberly Peirce's film "Boys Don't Cry," and Hilary Swank's Academy Award-winning performance in it as Brandon Teena, have focused public attention on a real-life hate crime that both galvanized the nascent transgender activist movement in the mid-1990s and highlighted tensions between that movement and other parts of the queer community.

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