How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story

Journalist Donna Minkowitz apologizes 25 years after breaking the story of Brandon Teena, transgender murder victim and subject of the film Boys Don’t Cry. Retroactively realizing it was “the most insensitive and inaccurate piece of journalism I have ever written,” Minkowitz examines what she sees now as her own internalized homophobia and ignorance of trans issues. 

Source: Village Voice
Published: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,019 words)