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  2. Kimberly Peirce - Wikipedia

    Kimberly Ane Peirce (born September 8, 1967) is an American filmmaker, best known for her debut feature film, Boys Don't Cry (1999), which won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hilary Swank's performance.

  3. Boys Don't Cry (1999 film) - Wikipedia't_Cry_(1999_film)

    Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce, and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen.The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena (played in the film by Hilary Swank), an American trans man who attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal hate crime perpetrated by two male acquaintances.

  4. Weeds (TV series) - Wikipedia

    Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan, which aired on Showtime from August 8, 2005, to September 16, 2012. The series tells of Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a widowed mother of two boys (Hunter Parrish and Alexander Gould) who begins selling marijuana to support her family.

  5. Janeane Garofalo - Wikipedia

    Janeane Marie Garofalo (/ dʒ ə ˈ n iː n ɡ ə ˈ r ɒ f əl oʊ / jə-NEEN gə-ROF-ə-loh; born September 28, 1964) is an American comedian, actress, and former co-host on the now-defunct Air America Radio's The Majority Report.

  6. List of people killed for being transgender - Wikipedia

    1993 – Brandon Teena, a 21-year-old transgender man, was raped and murdered in Falls City, Nebraska on 31 December. Two men were convicted of first-degree murder in the incident, one of whom was sentenced to death. The crime became the subject of the Academy Award-winning film Boys Don't Cry. 2000s

  7. List of feature films with transgender characters - Wikipedia

    Brandon Teena: Trans man Hilary Swank: Brandon's life is threatened and becomes the victim of a hate crime. The movie received much media attention when its star Hilary Swank, who played Brandon, won the Academy Award for Best Actress. United States 1999 Flawless: Rusty Zimmerman Transgender Philip Seymour Hoffman: United States 1999

  8. Violence and video games - Wikipedia

    Since the late 1990s, some real acts of violence have been highly publicized in relation to beliefs that the suspect in the crime may have had a history of playing violent video games. The 1999 Columbine High School massacre created a moral panic around video games, spurring research to see if violent video games lead to aggressive behaviors in ...

  9. List of acts of violence against LGBT people - Wikipedia

    The case was prosecuted as a hate crime, and Andrade was found guilty of first degree murder on April 22, 2009. Nima Daivari, 26, was attacked by a man who called him "faggot" on September 13, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. The police that arrived on the scene refused to make a report of the attack.