Katrina Markel is the managing editor of LipstickandPolitics.com. Her writing has also appeared in Huffingtonpost.com and Ducts.org. After years of living on the coasts and overseas she recently moved home to her native Iowa.
In December 1993, Brandon Teena, a young transgender man, was raped and murdered in Humboldt, Neb. Two decades later, Brandon’s story still resonates with discussions about rape culture, LGBT youth homelessness, and misgendering trans people.