Author: Donna Minkowitz

  • Stonewall 25: Daddy Is a Dyke

    Forbidden Games: Daddy Is a Dyke June 25, 1994 “Can’t we please go see The Flintstones??!!” “Only if you’re good.” “I’ve been good! I’ve been good!” The speaker, a twentysomething lesbian who at the moment is being an eight-year-old boy, chants. “Want to see The Flintstones, want to see The Flintstones!” None of this elicits […]

  • How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story

    On December 31, 1993, a 21-year-old trans man named Brandon Teena was shot and stabbed to death near Falls City, Nebraska, by two other young men because he was trans. A week earlier, they had raped and brutally battered him. I wrote about it at the time in a long, reported feature for the Voice […]