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Brandon Teena

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The Resume

    (December 12, 1972-December 31, 1993)
    Birth name was Teena Renee Brandon
    Inspired the book and movie 'Boys Don't Cry'

Why she might be annoying:

    He was a she.
    He was a chronic liar, and forged checks and stole ATM cards, regardless of what gender he claimed to be.
    He escaped for a new life in Humboldt, Nebraska, as a young man named Brandon Teena, using Ace bandages to bind down his breasts while wearing heavy shirts.
    He told the girls he dated that he was a hermaphrodite, and that he was taking treatment to complete the sex change.

Why she might not be annoying:

    The girls he dated thought he was a gentleman.
    He was raped by two losers, John Lotter and Tom Nissen, who had been his pals before they found out his secret.
    One of the two had dated Brandon's girlfriend at the time.
    When Brandon went to Sheriff Charles Laux, he was subjected to a nightmare of humiliating questions that focused more on Laux's disgust with Brandon than with the crime.
    Laux referred to Brandon as 'It' in public several times, and tipped off Lotter and Nissen that Brandon had accused them.
    Lotter and Nissen traced Brandon to a farmhouse and murdered him. They also murdered two others in the home, one of whom was the mother of an eight month old boy. The eight month old wasn't injured.
    Lotter was sentenced to death, mostly because his friend and partner in crime Nissen cut a deal and testified against him.
    The movie 'Boys Don't Cry' was a sympathetic portrayal of Brandon's plight as a transgender, which is quite different from being gay or a lesbian.

Credit: Art Gremashlo

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 43 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 14 Votes: 7.14% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 14 Votes: 21.43% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 27 Votes: 29.63% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 42 Votes: 59.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 53.03% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 47 Votes: 61.70% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 50.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 61 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 130 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 239 Votes: 50.21% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 377 Votes: 46.42% Annoying