American trans male whose 1993 murder sparked a nationwide conversation about the treating trans people in the usa. His story obtained increased publicity when it became the main topic of the Oscar-winning 1999 film Young boys Don’t Cry. He went to Pius X SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Lincoln, Nebraska but was expelled three times ahead of his graduation. He afterwards shifted to Richardson State, where he resided exclusively as a guy. Following his loss of life, his mother effectively sued Richardson State and Sheriff Charles Laux for failing woefully to protect him aswell to be an indirect reason behind his death. He previously a mature sister called Tammy. His dad passed on in a vehicle accident eight a few months before his delivery. Hilary Swank earned an Oscar on her behalf portrayal of him in Young boys Don’t Cry.