David Buckel said he killed himself with "fossil fuel" to show "what we are doing to ourselves."
But the former governor's misfire got spun into fundraising gold.
Teena's murder was a "seminal moment in our organized trans movement," Mara Keisling tells HuffPost Live.
At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.
Anti-trans violence is not going away anytime soon. My last blog post on anti-trans violence touched on issues that deserve far greater consideration than I'm capable of providing in one post, so this time I'm responding to some comments I've received over the past week.