Women dating men in prison
After being sexually abused by a male relative, she moved to Richardson County, Nebraska and began to live entirely as a male. On December 15th, Brandon was jailed for forging checks and his girlfriend, Lana, bailed him out.She became friends with two ex convicts John Lotter and Marvin “Tom” Nissen. Because Brandon was in the women’s section of the prison, Lana discovered her true sex.It is not known how she concealed her sex when her groin wound was treated.In 1750 her unit returned to England and she revealed her true sex to her shipmates.
She fought with the regiment through the war until 1865.The story of Brandon Teena became the subject of the Academy award winning film, Boys Don’t Cry. James Gray was born Hannah Snell in 1723 in Worcester, England.As a child she played soldiers, but was otherwise seen as a normal young girl.Eventually Lotter and Nissen would go on to shoot Brandon and two others who were hiding her.
Lotter was sentenced to death and Nissen to life imprisonment.
Due to laws which prevented women from performing in various parts of society, some women decided to live their lives as men.