Pride Month: Brian Hatfield

In honor of Pride Month I’m featuring a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer missing person every day for the month of June. Today’s case is Brian Allen Hatfield, age 21, who disappeared from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 9, 2004. He wasn’t gay as far as I know, but he was a known cross-dresser, and was wearing women’s clothing when he disappeared. (Fun fact: most men who cross-dress aren’t gay or trans.)

No place in America is really safe for a man in women’s clothes, particularly the South, and foul play is suspected in Hatfield’s disappearance. I don’t know if a hate crime was a factor, though; it may have been a simple robbery. The cops caught someone else driving his car, and Hatfield’s checks and debit card were used after his disappearance, presumably by others.

2 thoughts on “Pride Month: Brian Hatfield

  1. Lon Washington December 6, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Im so happy to see this, Brian was my friend in high school and I’ve never stopped thinking about him. He was loved by someone and I hope whoever did something is brought to justice. I searched his name many times and its taken this long to even find a photo. Sadly he isn’t the only person I’ve lost. Neither the second or third. Im not trans and can pass for straight but still live knowing our lives have little value to much of the world and with that comes fear. Keep pushing!

  2. Billy July 30, 2020 / 4:15 am

    Omg I had no idea Brian was missing. I saw him that night and was getting to know one of the friends he dropped off. His friend and I were talking on the phone from the time that they left Lafayette until the time he dropped the friend off. This is so shocking

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