RIP Leelah Alcorn💕
Reading though Wikipedia, it disgusts me how Leelahs parents treated her. They led her to the conclusion she chose.
When she came out to them at 14 as being Transgender, they refused to accept her female identity. At 16, they denied allowing her to undergo transition treatment. Instead, Leelahs parents sent her to Christian-based conversion therapy. They wanted her to change her mind about changing. It's not a choice. It never has been a choice to be Transgender. When Leelah came out to liking boys to classmates, her parents had removed her from school and revoked her social media access.
In her suicide note, she cited loneliness and alienation were the reasons to her death. She blamed her parents, as well. She ended her life on Interstate 71 in Ohio, December 28, 2014.
Her death attracted many social media users. LGBT rights activists called attention to the incident as evidence of the problems faced by transgender youth, while vigils were held in her memory in the United States and United Kingdom. Petitions were formed calling for the establishment of "Leelah's Law", a ban on conversion therapy in the U.S., which received a supportive response from U.S. President Barack Obama. Within a year, the city of Cincinnati had criminalised conversion therapy. Both of Leelahs parents have received online criticism and harassment. Her parents continuously misgendered their daughter in posts about her. Dan Savage has blamed her parents for her death. Her parents said they denied her gender change due to it being against Christian beliefs.
I don't care if it's against your religion to be gay, bisexual, trans, ect. That is your child. Your baby you raised for years. You're job as a parent is set a good example for your child, love your child and support your child. Not discriminate your child. Carla and Doug Alcorn, you two are disgusting parents. You rather a dead son than a healthy, beautiful daughter.
Rest easy, Leelah. We love you🙏 *all information posted was stollen from Wikipedia*
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