Leelah Alcorn (November 15, 1997 – December 28, 2014) was a Transgender teen girl from Ohio who had the misfortune of having fanatical fundamentalist christian parents. She came out to them as Transgender, but soon after they made their intent clear: they were going to subject her to the abuse and torture of “reparative therapy”. In despair, Leelah wrote a suicide note, and later walked into the path of a tractor trailer, killed instantly.
In the days before her death, her “parents” took her out of school, deleted her facebook account, took away her cell phone and all means of communicating with her friends. Her friends loved and accepted Leelah for who she was.
I don’t give a damn that the “official cause of death” was suicide. Leelah’s parents hate and religion murdered her.
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