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Transgender teen cites family bullying in suicide note: #HisNameWasZander

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Zander Mahaffey
Another transgender teen has taken his own life, leaving behind a suicide note describing sexual trauma and alleged bullying by family members. ...

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Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn’s death stirs action in U.S. and beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Leelah Alcorn memorial
Although many details about her life and death are still unclear, Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio, has become, within days of her death Dec. 28, the face of a growing movement of people hungering for acceptance. ...

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Hundreds gather in D.C. to speak out on transgender issues following teen’s death

Sunday, January 11, 2015
A memorial to Leelah Alcorn is displayed at a gathering in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
More than 300 people gathered in the nation's capital on Saturday raise awareness of issues facing transgender individuals and to honor a 17-year-old transgender teen who took her own life last month. ...

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Laverne Cox responds to the death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Laverne Cox
Guest hosting on ABC's "The View" on Thursday, transgender actress Laverne Cox responds to the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen who died by suicide just days after Christmas. ...

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Sara Gilbert: ‘It’s more important to let go of the idea that you have a son, than to lose your child’

Friday, January 9, 2015
Sara-Gilbert
On Dec. 29, Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio, stepped into the path of an oncoming semi truck on a interstate highway. Today, "The Talk" discusses transgender teen suicide. ...

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Parents of transgender teen who committed suicide: ‘We loved our son’

Friday, January 2, 2015
Leelah Alcorn
The parents of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who identified as female and who committed suicide on Sunday, are speaking out, and in statements ignoring Leelah's gender identity, say they loved their "son." ...

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Uninformed religious leaders are guilty of causing Leelah Alcorn’s pain, desperation, rejection, and death

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Leelah Alcorn
I place culpability and thus, guilt, on Christian and conservative leaders who, over the past four decades, have constructed an extreme intensity of cultural and religious discrimination against the LGBT community. ...

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Transgender teen struck and killed on Ohio interstate in apparent suicide

Monday, December 29, 2014
Leelah Alcorn
A previously written suicide note later appeared on the teen's Tumblr blog through scheduled publishing in which Leelah Alcorn describes the pain of being "a girl trapped in a boy’s body" and her Christian parents' refusal to allow her to ...

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New Zealand pastor tells Christian author he prays for him to commit suicide

Monday, December 8, 2014
Pastor Logan Robertson (left) says he prays that gay Christian author Jim Marjoram (right) will commit suicide.
A New Zealand pastor has sent a hate-filled email to a prominent gay Christian author in which he calls the author a “filthy child molesting fag" and that he prays for him to commit suicide. ...

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12-year-old boy on cheerleading squad commits suicide over anti-gay bullying

Friday, December 5, 2014
Ronin
FOLSOM, Calif. -- A 12-year-old middle-school student in Folsom, Cailf., committed suicide this week and friends and family say relentless anti-gay bullying was the cause because the boy was on the cheerleading squad last year. ...

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