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Bullied Wisconsin transgender teen dies by suicide

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cameron Langrell
Just days after Cameron Langrell announced to friends and classmates online that she identified as a transgender girl, the 15-year-old took her own life. [...]

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Officials close investigation in trans teen’s suicide, refer to her as ‘Mr. Alcorn’ in final report

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Leelah Alcorn
The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society has been deemed a suicide. [...]

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. [...]

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Young N.C. transgender activist Blake Brockington dies of suicide

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Blake Brockington
Friends and community members on Tuesday mourned the passing of a Charlotte, N.C., transgender youth activist, Blake Brockington, who died as the result of suicide overnight. [...]

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North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ash Haffner
Local LGBT community leaders in Charlotte, N.C., are responding with messages of support and encouragement, following the death Thursday of a transgender student. Ash Haffner, 16, died by suicide on Thursday. [...]

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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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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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