Transgender teen’s death draws attention to LGBTQ community

Transgender teen’s death draws attention to LGBTQ community

Kathleen Isenegger and Kyra Moen

January 22, 2015

On December 28th 2014, 17 year old Leelah Alcorn ended her own life due to the struggles she was experiencing as a transgender girl. Alcorn was frequently active on the social media site Tumblr and scheduled her suicide note to post after her passing. In response many people have felt compelled to speak out against the mistreatment of the transgender community. By Kathleen Isenegger and Kyra Moen.

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