Suicide Note Clipping
I have decided I've had enough. I'm never going to transition successfully, even when I move out. I'm never going to be happy with the way I look or sound. I'm never going to have enough friends to satisfy me. I'm never going to have enough love to satisfy me. I'm never going to find a man who loves me. I'm never going to be happy. Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself. There's no winning. There's no way out. I'm sad enough already, I don't need my life to get any worse. People say "it gets better" but that isn't true in my case. It gets worse. Each day I get worse. That's the gist of it, that's why I feel like killing myself. Sorry if that's not a good enough reason for you, it's good enough for me
On the same day of Leelah's suicide her mother posted a message on Facebook that referred to Leelah as her birth name Joshua, as well as only using male titles. In addition, Leelah's mother also posted Leelah's age wrong and it took the family over 48 hours to fix the mistake. This caused several uproars in the Transgender Community. Eventually leading for her to erase the post and set her Facebook profile to private.
By December 30, Alcorn's death had attracted worldwide attention
Leelah Alcorn's death has sparked several movements and petitions to bring more equality to Transgenders in America. Such as the "Leelah's Law" which is a law to ban the use of Christian therapists, hired by parents to convince homosexual or transgender teenagers that their way of thinking is incorrect or sinful.
Tomorrow as of January 6, 2015 members of the LGBTQ community as well as Trans, Gay, and Equal Rights Supporters are holding a Day of Silence in honor of Leelah.
I would like to personally invite everyone who sees this post to either join in or support this day of silence to attempt to help end mistreatment of LGBTQ Teens and Adults, or to bring some sense of motivation towards individuals to honor the life of a teen who didn't have to go out like they did.