Many Links Regarding the Suicide of Leelah Alcorn

No matter how accepting and supportive the parents of some trans-kids are, there will always be a substantial number of families who are slaves to rigid religions and other forms of stupid bigotry and thinking, who will abuse their trans-kids both physically and emotionally.

I personally think we need to end all forms of repairative therapy that is practiced on LGBT children.  I don’t give a rats ass if it is Dr. Richard Green or Zucker or some Taliban Christian organization practicing this form of abuse.  Make the practicing of repairative therapy on all LGBT people a crime, grounds for delicensing if practiced by licensed personnel and a crime if practiced by unlicensed.

Make Child Protective Services treat the abuse of LGBT children due to their being LGBT an issue that will permit the removal of the LGBT child from the abusive environment.

Support the assigning of abused LGBT children to LGBT foster families, with those LGBT foster families being given preference in the assigning of these children to foster families.

Make the creation of Trans-Community Services Centers in major metropolitan centers a priority.  They could be a subdivision of LGBT Community Centers.  Have 24 Hour Local Suicide Prevention Hotlines in those centers.

New Civil Rights Movement: New And Disturbing Details Emerge About Leelah Alcorn’s Life From Posts She Made To Reddit

New Civil Rights Movement: Leelah Alcorn’s Mother: ‘We Loved Him Unconditionally’ But ‘Don’t Support That, Religiously’

Marti Abernanthy: Suicide, Leelah Alcorn, and Living Openly Trans*

Gay Star News: Evidence of Leelah Alcorn’s short life removed from Tumblr

Towleroad: Transgender Ohio Teen Leelah Alcorn’s Horrifying Suicide Offers Bitter Lesson: ‘We Have To Do Better’

Uncommon Sense: To save trans lives; listen to Leelah

NCLR: NCLR Statement on the Loss of Leelah Alcorn

Planet Transgender: Was it Right to Share Leelah’s Suicide Note?

The Salt Collective: Transgender and Christian…and crying for Leelah Alcorn

Salon: Leelah Alcorn’s mom mourns a “good boy”

The Daily Beast: Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It’s About Ethics in Suicide Journalism

I’m sure there are hundreds more.  I’m saddened enough and drained enough by reading the posts I linked to.  Suicide is a major problem in the Trans-Communities establishing support centers and suicide prevention hotlines needs to be a priority.


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