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Transgender teen's suicide note: ‘My death needs to mean something’

posted Dec 31, 2014, 8:05 AM by Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team   [ updated Dec 31, 2014, 8:05 AM ]
The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online. Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media.

Posthumous posts started to appear on her Tumblr page, titled “Lazer Princess,” including her suicide note and a post apologizing to her closest friends. “My death needs to mean something,” she wrote. “My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say ‘that’s f---ed up’ and fix it. Fix society. Please.”

Read the full article on Yahoo News.

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