Wednesday, July 24, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was. They [should be] treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights. Gender needs to be taught about in schools, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year…Fix society. Please.

american-unversity
The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was. They [should be] treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights. Gender needs to be taught about in schools, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year…Fix society. Please.
— Leelah Alcorn