Content warning: This post mentions and links to content discussing transmisogyny and suicide
You will have likely heard of the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn and perhaps seen her suicide note and the reaction of the mother whose behaviour directly caused Leelah’s death. As a cis person, I have little to add personally, but my own sadness that this happens not just to Leelah but to countless other people in her situation. All I can offer is a round-up of the words of others who understand the situation better than me, because they have lived it. I also want to signpost that tomorrow, 3rd January, there will be a vigil for Leelah at Trafalgar Square at 1pm if you wish to come and pay respects.
To save trans lives; listen to Leelah (Natacha Kennedy)
Cis People Know Best, They Tell Us (Cheryl Morgan)
Don’t Tell Trans People To Empathize With Bigoted Parents (Jackson Warlock)
Most trans suicides are murder (Allie Cat)
Remembering Leelah (Jane Fae)
Whose life? (Jane Fae)