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Transgender Abuse: Leelah Alcorn

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Authors of the Project
By: Alison Taoyama, Marta Mia Moreno, and Carina Matasaru
Transgender Abuse: Leelah Alcorn
Quick Summary
Transgender teen committed suicide
response to her family’s rejection of her gender identity

Reactions: Right vs. Wrong
Transgender Abuse:
Leelah Alcorn
ABUSE
RESPONSE
Leelah
Since transgender teens experience abuse from their peers and families, which can result in their death, mainly suicides, for example Leelah Alcorn, laws need to be written to protect their right and the rights of all children who are abused.
Thesis
Leelah Alcorn
Who was Leelah Alcorn?
referred to as “Josh”, “Son”, and male pronouns in death
presented in a suit at their wake with the name “Joshua Alcorn” on tombstone
Family negatively reacted to her coming out conversion therapy

Parent Reaction
What is the type of abuse?
-Emotional abuse
-Verbal abuse
-Neglect
Is it immoral?
Yes. If a parent makes their child feel worthless to the point where their child takes their own life
Is it legal?
-No, most types of abuse are illegal.

-conversion therapy
should be illegal.
-50% of transgender teens will have at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday.
Transgender Violent Tracking Portal Findings:
-in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.
including:
-An 8-year-old boy was beaten to death by his father
-A 14-year-old was strangled to death and stuffed under a bed
-Two 16-year-olds were shot to death
-Three 18-year-olds were stabbed to death, dismembered or shot
-Two 18-year-olds were murdered with no details being reported
-An 18-year-old suffered two violent attacks by a mob and survived
Wrongs/Inappropriate Reactions:

Leelah Alcorn’s mother denied that Leelah committed suicide, instead saying it was an accident. Parents still call Leelah by male pronouns and names.

"We don't support that, religiously," Alcorn's mother told CNN on Wednesday, her voice breaking. "But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy." -CNN
Quote From Mother:
Definition
-Transgenders face the highest rates of abuse among the LGBTQ+ community.
-“22-38% of trans people have been harassed by police, with upwards of 15% experiencing physical abuse and 7% being sexually assaulted by law enforcement. Trans people have also experienced violence at the hands of healthcare professionals.

-26% experiencing physical assault and 10% living through sexual assault.
Leelah's Law
Leelah's Law is a petition to ban the practice of conversion therapy that is preformed on LGBTQ+ teens such as Leelah.
This is NOT enough. We must also seriously enforce and fight for the rights of children who do receive abusive treatment from their parents.
However...
Social Reactions
Kardashian West, Kim (KimKardashian). “Just read about a transgender teen, Leelah Alcorn who took her own life because she wasn’t accepted. We need to learn acceptance…#BraveSoul”
Petition
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/enact-leelahs-law-ban-all-lgbtq-conversion-therapy/QPbYj38G
Works Cited
Statistics
Images Cited
Ryan, Caitlin. "Parents Don't Have to Choose between Their Faith and Their LGBT Kids (COMMENTARY)." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Fox, Fallon. "Leelah Alcorn's Suicide: Conversion Therapy Is Child Abuse." Time. Time, 8 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Fantz, Ashley. "An Ohio Transgender Teen's Suicide, a Mother's Anguish - CNN.com."CNN. Cable News Network, 4 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Mohney, Gillian. "Leelah Alcorn: Transgender Teen's Reported Suicide Note Makes Dramatic Appeal." ABC News. ABC News Network, 31 Dec. 2014. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Badash, David. "Leelah Alcorn's Mother: 'We Loved Him Unconditionally' But 'Don't Support That, Religiously'" The New Civil Rights Movement. 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

"Statistics about Youth Suicide." Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

Walkley, A.J. "Justice for Leelah Alcorn: Pass Leelah's Law." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 6 Jan. 2015. Web. 6 Feb. 2015.

"Transgender Rates of Violence." Forge. 1 Oct. 2012. Web. 6 Feb. 2015.

Barge, Jennifer. "It Is Time to Pass 'Leelah's Law'" QNotes. 16 Jan. 2015. Web. 6 Feb. 2015.

"Home." Our Documents -. Web. 6 Feb. 2015.

Kardashian West, Kim (KimKardashian). “Just read about a transgender teen, Leelah Alcorn who took her own life because she wasn’t accepted. We need to learn acceptance…#BraveSoul”. 31 December 2014, 9:54 a.m. Tweet.

"Enact Leelah's Law to Ban All LGBTQ Conversion Therapy." Enact Leelah's Law to Ban All LGBTQ Conversion Therapy. 3 Jan. 2015. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.

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Leelah's Note and Drawings
Her Suicide Note
Her Drawings
More Pictures of Leelah
Protesters
Protesters and mourners
Fun Fact
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