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Transgender Teen Suicide

Smiles for Leelah Alcorn, Who Asked Us to 'Fix Society. Please.'

Peter Monn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter Monn

"My death needs to mean something." Wow, that's pretty profound. They're just kids, right? They're just teenagers, and they don't know anything about the world, right? Well, I think Leelah taught us all a very valuable lesson: Life is very precious, and it needs to mean something.

Into the Center of Everything

Alexandra Billings | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

I didn't see a way out. I was tired of hearing things in my head, and tired of feeling weighed down from the top of me to the bottom, and mostly tired of this constant, numb sadness that found its way into every moment of my life. I was 16 years old, and I wanted to die.