01/11/2015 09:56 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Leelah Alcorn's Suicide: Conversion Therapy Is Child Abuse

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We cannot allow religious beliefs to cross the line of medicine and harm our youth

This past week, like so many other transgender people, I carried out my daily activities with a heavy heart and anger. A transgender 17-year-old named Leelah Alcorn committed suicide on December 28.

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