Transgender teenager leaves heartbreaking suicide note blaming her Christian parents before walking in front of tractor trailer on highway
“I’m never going to be happy. Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself.”
Leelah Alcorn, 17, from Kings Mill, Ohio, left a poignant suicide letter where she blamed her Christian parents for refusing to acknowledge her gender and forbidding her from transitioning. In the suicide note posted on Leelah’s tumblr just a few hours after her death she writes that although she was born a boy called Joshua, she began identifying as a girl at the age of four. When she told her mother at the age of 14, she says she was told ‘that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn’t make mistakes, that I am wrong’.