Content note for suicide.
When you finish reading this paragraph, please take a moment of silence and contemplation to commemorate the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17 year old trans girl who lost her life to suicide this week as a result of transantagonism. In order to value Leelah’s own words about her experience and decision, we ask those who feel able to read her final message (content note: this is Leelah’s suicide note). Sadly, Leelah’s tumblr has been taken offline in an act of further silencing and erasing of her identity and life. However, her message is still available in a cached version and has been preserved by others on their sites. In order to combat this silencing and honor her last wishes to be heard, we ask you to please read Leelah’s last words if you feel able, and then to take a moment of contemplation.