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Allies need to focus on transgender rights

Allies need to focus on transgender rights

By Clayton Kistner

February 12, 2015

“Fix society. Please.” These were the final words of 17-year-old transgender girl Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note that she posted on blogging website Tumblr on Sunday, Jan. 28. Leelah’s story isn’t uncommon. According to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that focuses in suicide...

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

By Sydney Kinzy, Parkway West High School

January 29, 2015

On December 28th, after leaving a suicide note on her Tumblr blog, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped out into traffic and was hit by a truck. “Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in…because I’m transgender,” Alcorn wrote. “To put...

This must stop: two linked pieces on adolescent suicide

This must stop: two linked pieces on adolescent suicide

By Reese Anderson and Lucy Dwyer, Kirkwood High School

December 29, 2014

A two-part story from the Kirkwood Call.