What a truly heartbreaking situation — Leelah Alcorn, a teenage transgender girl, committed suicide after leaving a deep note explaining her pain. Many celebs took to Twitter to express their thoughts after her passing.
Laverne Cox and Emmy Rossum are a few of the celebs who spoke out after Leelah Alcorn took her own life after struggling for many years as a transgender girl. Find out they said along with the other celebs who Tweeted their feelings on the super sad situation.
Leelah Alcorn: Celebrities Speak Out After Transgender Girl Commits Suicide
News of Leelah’s death went viral after she left a heartbreaking suicide note on her Tumblr page. The story reached many celebs who took to their Twitters with personal messages on the sad matter:
Just read about a transgender teen, Leelah Alcorn who took her own life because she wasn’t accepted.We need to learn acceptance…#BraveSoul
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 31, 2014
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) December 31, 2014
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 31, 2014
— kimya dawson (@mrskimyadawson) December 30, 2014
#LeelahAlcorn‘s death is so incredibly sad. Religion is brainwashing parents into not accepting their own children and it turns my stomach.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakIcy) December 31, 2014
Leelah Alcorn Suicide — Transgender Teen Leavings Hearbreaking Note
On Dec. 28, Leelah left her home in Montgomery County, Ohio at around 2:30 am. She walked 4 miles to Interstate 71 where she was struck and killed by a truck.
Before taking her life, Leelah wrote a note explaining the pain she felt her whole life and the sad reality of what he parents had put her through for being transgender.
The note started out, “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.”
You can read her full letter HERE. HollywoodLifers, if you ever feel like you need to talk to somebody:
#LeelahAlcorn TheTrevorProject operates a 24/7 private hotline for LGBTyouth. If you’re in crisis/feeling suicidal, plz call 1-866-488-7386
— loripetty (@loripetty) December 31, 2014
— Shira Benozilio