I haven’t really wanted to talk about today’s events. One, because it isn’t my place; in situations like this, I would defer to the voices of those being hurt over my own. Two, what could I even say? What happened to Leelah Alcorn saddened me beyond belief. I am also angry, embarrassed, and ashamed that we as a society (I’m including myself in there, too) failed that young woman. Not just her, either. We fail trans people every single day. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and, as long as we lash out at what we don’t understand with hatred and violence, won’t be the last. I just wish it hadn’t taken the death of a child to wake so many people up.

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