OVER 100,000 SIGN PETITION CALL OF LEELAH’S LAW

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Leelah’s Law, the proposed legislation that could end LGBTI ‘cure’ therapy in the US. The White House petition has gained the necessary amount of signatures required needed for a response from President Barack Obama. It is hoped that the law will be enacted, protecting LGBTI teens from going…

LAVERNE COX RESPONDS TO THE DEATH OF TRANSGENDER TEEN LEELAH ALCORN

Guest hosting on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday, transgender actress Laverne Cox responded to the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen who died by suicide just days after Christmas. Leelah’s suicide was explained in a note she left on her Tumblr page, in which she blamed years ofbullying and harassment, rejection from her parents, and for being subjected to Christian…

HUNDREDS ATTEND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN LEELAH ALCORN’S MEMORY

Hundreds of people gathered on a cold, rainy Saturday evening at Kings High School in Cincinnati where Leelah Alcorn attended before her parents enrolled her at an online school, Ohio Virtual Academy. The 17-year-old committed suicide last Sunday after writing in an online diary that her parents didn’t accept that she identified as female. While…