Today, in less than one month, 100,000 people have agreed and asked President Obama to end 'conversion therapy'. Thank you goes out to every single signer and any person who believes we should stop the hate towards transgender people in this country.
When Allison Woolbert wrote the Whitehouse.gov petition, she had written the week prior the petition at Change.org that hit over 300,000 signatures in just ten days. Change.org reported it was the fastest growing petition of 2014. Frankly I wish Leelah was alive and that I never had to write it.
I believe Leelah's death should not be forgotten. I believe that there are countless others that should never be forgotten.
On Sunday, December 27, 2014, Leelah Alcorn a 17 year old transgender youth wrote a suicide note (NEW LINK for note- http://i.imgur.com/6cZjm4P.png) ;, posted it on Tumblr and then walked out to a highway and out in front of a semi-truck tragically ending her life. In her last post, Leelah explained how her parents had forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity. One of the last things Leelah wrote is as follows: