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Suicide of Leelah Alcorn raises awareness for transgender teens

Leelah Alcorn has requested for all her possessions to be sold and the money go towards transgender rights organizations.

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015

Leelah Alcorn, a young transgender woman born Joshua Alcorn, committed suicide on December 28, 2014. The teenager was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 at about 2 a.m. approximately four miles from her home in Kings Mills, Ohio. Leelah Alcorn’s suicide has attracted international attention...

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