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Suicide of Leelah Alcorn raises awareness for transgender teens

Suicide of Leelah Alcorn raises awareness for transgender teens

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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