http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...der-teen-death-needs-mean-something/21044407/ 17 year old Union County, Ohio transgirl, Leelah Alcorn took her own life this morning. This, is hard for me to write about. She was was a fellow artist from Ohio. I followed her on Tumblr, but I never got a chance to really talk to her. When I logged in, I read the suicide post that she had left and I cried. It's a hard life not being cisgendered, we face a world of "it's a phase" or "oh you're just wanting attention". I used to be a mentor and advisor for a youth gender therapy group. It's hard to keep going when you see transmen and women murdered, then the murderer using the "transpanic" defense, and getting a lesser charge, or even being acquitted. It's hard to deal with the majority of people who accuse intersex and transpeople of being perverts when all we want to do is use the restroom. It's especially hard when our parents don't accept us and throw us onto the streets. I've seen people use the statistics that trans and intersex people have higher drug addiction and suicide rates and use that to make it sound like we're suffering from an "unhealthy lifestyle". Those figures exist because we're having to deal with something cisgendered people can't imagine, having your entire Self being denied. So, another beautiful young woman is dead. A daughter of parents who couldn't accept her, is gone. She was a child, a ****ing child, who had no real love and support from those who should have loved her most.