Pink Nails For Leelah
Today is a special post, one that I hope bring awareness to a serious subject. Last night I happily congratulated a friend on officially being able to marry her wife. Yet today I, while proud, am saddened to participate in a movement that was brought about by the death of a precious girl. Pink Nails for Leelah was created to show pride and support to the Transgender and Transexual community. Leelah Alcorn was a 17 year old girl who committed suicide because she wasn’t able to receive the love and respect she deserved from the people that mattered most to her.
“The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was, they’re treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights. Gender needs to be taught about in schools, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. … Fix society. Please.” -Leelah Alcorn
To anyone who feels the same as Leelah, just remember..