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15-Year-Old Cameron Langrell Found Dead of Suicide Mere Days After Coming Out as Trans

15-Year-Old Cameron Langrell Found Dead of Suicide Mere Days After Coming Out as Trans

The Advocate, as well as other news sites, are reporting that just days after coming out on Facebook as transgender, 15-year old Cameron Langrell of Racine, Wisconsin was found dead of suicide on May 1, 2015. Cameron’s mother, Jamie Olender, explained to The Journal Times that Cameron had “always bullied for being feminine.” Despite this […]

From Debbie Fox to Rachel Byrk: The Importance of Mainstream Media Reporting on Trans Suicides

From Debbie Fox to Rachel Byrk: The Importance of Mainstream Media Reporting on Trans Suicides

Lexie Cannes’ article “Recent spate of transgender suicides: An actual increase or more awareness?” really got me thinking about how problematic tracking suicide is. Lexie is right, mainstream media is extremely selective in regards to which suicides are deemed to be newsworthy enough. I feel that this is especially true of trans suicides and the […]

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