16 year old trans teen Ash Haffner kills himself. Mother Calls HIM a girl.

When will they learn?

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Ash Haffner’s mother only has to listen to herself to understand why her son killed himself.

Update. April Quick, Ash’s mother has asked that I make edits to this post as she considers it slanderous. Ms. Quick says that Ash hadn’t decided on a gender pronoun.

I have posted April Quick’s letter, Ash’s suicide letter here with links to her facebook pag

Ash Haffner, a transgender boy, committed suicide last week by stepping in front of an oncoming vehicle. He couldn’t stand the bullying anymore after transitioning. The cornerstone to acceptance for a transgender person is addressing us with the correct pronouns. None of the families who have lost trans children his year have done that.

Video trigger warning. Misgendering. Ignorance.

FOUR US teenage transgender youth have committed suicide in the first 8 weeks of 2015. None of the family’s accepted or understood their children’s gender expression.

Leelah Alcorn, Zander Mahaffey Melonie Rose and now Ash. All were misgendered by their families.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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7 Responses to 16 year old trans teen Ash Haffner kills himself. Mother Calls HIM a girl.

  1. Michelle March 2, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Family, most of the time, is the one part that make it more difficult.
    They have that tendencies to believe they know you better than yourself.
    After all these years, nine to be precise, my family does not want to talk to me and still use my former name and wrong pronoun.
    because, I am and was an adult, I could just walk away and stop talking to them, but I remember my childhood….it was very painfull.
    so much sadness. ….

  2. Susan Wilson March 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The news people need educating. “She” and “her” throughout. And I’m highly offended by the statement that “Ash wanted to transition from being a girl to *being a boy*.” Ash WAS a boy.

  3. Heavyn March 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I knew ash quite well. I didnt know all about HER. but i do know infact that she was a girl and wanted to be male.

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