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APA Study: YOU could end trans suicide within MY lifetime

APA Study: YOU could end trans suicide within MY lifetime

The first-ever long-term study shows that gender-affirming surgery has immediate positive effects on transgender people’s mental health. The findings if integrated into public and healthcare policy could lower the suicide rate for millions of Americans by as much as 8% yearly. In three years we could curtail trans suicides by as much as 25%. In […]

26-Year-Old Ashley Hallstrom is 20th Trans Person to Die By Suicide in 2015

26-Year-Old Ashley Hallstrom is 20th Trans Person to Die By Suicide in 2015

“Please help make this change because trans people are everywhere. You may never know who you’re hurting until it’s too late. Please help fix society.” “Please help fix society.” The words stung as I read them, remembering the same plea coming from Leelah Alcorn just under a year ago. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a quote from […]

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 […]