The Queer Life Episode 21 – 1/2/15 – RIP Leelah Alcorn

the queer life episode 21 post Kaiyla and co host Mandy have dedicated tonight’s show to the memory Leelah Alcorn. It’s been rough the last week. Having a community member commit suicide so publicly adding to the holiday stress. This will leave a lasting mark on us.

Kaiyla writes “At first I thought to label this episode “Happy New Year” but with the recent trans suicide of Leelah Alcorn an Ohio transgender teen, I figured it would be best to honor her. Leelah committed suicide after abuse from her community and parents in pursuing her own transgender identity. She was forced to go to “conversion therapy” which:

Is a range of treatments that aim to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, or to convince a transgender person to give up the gender they identify as and instead identify with the sex and gender they were assigned at birth

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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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