In Memory of Leelah Alcorn.

Leelah Alcorn's Tumblr ( formerly located at http://lazerprincess.tumblr.com ) has been taken down. I don't know why and I don't think it's useful to speculate. I have preserved its contents here and I believe this is the entirety of her blog. [last update: 5 Jan 2015 at o8:oo]

I don't believe that after a life spent forced into silence, Leelah should also be silenced in death. These are the preserved pages of her Tumblr and the suicide note she left.

lazerprincess - the tumblr of Leelah Alcorn

suicide note - the last words Leelah left for us

please consider signing the guestbook before you leave here! leave thoughts for leelah, positive messages for other trans*youth in crisis, share your story, or just say hi. hate messages will be deleted and reported to the authorities if appropriate--this is a hate-free space, to remind all of you how very wonderful you are and that suicide is a permanent solution to temporary pain. it is never the right answer and it is never the only answer.

feeling suicidal? alone, scared, depressed? please keep scrolling down this page! there is help. you can survive this!

 


i support leelah's law.

Leelah's Law

help end the dangerous, harmful, and cruel practice of trans* conversion therapy:

http://www.leelahslaw.com

https://www.facebook.com/LeelahsLaw

 

 
Tracking Trans* Rights:
http://transrightsnow.com

 

Suicide Prevention

in light of how many people are coming here to read Leelah's own words—a fact that fills my heart with more joy than I could have imagined because this smart, beautiful, sassy young girl who suffered so much for so long deserves to be heard—I thought it would be prudent for me to share this as well. 

i have been working to prevent leelah from being erased by preserving her blog, but i don’t want any of you to be erased either.

every last person reading leelah’s words, and reading mine now, has one thing in common: you are beautiful. a body—however broken or wrong it may be—is just a body. but YOU, dear readers, the essence of YOU, who YOU are inside—is absolutely beautiful and wonderful and perfect. please, please do not let the light inside you be snuffed out by the awful people and things in this world. if you think nobody cares, you are wrong. because *i* care. i care about every single one of you, and i want you to lead the amazing lives i know you will.

if you feel alone, scared, empty, if you feel like nobody cares or ever will, please fight that depression monster and know that it lies to you. that’s it’s job. please don’t let it win. please don’t take your beautiful light out of this world, because we need it. there’s already too much ugly here.

if you’re feeling suicidal or depressed, if you’re being abused (physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally), if you just plain need someone to talk to, there are places staffed with people who get it and really truly want to help. they won’t call your parents. they won’t throw you in lockup. they will listen to you, and they will be a friend. even if you are completely set on ending your life, what’s a few more minutes? you can still do it later if you want to, right? so give one of these places a call or an IM or pop into a chat room. just try it—there’s no harm done for checking it out, and you might be surprised at how big a difference such a little thing can make.

please stay safe, lovelies. and please share these numbers and links, especially with friends you think may be at risk. there’s nothing and nobody on this planet that is worth giving up your life for. please take care of you.

Note: if you are having trouble coping with leelah’s suicide or with the suicide of a friend or loved one, you’re not alone. please check out www.allianceofhope.org for resources on coping.

Note2: being trans and being christian do NOT have to be exclusive of each other. for those struggling with trans* issues as well as their faith, the way Leelah did, you may be interested in http://www.lightinthecloset.org/index.html and http://www.transfaithonline.org/



Trans Lifeline
http://www.translifeline.org/
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366

Laura’s Playground Chat Room and Online Suicide Prevention Help
http://www.lauras-playground.com/chat.htm
This is a Live Support Moderated Chat Room for Transsexuals both FTM and MTF, Transgendered, Intersex, Androgynes, Crossdressers and their Friends, families and Significant Others.

Unsuicide
http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help#.VKgnBKZ3YZ0
worldwide/international suicide resources & helplines. live chat, texting, email, peer support forums, social media, apps, videos, and more, in this international directory

The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/section/get-help
Trevor Lifeline - phone service 24/7 1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat - instant messaging support service available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).
TrevorText - text messaging support available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Boys Town National Hotline
http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/SitePages/Home.aspx
Toll free number available to kids, teens and young adults at anytime. Please contact us if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.
by phone 24/7: 1-800-448-3000
also offers text, email, and mobile app services

Identity House - New York City only
http://www.identityhouse.org/
Identity House is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides Peer Counseling, Group Support, and Therapy Referrals to members of the LGBTQ community who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships, and family.

TGSuicidalSupport Email List (18 and over)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TGSuicidalSuppport/
Or subscribe by sending an email to: TGSuicidalSuppport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
This Yahoo Group is a peer support email list, led by two transwomen for the support of transgender adults of all sorts.  The group welcomes anyone who may need, now or in the future, support when they may be feeling suicidal. Also welcome are those who want to do all you can to stop the loss of another transgender life.

GLBT National Help Center
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Operates Monday through Friday 1pm 9pm, Pacific Time (i.e. 4pm to midnight, Eastern Time) and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Pacific Time (i.e. noon to 5pm, Eastern Time).
Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH // 1-888-843-4564
Email:  glnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Web: www.glnh.org/hotline/index.html

GLBT National Youth TALKLINE
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Operates from 5pm to 9pm, Pacific Time (i.e. 8pm to Midnight, Eastern Time).
Email: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Phone: 1.800.246.PRIDE (7743)
Web: www.glnh.org/talkline/

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY
http://suicidology.org
Organization to provide information on suicide.

BEFRIENDERS WORDLWIDE
http://befrienders.org/
Provides general info and listings of volunteer emotional support centers worldwide.
 
CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE
800-843-5200
http://youthcrisisline.org/
Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service.
 
CRISIS CHAT
http://crisischat.org/
Online Chat service.
 
LOS ANGELES COUNTY YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT
800-273-TALK
http://preventsuicide.lacoe.edu/
Provides information about the prevention, intervention, and post-vention of suicide among youth. Provides information and resources.
 
LOS ANGELES COUNTY/USC MEDICAL CENTER
323-226-5581
http://http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/lacusc/
Mobile Response: (800) 854-7771 
Emergency: (323) 226-2622 
Suicide Hotline: (800) 727-4747 
Full service psychiatric medical center. Outreach team gives referrals and evaluations for hospitalization. Provides other mental health services.

SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTER
http://didihirsch.org/
Hotline phone (24 hours): 1-877-727-4747 - Hotline, information, referrals, suicide prevention counseling.

TEEN LINE
310-855-4673
https://teenlineonline.org/
If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, text, email, or chat with others on the message board.

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