Leelah Alcorn’s mother refuses to use female pronouns: ‘He was a good boy’
Despite Leelah Alcorn’s tragic suicide, her mother continues to refuse to use appropriate pronouns in an interview, saying: “We don’t support that.”
Leelah Alcorn, from Ohio, scheduled a heartbreaking post on Tumblr, citing her parent’s refusal to accept her trans status, and calling for better education and awareness, before taking her own life by stepping in front of a truck.
She said her Christian parents refused to allow her to self-identify, and told her she was going through “a phase” because “God doesn’t make mistakes”.
Speaking to CNN since her daughter’s suicide, Carla Alcorn said: “We don’t support that, religiously.
“But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy.”
Saying Leelah had accessed “inappropriate” content, she had been banned from social media.
And a Change.org petition with over 65,000 signatures has been started to have Alcorn’s name displayed on her tombstone correctly, rather than the name she was given at birth.
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