I can't imagine how down and depressed Ash was in order to have taken this final step in his life, but my heart weeps for him and the four other trans kids who have met the same fate this year because their family, friends and school weren't supportive of them.
Remember, what's between someone's legs is irrelevant in the wold. Who they are, and how they interact with the world around them, is paramount.
Don't let your prejudice and fear ruin someone else's life.
Coming out is tough... whatever the coming out is. Love and support, not hate and shame.
I had hoped when I started to come out of the closet back in '99 and '00 that things would have changed by now. Yet here we are, 15 years later, still dealing with the same shit. The same fear. The same anger.
A beautiful life is no more. Let's make sure no more are sacrificed.
#hisnamewasash #Transgender #Transgenderlives #Supportourkids
- People shouldn't bully someone for who they are, that seems obvious. Being gay or trans gender isn't really a choice as for as I understand it.
- Teenagers should realise that sometimes things in life seem insurmountable but if you soldier on you will find your own place in life. Taking your own life is never the right solution, especially not when you're this young.