Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Leelah describes what it was like to not have social media to connect with friends: Many posts are hateful and vengeful notes directed at the teen's parents. The founder of the family education and support organization Gender Diversity in Washington grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household and now works with families with deep religious beliefs to help them understand what being transgender means. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the death as a suicide.
Most Read Most Recent.
An Ohio transgender teen's suicide, a mother's anguish
That's exactly what it did to me. She has other children, she said, and they are incredibly sad about losing a sibling. Just my parents' disappointment and the cruelty of loneliness. Hundreds gathered at Newlands Cross Cemetery in West Dublin, as the hearse arrived carrying the coffin of the year-old. With the exception of his father and brother, he said, everyone was loving. Ana Kriegel was mourned by hundreds Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe See our privacy notice.