Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Blake Brockington, 18, Died by suicide in Charlotte, N.C.

  • metta

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    Mar 25, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Dies in Charlotte, N.C.
    Blake Brockington, 18, died by suicide after inspiring trans youth locally and nationally with his work to combat transphobia, racism, and police brutality.


    http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/03/24/trans-teen-activist-homecoming-king-dies?team=social
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    Mar 25, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    Haffner, whose mother said he was bullied for years about his gender expression, left a final note on his iPad before stepping into oncoming traffic — the same fashion in which Alcorn took her life. Similar to Alcorn's final message, Haffner's read, in part, "Please be WHO YOU ARE... Do it for yourself. Do it for happiness. That's what matters in YOUR life. You don't need approval on who you are. Don't let people or society change who you are just because they're not satisfied with your image."


    Why can they not seem to follow their own advice? Their suicides only send the message that it is so unbearable you have to kill yourself to end the pain. Sad, that they don't see it.
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    Mar 25, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidHaffner, whose mother said he was bullied for years about his gender expression, left a final note on his iPad before stepping into oncoming traffic — the same fashion in which Alcorn took her life. Similar to Alcorn's final message, Haffner's read, in part, "Please be WHO YOU ARE... Do it for yourself. Do it for happiness. That's what matters in YOUR life. You don't need approval on who you are. Don't let people or society change who you are just because they're not satisfied with your image."


    Why can they not seem to follow their own advice? Their suicides only send the message that it is so unbearable you have to kill yourself to end the pain. Sad, that they don't see it.

    I thought the same thing. I wonder if it's possible they may be viewing taking their own lives as a form of activism, being willing to die for your cause like an extremist or some twisted form of martyrdom. I think it just shows a troubled mental state people around them had to be ignoring or brushing off. Sad.
  • venue35

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    Mar 25, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    I know it's like one minute they are saying
    "it gets better don't worry",
    And then they commit suicide.