Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach posted a long note on his Facebook page, a note that was reportedly left behind by Leelah Alcorn, who was born Joshua Alcorn. It reportedly had been scheduled to post on Tumblr after the teen died.
Alcorn, 17, according to police, died Sunday after being hit by a tractor trailer in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. Officers from the Ohio Highway Patrol told ABC News they are investigating the death as a suicide and looking into the note."
read more about leelah here (autoplay on link)
rest in peace leelah.
Murder, especially manslaughter, tends to have a lasting impression.
My heart really goes out to her.
i hope shes happy now, honestly.
This is a beautiful tribute to Leelah. I'm with an anti-bullying organization called the You Will Rise Project. We're based in Ohio where Leelah was from. We are creating a tribute video for her made up of artwork created in her honor and I would love to include this with your permission. The video will be shared at an event on January 17th and then posted to our YouTube channel the following day, where we will give credit to everyone who contributed. If you're interested, please email the image to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use subject line: "Leelah Tribute" and be sure to include in the message how you would like to be credited in the YouTube listing. Thank you.