Articles Tagged with LGBT

Leelah Alcorn: Gay Rights Activist Says Parents Should Be Prosecuted

Leelah Alcorn selfies.

Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teenager from Ohio, took her own life last Sunday. She walked in front of an oncoming truck and was crushed to death. Leelah left behind a suicide note on her Tumblr blog, in which she said she had been forced by her devout Christian parents to undergo conversion therapy, which… Read more »

Outrage Continues In Suicide Death of 12 Year Old

12 year old Ronin Shimizu

In the week since 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu committed suicide, outrage has intensified against the bullying that catalyzed the young boy’s tragic decision. Shimizu had been bullied for years. He enjoyed fashion and cheerleading and local kids, but kids at his Folsom, California school relentlessly teased him until his parents eventually pulled him from the school…. Read more »

Duggar Fan Petition Outpaces LGBT Call To Cancel ’19 Kids And Counting’

Duggar Petition To Save Series Outpacing Call For Cancellation

The Duggar petition calling for cancellation of the family’s TLC series 19 Kids and Counting has enjoyed some success since it was launched in September of this year. Currently, San Jose resident Jim Wissick’s effort to remove the show from the airwaves on grounds of LGBT discrimination has resulted in more than 137,000 signatures. However,… Read more »