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    CA - Transgender Teen, Who Revealed Honest Tales of Bullying, Takes Own Life

    Transgender Teen, Who Revealed Honest Tales of Bullying, Takes Own Life
    Taylor Alesana, a transgender teen in California who spoke out about being bullied, committed
    suicide last week.
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    A 16-year-old transgender teen who found popularity with her makeup tutorial videos on YouTube has committed suicide.

    Taylor Alesana, a student at Fallbrook High School in California, had spoken out on YouTube recently about loneliness and the bullying she was experiencing at school. In a video posted in December, she revealed she was going to live publicly as a boy for a while. “I’ve had a very hard last couple of weeks,” she said. “I had to go back in the closet and dress like a boy and cut my nails off and cut my hair off. I did this for my own protection. I was being bullied a lot at school.”

    In the video, titled “Update! *Sad*,” Alesana described incidents of harassment by other students, and said she did not feel safe at school. “When you’re a kid, parents always tell you sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you,” she said. “To me that’s not true. Words hurt, and words turn up to threats and threats turn up to physical violence.”

    Alesana encouraged transgender teens in similar situations to go to their school administrators or to the police if necessary. “Do whatever you can to protect yourself,” she said. And while she said she would never let the bullies win, she felt she had to dress like a boy for the foreseeable future. “When … the bullies get better and they quit, and when the world changes – which it is changing everyday – when everything gets safer and people learn to accept trans people for who they are, then definitely, I will come back out. I will come back out with my heels a’blazin. My huge dresses on, some nice hair, I will, I promise I will.”
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/tran...036664802.html
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Taylor Alesana described her struggles in one of the many videos she posted to her fans last November, saying; 'I’ve lost tons of friends, tons. And it’s been hell. I go to school every day, and I get my lunch and I sit down alone.'
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3XUnkrXdp
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    RIP Taylor. My heart felt prayers for family and friends. Also prayers for the world to become a kinder place for all.

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    lack of friends isn't bullying
    “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangelo View Post
    lack of friends isn't bullying
    It’s been hell': Transgender teen, 16, who shared horrific stories of bullying at school takes her own life - the seventh such suicide this year.

    Walk in her shoes. Then say it's not bullying.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3XUnkrXdp
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    I have no doubt she was bullied. To make the choice to dress as a male to placate someone else must have been so tough for her.
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
    - E. B. White

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    And Gawd! She's trying to cheer up others! Breaks my heart!
    This is what she wrote on this youtube page.

    Grab some tissues be aware ! I know you must be shocked at my appearance now I sadly am having to go back in the closet do to some recent events please do not give up you are loved !



    Heartbreaking! WTF is wrong with people today??
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Geeze that poor soul. I hope her bullies have no peace.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    and it is sad that bullies aren't just kids. As adults, anyone who is genderfluid, or has a brain that is one gender but a body that is the other, they are often bullied as adults and by adults too... just so sad...

    I was shocked to see another trans teen had committed suicide and have started to share this sad news.
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    It’s been hell': Transgender teen, 16, who shared horrific stories of bullying at school takes her own life - the seventh such suicide this year.

    Walk in her shoes. Then say it's not bullying.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3XUnkrXdp
    there nothing in the link about any bully. he was unpopular apparently, and he wore girls clothes. his classmates arent required to share in or appreciate his choice of wardrobe
    “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

    ― William Wilberforce

    "Be sure and make a good job of it!"

    -Harry Harbord Morant

    "All we ask is to be let alone."

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    wow. point proven. Sheesh.
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
    - E. B. White


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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    and it is sad that bullies aren't just kids. As adults, anyone who is genderfluid, or has a brain that is one gender but a body that is the other, they are often bullied as adults and by adults too... just so sad...

    I was shocked to see another trans teen had committed suicide and have started to share this sad news.
    I had to quit reading. It was breaking my heart.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangelo View Post
    there nothing in the link about any bully. She was unpopular apparently, and he wore girls clothes. his classmates arent required to share in or appreciate his choice of wardrobe
    Fixed that for ya! And do some more reading. She was bullied.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    Fixed that for ya! And do some more reading. She was bullied.
    no link to any incident of bullying. dont have his files, his self diagnosis of transanything doent hake him a her
    “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

    ― William Wilberforce

    "Be sure and make a good job of it!"

    -Harry Harbord Morant

    "All we ask is to be let alone."

    -Jefferson Davis

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    May she finally be at peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangelo View Post
    there nothing in the link about any bully. he was unpopular apparently, and he wore girls clothes. his classmates arent required to share in or appreciate his choice of wardrobe
    Hi Tangelo,
    Here is a link From Time that reports about her being bullied. It can be a cruel world for some kids.

    (SAN DIEGO)—A 16-year-old transgender girl who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at school in Southern California killed herself, a support group said, raising questions about what educators can and should do to support students who change gender identity.

    Taylor Alesana was constantly picked on by peers before taking her life last week, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center said.

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