Beautiful Lights Going Out

Since march three children who identified as trans have suicided here in San Diego County. This is ripping apart my community. I am not talking about the just LGBT community, I am talking about large swaths of the ENTIRE community of where I live … this is casting a dark shadow over the entire county. Some people that I have a lot of respect for are doing a lot of work right now to educate – to try to improve tolerance and understanding. But I don’t think that is enough. I still think there is something fundamental we are missing. We need to keep thinking. Or, if we think we might have some of the answers, we need to start speaking out about what they are. This post is not the place to do that. This is for Kyler, who’s story is linked below. It is also for his mother and all who are trying to heal. That process is only now just beginning.

http://www.10news.com/news/grieving-mother-says-transgender-son-was-bullied-online-052515

Need resources related to suicide prevention awareness or just need to talk?:

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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