As the parent of a trans kid, I was deeply affected by Leelah Alcorn’s suicide. I thought sharing this might help someone else.

Note: I wrote this five years ago. I’m reposting it today in honor of Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance.

I have been thinking for weeks about the suicide of teenager Leelah Alcorn, and her wish that her death mean something.

Partner at Threshold Ventures, Stanford Educator, Board Member, Mom, dog lover.