17 year old Leelah (Josh) Alcorn committedsuicide on Sunday De … suicideon Sunday December 28th by walking in front of a tractor trailer and left a suicide note before he died.
But when her mum reacted to her death on Facebook, she wrote something that many folks in the gay/transgender world are very upset about. First the mother said she was 16 when Leelah wrote she was 17.
Carla called her Joshua instead of the name she’d given herself, Leelah and she also refused to acknowledge that Leelah had committed suicide instead she wrote that she was hit by a trailer. Meaning that she still doesn’t accept who Leelah was as a person even after she committed suicide. After the backlash, Carla deleted the post and removed herself from Facebook. Leelah Alcorn blamed his suicide on his Christian parents..