This story was originally published on December 30, 2014
Rates diverge even more as individuals age.
An estimated 46% of trans men and 42% of trans women have attempted suicide at some point, compared with 4.6% of the U.S. population as a whole. On both personal and societal levels, we are failing to address this epidemic. Leelah is its most recent victim, and her note is a reminder of our collective obligation to fight it.