RIP Leelah; so tragic.
It’s the 31st December 2014 and so today seems like an appropriate time for this post. Tomorrow is traditionally all about new beginnings; the first day of the new year. This year, I wish that our society as a whole will vow to change their mindsets and stop discriminating against different races, genders, sexual orientations, ect.
2014 has been a controversial year. We have seen gay marriage legalised in many countries and states; we have seen the overwhelming support of #illridewithyou that showed Australia’s support towards people who wear religious attire; and we have seen the less heartwarming stories – Michael Brown fataly shot in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer and, more recently, the suicide of transgender 17 year old Leelah Alcorn. All are stories of discrimination and many have stemmed from acts that have horrified the world, resulting in an overwhelming support from people worldwide, in each case.
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