A long few days

This bathroom thing, the one I said could get violent on my FB page, it has.

Some may not view it as violence by “the other side”, but I do.

The past few days I have woken up to posts that include the following:

“My MTF daughter took her life today, my heart will never be the same….”

“Today is the second day in a row that I woke to the news that we have a lost another young person to suicide. My heart and thoughts go out to the family”

“My Child: Mom, no one’s going to kill you will they?
Me: What?
Her: Because you’re speaking out for equality. The angry people won’t do to you like what happened to Martin Luther King Jr. will they? ”

A group I am part of had to hustle to get a youth who was attempting suicide help last night.

Our children are dying, they’re afraid of being killed and they’re afraid that we will be killed for standing up for their right to PEE.  TO PEE!!!

Maybe you’re new to this journey and maybe you’re one of the lucky ones (like I was) and have seen nothing but support from friends and family.  Buckle up sweetie!  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a VICIOUS world out there and you need to prepare yourself and child for it!

 

Here are just a few screen shots from today (and this isn’t even close to the worst):

 

 Asaf Orr posted this on his page today:
“I am begging you to believe me when I say suicide contagion is real, and that the way we talk about this matters.”
Though the suicide attempt rates for trans people were already around 41%, this number will increase while we fight these “bathroom issues”.
If you know someone who is considering suicide please help them reach out!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
GLBT National Help Center: www.glbthotline.org
Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (US); 877-339-6366 (Canada)
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