What would Jesus say to someone like Leelah Alcorn? | ERLC.COM

ERLC-Final-Mark-crop3On December 28, 2014, a 17-year-old high school student apparently committed suicide after a difficult journey with confusion over gender identity. In his suicide note, Josh Alcorn said that since he was four years old he felt like “a girl trapped inside a boy’s body.” Because of this Josh desired to be called Leelah and wished for people to relate to him as a woman.

I will refer to Josh as Leelah in this post, but will also refer to him as a male, please bear with me, even if you passionately disagree with either of those choices.

This is an excerpt from Leelah’s final words posted shortly before taking his own life: Continue reading →

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