Raise Vegan October 2018 Raise Vegan - Page 40

I n the first two parts of our “Coming Out Series,” we talked about how to be a supportive parent, how to react in tough conversations, and how difficult it is, especially for teens, to feel comfortable becoming who they truly are. We’ve touched on the isolation one can feel, how some resort to self-medicating to cope with life’s challenges, conversion therapy, and the societal rejection they experi- ence on a daily basis. We explored the alarming statistics on suicide rates in the LGBTQ+ community and this month, we’re sharing the story of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender female teen w ́مхѥɽٕѡɅ䁽ѡ͔)хѥѥ̸)1݅́չݽɽ=ݡذ݅ɽЁɅ)䁡݅丁ѕȁ͕ЁѼٕͥ䁡ȁɕ̰͡ձe)͕ѡЁЁѡѡչѼхȁݸ́ձ̰)Ё́ٔѡѥٔɥѼ܁ѡЁѡѽ՝ѥ)ٕՅ́ݔٔѡݕȁѼхɽձЁͥՅѥ̸%ݔ)eЁѕѡݔɔɸѼݔչ䁽)ɽ٥Յ́ȁЁѼ܁ݗeɔЁ!ݕش)ȰЁѕٕ́eЁѡչѼɔѡЁи)1݅́ͥЁѠ)͡ՄɸM݅́ɸѼ)͕䁅ٕɅ䰁ѡ䁅ѕɍٕѡȁɕɥѼ)Ʌ͔ѡɑѼѡȁͽ̸Ёѕ1͍ٕɕݡ+qɅ͝ˊtЁٕѡѼѡͥ͡а)ѡ啅́她ѼЁѼͽ݅͡ͻeЁЁѼЁ݅́䁽ٕȸ)Mչ݅Ѽѡݽ݅́͡ЁѼ+q]$݅̀а$ɹݡЁɅ͝ȁ)ɥ̸ѕȀ啅́ͥ$)չѽݡ$̸݅$ѕѽ)͡ɕѕɕ䁹ѥٕ䰁ѕ)ѡЁЁ͔݅́ѡЁ$ݽձٕȁձ䁉)ɰѡЁͻeЁх̰ѡЁ$)ɽ%ԁɔɕѡ̰ɕ̰͔e)ѕѡ́Ѽȁ̸ٕԁɔ ɥѥȁɔ)ЁɅ͝ȁeЁٕȁͅѡЁѼ)ͽȁQЁݽeЁѡ)Ёѡєѡ͕QӊéᅍѱݡЁ)Ѽt(1ɸ)]1Ё́Ʌ͝ȁѼ)ѡȰЁ݅ͻeЁЁݥѠٔх)ЁɅѡȁݥѠ͍ɸQɔ݅́Ʌ䁅ɕ)ݡЁѼéݽɐ݅́͡٥)Ʌ͕Ѽ͕)݅Ѽɸ܁Ѽqɵt䁅)%Ё́ѥѕѡЁɽ՝1 QD)͍̰ݕѡ́́ܰ)ݥ͕ЁѼٕͥѡɅ䁉ɔѡ)ɸก%ѡ͔ѡɅ͕̰ͥѡݥ)ՉѕѼͽѥɵɕѵ̰)ٕɽ͡ѡɅ䁥ѕ)Ѽqɗtѡ%ѡ́ͻeЁɥ她՝)ͽ٥Յٕ́ٔՉд)Ѽɥ͡Ѽѡȁх̰ݡ)͕Ս՝́ɔѕɕQ)Uѕ9ѥ́Qɔ ѕ́Չ)ɕ镐ٕͥѡɅ䁅́ɴ)ѽɔЁɔ她Ѽ́Ё́)հѥٔɕѵи)́ɕ̰ӊéɐѼٕѼ)ͽͥȁɕɴ))ѡЁЁ́՝Ѽé)%Ё́չѡѼ͕ѡЁѡɔɔ)ɕ́ݡЁ͕ѡȁ́Ѽѡ͔)́ѡɅ̰Ёѡ䁅ɔՅ)她ͽѼѽɔѡȁչ)ѡե͔qɕѵлt%Ё́щɕ)éͽ́ͽ܁ЁѼ)ɕЁѡ́݅丁Aɕѥ͕́Ѽ)Ёٔչхх)ЁɍéѼɕѕɵ))1éɕ́ٔѕхѕ̰)ݕٕȰѡ͔܁хѕ́Ց)ѡՉչЁٕȁձ)ٕѠȁѡȁɕɕѼȁ+q)͡Մtȁͽ+q]eЁЁѡаɕͱ䳊tɻe)ѡȁѽѡq Ёݔѽѡ)ݔٕչѥ丁]ٕ)ѕȁݡи$ٕͽA)Ѽ܁ѡЁ$ٕ!݅́)今t)Q݅́͠ѕ͔!չɕ̰)ѡ́ͅɽєЁаQݥѕȁ݅)ɕѽɴ͡х́ѥѡɅ̴)ȁչ䰁Ё܁́ѡ́ѕ)=1éхѕ́݅́)Ѽɵ̰q5䁑Ѡ́Ѽͽ)ѡ5䁑Ѡ́Ѽչѕѡ)յȁɅ͝ȁݡ)եѡ́啅ȸ$݅ЁͽѼЁѡ)յȁͅ䰃aѡӊégt()I͔Y)= Q= H