A 17-year-old transgender girl from Kings Mills, Ohio committed suicide in the early hours of Sunday by walking in front of a tractor trailer on highway I-71.

Leelah Alcorn scheduled a heartbreaking Tumblr post in which she blamed her Christian parents for her death.

“Please don't be sad, it's for the better,” Leelah wrote. “The life I would've lived isn't worth living in … because I'm transgender.”

Leelah said that she knew she was transgender since the age of 4.

“When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn’t make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don’t tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don’t ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won’t do anything but make them hate them self. That’s exactly what it did to me.”

“My mom started taking me to a therapist, but would only take me to christian therapists, (who were all very biased) so I never actually got the therapy I needed to cure me of my depression. I only got more Christians telling me that I was selfish and wrong and that I should look to God for help.”

Leelah said that her parents had isolated her from her friends.

“I’m never going to transition successfully, even when I move out. I’m never going to be happy with the way I look or sound. I’m never going to have enough friends to satisfy me. I’m never going to have enough love to satisfy me. I’m never going to find a man who loves me. I’m never going to be happy. Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself. There’s no winning. There’s no way out. I’m sad enough already, I don’t need my life to get any worse. People say 'it gets better' but that isn’t true in my case. It gets worse. Each day I get worse.”

“That’s the gist of it, that’s why I feel like killing myself. Sorry if that’s not a good enough reason for you, it’s good enough for me. As for my will, I want 100% of the things that I legally own to be sold and the money (plus my money in the bank) to be given to trans civil rights movements and support groups, I don’t give a shit which one . The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was, they’re treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights. Gender needs to be taught about in schools, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say 'that’s fucked up' and fix it. Fix society. Please,” she concluded.

According to the Daily Mail, Leelah's mother Carla Wood Alcorn referred to Leelah as her “son” in a Facebook tribute.

Leelah's death provoked a conversation on Twitter. Using the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult, users encouraged other teens to hang in there.

“I'm 24, I'm an engineer at Google, and my life is filled with wonderful and supportive friends. I'm a #RealLiveTransAdult,” wrote @nex3.

“I work as a commercial field archaeologist and I have a Phd from Cambridge. I also play guitar+sing in a band #RealLiveTransAdult,” messaged @Neandertalnerd.

A Facebook group calling for passage of Leelah's Law, which would prohibit therapies aimed at altering the gender identity of transgender teens, has attracted more than 25,000 likes.

LGBT teens considering suicide are encouraged to visit The Trevor Project.