A section of an Ohio highway has been
adopted in the memory of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.
Roughly a year ago, Alcorn, 17, took
her life by walking in front of a tractor trailer near her hometown
of Kings Mill, Ohio.
A heartbreaking Tumblr post in which
she blames her Christian parents for her death quickly went viral.
In her post, scheduled for publication
after her death, she said that she knew she was transgender since the
age of 4 and that her mother told her she was “wrong.”
station WCPO reported that a section of Interstate 71 has been
adopted in Alcorn's memory.
The state's Adopt-a-Highway program on
Friday placed a sign which reads “In memory of Leelah Alcorn”
near the spot where her body was found. Friday also marked the
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day set aside to remember
the victims of transphobic violence.
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