Hundreds gathered last Saturday to mourn Alcorn's death (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
This photo was posted on Leelah's tumblr (Photo: lazerprincess.tumblr.com)
OVER-THE-RHINE (FOX19) -
A vigil will be held Saturday night in Over-the-Rhine to remember Leelah Alcorn, the local transgender teen whose suicide note, released on social media, sparked a national conversation about transgender youth.
The vigil will be held at the Woodward Theater at 1404 Main St at 7 p.m. The event was organized by the Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign.
People in attendance say tonight was a celebration of Leelah's life and served as another reminder to those in her position that there are resources available.
"Our community is full of amazing people who work tirelessly, some who have dedicated their entire lives to helping trans people. The time, money, blood, sweat and tears these folks put in have made a difference in so many lives. But there are limits to what we can do alone," Callie Wright said.
Leelah died on Interstate 71 on Dec. 28 after being stuck by a truck. Final results will be released once toxicology results are back, but the Warren County Coroner's Office says Leelah's death was likely a suicide.