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Vigil to honor Leelah Alcorn Monday

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A vigil is planned Monday to honor the Warren County transgender teen that committed suicide one year ago today.

Leelah Alcorn died on Interstate 71 after being struck by a truck near the South Lebanon exit. last December.

The Transgender Community of Greater is holding the memorial at 10 a.m. at the Woodward Theater on Main St. 

Investigators said Leelah left a laptop near the scene of her death. The laptop contained numerous activity logs related to suicide prevention. An Ohio State Highway Patrol report states Alcorn's mother told police she found a note on Alcorn's bed that read “I've had enough” following her death.

Alcorn scheduled another suicide note to post in the hours after her death on to her Tumblr account, a blog where she detailed her experience as a transgender teen. That note spread on social media and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling for a ban on transgender conversion therapy.

"Last January we gathered at Kings High School and the Woodward Theater to honor Leelah's life" said Lindsey Deaton, one of the organizers of the vigils. "This Monday we will be meeting again to remember her Spirit, answer her call to fix society and name the Trans communities lack of access to emergency shelter or housing, the lack of access to medical care, to drug and alcohol treatment and to job training".

Earlier this month, Cincinnati became the first city to ban LGBT conversion therapy.

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