15-Year-Old Boy Dies by Suicide Because the School Refused to Call Him By His Name

I feel grateful that we live in a time where we are learning more and more about how to be inclusive and respectful of all of the different ways individuals live their lives. At young ages, my children have been exposed to different types of families, individuals, and terms that even as an adult, I admit I am still learning.

Every day offers a new opportunity to learn and to be respectful of others’ beliefs and ways of life, but unfortunately, in a new case that has come to light out of the UK, an intolerance of a young man’s identity has led him to lose his life.

In a tragic case, there has been a report that a young transgender student from the United Kingdom took his own life after his school refused to acknowledge his name. The student, Leo Etherington, attended an all-girls grammar school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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Credit: Facebook/Leo Etherington

Find out how a school’s rejection of a student’s name caused him to commit suicide.

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Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a freelance writer, former magazine editor, author, mom of four, and a registered nurse with experience in OB, long-term and step-down care.

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