Fallbrook, California trans teen Taylor Alesena, who spoke on YouTube about being the victim of bullying, has taken her own life
In a video posted last November, Taylor Alesena talked about her loneliness at Fallbrook High School, saying “I’ve lost friends – tons of friends – and it’s been hell.”
Max Disposit, executive director of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside, said that Taylor was constantly cyber-bullied and called names in school but nothing changed when she complained to counselors.
The Fallbrook Union High School District issued the following statement:
“One of Fallbrook High School’s students tragically passed away during the spring break, on Thursday, April 2.
“We are attempting to honor the family’s request for privacy while also helping our students and staff who have been impacted by this sad event. The district has had counselors on site to support our school community.
“Fallbrook High has a continuum of appropriate services (social, emotional, academic) to ensure every student is supported and successful at Fallbrook High School. It is never easy when something like this happens, but we are working to move forward together and stronger than before.”
Last month 16-year-old North Carolina trans teen Ashlyn Haffner died close to his family’s Indian Trail home when he stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle, the same way Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn died in December of last year.
Watch an ABC 10 report on Taylor’s death, AFTER THE JUMP…