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Similarities between Blake Brockington and Leelah Alcorn
1. They wore both Transgender.
2, They were both rejected by their families. (Blake was in fostercare because his family kicked him out)
3. There ages. (Blake had just turned 18, and Leelah was 17 turning 18)
4. They both commited suicide.
So explain to me why this well known Transgender activist, Blake Brockington, who raised thousands for charity and became the first black transgender homecoming king is getting almost no media attention. Leelah Alcorn trended across Twitter and Tumblr—even got her own Wikipedia page and article in People magazine.
This is by no means a comparison or a contest for opression. But Blake Brockington deserves the same memorial Leelah Alcorn was given— if not more. Three thousand to three hundred and sixty four( and that is including articles about him winning @ HOCO) .The only clear difference between them is his race. Preserve this young man’s life.
REST IN POWER KING, BLAKE BROCKINGTON.
We love you Blake!
Race is certainly one aspect, I wonder if another may have to do with gender- transgender woman’s stories seem to be more prevalent than that of transgender men in the media.
They are also inherently more sensational and taboo in a patriarchal society. The lose of male privilege In transition or expression of feminism traits runs counter to the system.
Feminine is equated with weakness and vulnerability still. While taking on masculine characteristics and identity can still be taboo it could be viewed as a step up rather than a step down.
Either way the loss of life is equally tragic. And we must fight for a more open and just and inclusive world for the next generation.
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” — Frida Kahlo