18-year old Transgender Activist Blake Brockington Commits Suicide
The 18 year old pictured above in 2014 told the Charlotte Observer in January that he never felt comfortable wearing dresses, even though he but was still forced to wear them.
“It didn’t make sense. I felt like a boy,
Brockington chose the name “Blake” because it sounded masculine and came to him in a dream. But his family didn’t take his transition well and he moved in with a foster family after he became open about his identity.
“My family feels like this is a decision I made,They think, ‘You’re already black, why would you want to draw more attention to yourself?’ But it’s not a decision. It is who I am. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.