TDoR 2018 / 2018 / March / 06 / Hope Verbeeck

Hope Verbeeck

Age 17

6 Mar 2018
Tampa, Florida (USA)

Hope Verbeeck
Hope Verbeeck [photo:]

Hope took her life on 6th March after writing a heartbreaking letter to her family.

“Dear Mommy and Papa, I am so sorry to do this to you but I have killed myself by jumping off the top floor. I could no longer live my life as a lie. I’m so sorry I lied to you… I was losing hope in the world and could not see my way out of the wrong body so I decided it was time for my life to end.”

Despite explicitly stating that she wished to be remembered as a trans woman named Hope, a number of media outlets misgendered her and used her deadname.

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 2 Jan 2021

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