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Hope Verbeeck

Age 17
6 Mar 2018
Tampa, Florida (USA)
Suicide

Hope Verbeeck
Hope Verbeeck [photo: www.pinknews.co.uk]

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.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/key-biscayne/article205044709.html

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/03/15/trans-teenager-penned-a-heartbreaking-letter-before-killing-herself/

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 16 Jul 2019

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