Hope VerbeeckAge 17
6 Mar 2018
Tampa, Florida (USA)
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.