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Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn's Mother Still Doesn't Accept Who She Was As A Person — Even After Her Suicide

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This whole situation continues to makes us really sad.

We reported yesterday about Leelah Alcorn and the heartbreaking suicide note she posted to her tumblr shortly after her death.

The note explained how being a transgender did not exactly fit in with her parents' plans and that they not only refused her the right to transition, but they shunned her for it.

[ Related: Transgender Teen Pens Heartbreaking Suicide Note ]

Well, even after her suicide, Leelah's mother, Carla Wood Alcorn, is either ignoring the suicide note or ignoring her daughter's wishes, because she posted the most saddening update about her death on Facebook.

She said:

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Mindy McCready 'Acted Upbeat' & Approved A Suicide Prevention Music Video Days Before Her Own Death

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Wow… this is absolutely heartbreaking.

While we previously heard that late country star Mindy McCready had been in despair after her boyfriend committed suicide last month, it sounds like things seemed to be looking up just a few days before her own death.

A friend of Mindy’s, Danno Hanks, recently stepped forward about a music video that Mindy wanted completed, as a tribute to her late boyfriend and as somewhat of a PSA for suicide prevention.

Mindy had recorded the song, I’ll See You Yesterday, with her producer boyfriend, David Wilson, just last year.

Danno revealed:

“About six months ago she started talking to me about this song she wanted to do. She fell in love with it, and she wanted to make that the title song on her album.”

However, after David took his own life, Mindy seemed even more in a rush to get the music video out, having Danno use some photos he had taken and some of her own with her late boyfriend.

At the end of the video, Mindy wanted a link to suicideispreventable.org to be included, to encourage those contemplating suicide to seek help.

Danno continued:

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Christina Perri's New Song & Angelic Voice Make Believers Of Us All!

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking.

In case you didn't know, Christina Perri is a Goddess among women. A true starlet.

Best known for her sensational track from Breaking Dawn, this singer/songwriter is anything but a one-trick pony!

In fact, when she joined up with the To Write Love on Her Arms charity tour for a few performances recently, Christina wrote a BRAND NEW SONG just for those sets!!!

Ch-ch-check out the FIRST EVER performance of her awesomely inspiring I Believe (above)!

It's absolutely wonderful! Ah-mazing! It brings tears to our eyes!

TWLOHA is a "non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide" and Christina's incredible new ballad graciously touches upon all those subjects and offers hope for those affected!

U can learn more about the great cause behind these concerts here.

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LeAnn Rimes Will Donate Any Money From Lawsuit To LGBT Charity

Well this is nice! Sort of.

In the first case in which a celebrity is taking Twitter haters to court, LeAnn Rimes wants a high school teacher to hand over $25,000 for recording a profanity-laden phone conversation without her permission.

Kimberly and Lexi Smiley have vowed not to back down, but if they do lose, at least the country singer will donate their money to charity.

Rimes plans on giving any money awarded to her in court to the LGBT suicide prevention organization, The Trevor Project, as her rep explained:

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Glee's Winter Finale Inspires Record Traffic For The Trevor Project

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Our readers know just how important LGBT suicide prevention really is to us, so to hear that The Trevor Project is finding its way on to more people's radar is really inspiring to us.

Last week, Glee's winter finale tackled the difficult but topical issue of gay youths committing suicide. Gleeks watched on as Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler, attempted to take his life after being humiliated and bullied for being homosexual by his classmates. Following the shocking scene, a PSA ran for The Trevor Project starring Daniel Radcliffe, that prompted viewers to visit the organizations website or call their hotline if they or someone they loved felt they needed help.

The response was more than anyone could have imagine, including Trevor Project cofounder Peggy Rajski. This week, she explains just how tremendous the reaction was, saying the Trevor Project toll-free number fielded triple the number of calls normally received and added:

“What was great about the show is that they worked in conjunction with us so we knew in advance that there was going to in all likelihood be an increase in volume,” says cofounder Peggy Rajski. “What happened was the volume went up about 300 percent, but we were ready … On average, our site probably attracts about an average of 1500 visits a day. Tuesday we got 10,000. There’s the power of network TV.”

How inspiring! We're really moved!

We're so proud of not only The Trevor Project for offering such an important resource, but for the people over at Glee for making sure their young viewers are aware of programs like TP. We all have a responsibility to the younger generation to give them every chance to succeed … and that includes helping them envisioning their own futures.

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Sinead O'Connor Writes Disturbing Tweets About Committing Suicide

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Fans feared for Sinead O'Connor's well-being when she tweeted out some pretty disturbing thoughts about suicide last week.

The singer

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Jumper Survives Golden Gate Bridge Jump

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We're so glad he's safe. If the reports are true, though, then we just don't know what to say about why he jumped.

Oh, right, yes we do: If the other kids in the group urged him to do it, and peer pressure made him, then that's just a horrible thing to do. And as for the jumper, you should surround yourself with some better friends.

This story could have ended in tragedy very easily, like, 98%-of-the-time easily.

Because that's the percentage of leaps being fatal from the bridge.

Here's some of what happened:

Most jumpers die a grisly death, with massive internal injuries, broken bones and skull fractures. Some die from internal bleeding, while others drown.

But the 17-year-old lived, and a statement from his school said he suffered no severe injuries beyond bruising and tenderness. He was rescued by a surfer who paddled over and took him ashore, California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Rardin said.

Extremely. Lucky.

Unfortunately the Golden Gate Bridge is a veritable hot spot for suicidal jumpers, having an average of one every two weeks.

The city is looking at options to install some sort of suicide prevention on the bridge, perhaps a steel netting.

People should never urge someone to do something like this, whether or not they know the person will take it seriously.

And if it was because of depression, then, suicide will never be the answer. Seeking help is always, always the best solution.

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