I read a story last night that brought a tear to my eye regarding Kayleigh Scott.
Scott — who gained fame after appearing in a United Airlines commercial as a transgendered flight attendant— was found dead Monday in her Colorado home. She was 25. The cause of death was suicide.
How may Kayleigh Scotts do we need to read about before we — as a society — make some changes.
“As I take my final breaths and exit this living earth, I would like to apologize to everyone I let down. I am so sorry I could not be better,” reads the emotional Instagram post. “To those that I love, I am sorry I could not be stronger. To those that gave me their everything, I am sorry my effort was not reciprocated.
“Please understand that me leaving is not a reflection of you, but the result of my own inability to turn myself for the better. To Ashley, Cynthia, Regine & Sophia. I am so sorry. Please remember me for the good memories we have shared, and never for my downfall. I will see you all again on the other side,” the troubled Scott wrote.
I believe15 years from now we will look back at 2020 and feel like this push for transgenderism will be looked at as being as horrifying as the treatment of gays at the break out of AIDS.
More than 50% of transgender and non-binary people in the US seriously considered suicide in the past year, according to new data on the worsening LGTBQ+ mental health crisis.
The Trevor Project — a non-profit group dedicated to LGBTQ+ suicide prevention, recently released data from nearly 34,000 queer and trans groups ages 13 to 24, showing alarmingly high rates of suicide attempts, depression and anxiety across the US.
Yet, you read everyday about some lawmaker or group pushing for these teens and young adults to be encouraged to seek medical surgery as a solution.
It is not a solution. It is the beginning of a complicated life with an unfulfilled future complicated by unsuccessful operations and a lifetime of medical interventions.
However, the mental aspects of those going under the knife is often ignored since the rhetoric is: this operation will change your life.
And indeed it does — mostly not for the better.
To believe that a young teenager — whose frontal cortex is a decade away from maturity — is able to access these complex issues is sheer folly and bordering on inhumane.
I pray that some rational minds look into this and are not considered anti-woke by advocates of the progressive left and come up with a better solution to treat these poor teenagers.