Marchers remember teen, want transgender rights respected

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A march downtown Monday afternoon marked the one year anniversary of the death of Leelah Alcorn.

Alcorn was a transgender teen who committed suicide.

According to the Facebook event page, organizers said the march was to demand liberation against transphobia.

Attendees said their desire was to let the public know that laws are being considered that are a direct attack on the transgender community.

“There’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding and we need to educate our legislators and let them know that the transgender community needs to have their rights respected,” said Annette Gross.

More than 100 people attended the march that started at City Market and ended at the Indiana Statehouse.

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