Chloe Lacey / California / September 24, 2010 / Anti-GLBT hate crime

Clovis family speaks out against bullying

October 11, 2010

A valley family speaks out against bullying after their transgender teen commits suicide.

Justin Lacey graduated from Buchanan High School in 2009. Just recently, the 18-year-old started living as Chloe, a transgender woman.

Chloe's family says overall, her peers accepted her for who she was. But, she was still terrified of being bullied for coming out. They say that's what led her to commit suicide.

According to gay rights group Equality Forum, in the past month, 7 teens have taken their own lives over these very same issues.

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