She was found hanged from a tree near a leisure centre on Wednesday morning, six days after her Facebook complaint.
Wiltshire, United Kingdom — A transgender senior pupil was found hanged from a tree by dog walkers, a week after she filled a formal complaint in her University for bullying and harassment.
She posted on social media, just days before she hanged herself:
“Getting frustrated about my voice again, it’s the first thing people judge me by and instantly marks me as trans and the most common reason my gender is questioned.”
So isolating and nothing I can do to change it. I feel hopeless and angry about it, I’m instantly judged and there is nothing I can do to make people see further.”
“I am starting to believe the insults…I am tired and I can’t see a happy ever after. There is a lot going on. I got more abuse wednesday and I am having issues because of it. I will be in Tuesday and I’ll explain then.”
Wiltshire College principal, Amanda Burnside, confirmed Gabriel had had made an official complaint about bullying, but had been clear that only one person had been involved.
The college was investigating the complaint and had emailed Gabriel with an update on Thursday, unaware of what had happened, Ms Burnside said.
Her death marks the second victim of transphobia in the United Kingdom this year.
Earlier in February, a transgender man from Manchester, England, was stabbed multiple times in his flat. Lee Arnold (36) has been arrested in connection with the attack and pleaded guilty to the murder.
Source: Bath Cronicle / BBC News