Blake Brockington suicide

Here is another email in response to yesterday's post on transgender teenager Blake Brockington, who committed suicide a year after she was named homecoming 'king' at her high school.

Blake's post was a particularly touchy subject for a few readers who have difficulty discerning between freedom of speech and hate speech. Thankfully these few readers don't represent the majority of my blog readership.

Brian B. writes:

Hi Sandra, I am a loyal follower of your website and I know first hand your distaste for the gay community - actually my community. I have never cared until now about the way you present the top news if the day. I dont even know for sure if you actually write these articles or someone else. What I can say is that to know Blake is to know a loving caring human. Lets take gender out, lets just call him a person, a human, a child. Someone who was born and has parents. HE could have been your child, or your family member. Do we all not deserve respect as humans? I was really hurt to see you contstantly refer to him as "SHE", damn cant he get respect even after death? I guess not. But in this century the "freedom of speech" error has turned into hatred and pure ignorance to a persons well being. The black community is so quick to "PUNISH" a person and now boast it on media sites: FB, IG, any site. We have forgot about privacy, and sticking together. Yes some would argue that being trangender is a mental illness.... so being ugly would be a birth defect right, people are born that way too? But truth be told, unless its your life, or someone who you know closely that is trans, you would never know. I can tell you this its a painful life to live for everyone who is involved, and its not something anyone would choose. I hope and pray that one day we can respect each other enough to let a person be whoever they want to be without stoning them to death by shame. Blake was a very nice kid, he gave his life and heart. Much love and respect Brian B.

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    • The Pearl!

      DTTS!!!! :hugs: and :kiss:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      :|

    • Ms Peaches

      Alrighty then. To each its own, no pointing fingers here. She/he had a beautiful smile.

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      :blink:

    • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

      Really?!?!?!? This CHILD killed HERself and YOU are more concerned about the pronoun used in reference to HER. Slide on some razor blades into a tub of 90pct alcohol.

    • B. Stoners

      :deadhorse:
      :tea:

    • MisUnderstood

      Blake was a nice kid who was born a SHE & died a SHE. SHE had a paynus damnit! Be whoever you wanna be, shyt be the best at that ish Ion have no fcuks to give. Just stop trying to make me like it or you. Shyt damn fcuk on with this here my feelings hurt shyt. Start using some of them balls y'all was born with to climb the fcuk ova it shyt

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      May she RIP :pray:

      Me calling her a woman is not disrespect or shade either :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      :hahaha: FOH!! :chase:

    • MisUnderstood

      *didn't have a paynus. Annoying me so bad I can't type straight. Just fcuk on ya heard

    • Phrozen1der

      I'm confused by the whole thing.. :no:

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      Would calling her a "him" be paying homage of some sort? I'm so confused...

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      Me too Phro! :shrug:

    • MisUnderstood

      Anywho...it wasn't a coworker y'all. She was my client. I'm a child protection worker & I was dealing with her about removing her kids...again. My job is fine but only cuz she high. Bish don't remember what happened. She just woke up from a nap talking what we gots to eat in heeeere

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      Hey Pearl! :waves:

    • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

      MisUnderstood says:

      *didn’t have a paynus. Annoying me so bad I can’t type straight. Just fcuk on ya heard
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Chile you were confusing me. Like wait :shrug: was this a boy, girl???

    • whitty hutton

      :rolleyes: it is sooo annoying that folks think/believe ANYTHING someone says about a person after they die is disrespectful. what Sandra said may be considered insensitive to SOME folks, but that doesn't make it disrespectful or hate speech. that's taking it way too far and totally out of context.

      obviously brian b. is not cisgendered. gender-confused folks (gay, transgender, etc.) have to be the biggest group of cry baby ass bullies I've ever seen...tryna police folks opinions of their LIFESTYLE CHOICE and shoving that shyt down our throats.

    • Phrozen1der

      @Fayla My mind doesn't compute that way, no disrespect to them.. But I just can't... Gay, or Straight cool..all that other x,y,z,1,2,3 makes my head explode from confusion.. :no:

    • B. Stoners

      Just stop trying to make me like it or you. Shyt damn fcuk on with this here my feelings hurt shyt. Start using some of them balls y’all was born with to climb the fcuk ova it shyt
      ______________________________________
      +1

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      *sweeps up* nothing to see here folks :whistle'

    • Unshakable

      @MisU,

      So did she ever lay hands on you or you were using some self defense moves?

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      :whistle:

    • kamadiva

      :claps: @puppylove - there should be other things one would be concerned about since this child did commit suicide. Where were all these supports when she was going thru it??? Get out of here...and you want me to respect her just because...

    • B. Stoners

      obviously brian b. is not cisgendered. gender-confused folks (gay, transgender, etc.) have to be the biggest group of cry baby ass bullies I’ve ever seen…tryna police folks opinions of their LIFESTYLE CHOICE and shoving that shyt down our throats.
      _____________________________________
      They doing the exact thing they claim straight people do.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      k. Bish started screaming you a crazy bish & gonna tattle tell on me.

      *******

      :crying1:

      Is Wayne a Brady gonna have to choke a bish?!?! :eek: <-- being choked eyes :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      An Australian woman who traveled to Mexico for implants to her buttocks died on the operating table of a surgeon who was once threatened with legal action by Kim Kardashian.

      Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, 29, died after suffering cardiac arrest while being operated on by Dr. Victor Ramirez in Mexicali, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The woman had gone to Mexico with her boyfriend for the procedure.

      Her family has established a Gofundme account to cover the costs of bringing her body home.

      "Evita was vibrant, loving individual who will be sadly missed and leaves a big hole in our family," reads a statement on the account.

      She died on Friday. An autopsy determined her heart stopped during the surgery.

      :facepalm: they better :stop: this :buttshake: mess :smh:

    • MisUnderstood

      Right kama had She had all these supporters who are now throwing bows, maybe she'd still be alive but you faulting errybody for calling her a girl FOH

    • whitty hutton

      @MisU
      it is so frustrating to see chicks like that get chance after chance to be a decent parent, all to the detriment of the children. not sure where you live/work, but here in Georgia these chicks gotta damn near kill the kid before DFACS removes the child from the home. By that time, the child(ren) have endured so much abuse in most cases they're broken for life.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      On topic. Im not even mad at Brian for defending his homie :shrug:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Stephen A loud tell going in on this fool who popped on the posses test. How does one risk MILLIONS over some weed?! :facepalm:

    • WhoDat

      Did either of these fuggas that took TIME OUT THEIR LIFE to write SANDRA...write the NUMEROUS NEWS outlets that ran this story? East Meck HS which is where this individual went to school at, is in Charlotte. Now...last I checked Charlotte is in the south. 2.5 hours away. And I know GOOD AND DAMN WELL Charlotte Observer probably did NOT get it right. Without LOOKING. I already KNOW.

      Operation FUGG FOLKS 2015 resumes man.

    • B. Stoners

      The woman had gone to Mexico with her boyfriend for the procedure.
      ____________________________________
      :blink: Who da phuck goes to Mexico for plastic surgery. Ya'll couldnt at least make it to Brazil? And her boyfriend encouraging this mess.
      :facepalm:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      My whole thing is...if you dont like the blog why read it? I don't agree with everything auntie says but you know what she's about so if you don't like it don't read man

    • Unshakable

      @Fiya,

      Fah real....messin around with doctors who got their licensure from icdc, with a minor in thotology. Up there doin they clinical rotation on icdc campus wit not nary a hospillah around. :facepalm:

      Condolences to the fam of the deceased.

    • MisUnderstood

      @Whitty, I go by my rules. They bish was so damn high & she knew we had a meeting today. She has an autistic 6 yr old & a 2 yr old. I'm not leaving them with her to suffer. F her.

    • B. Stoners

      :whistle:
      Chris Brown Pandora be jaming

    • WhoDat

      Do we all not deserve respect as humans? I was really hurt to see you contstantly refer to him as “SHE”, damn cant he get respect even after death? I guess not.
      ^^^^^^^^^
      I GUESS NOT EITHER. Cause guess what Brian? The family refers to Blake as a SHE. In her obit. Man listen I am so sick of folks IDKWTF to DEW. You gonna take this bullchit to her family? Write ALL the media outlets? I am sorry you lost your friend. Truly. But...just BUT.

    • Unshakable

      @Whitty,

      Many agencies adhere to the family preservation approach. Do ecerything possibah to keep the family unit together. But i understand your point. The scarring and trauma that happens up to the point they are actually removed can be daunting.

      @TakeTake,

      Querstion. .....do you pay a lot erry month fah your student loans? Not to be nosy, just gettin an idea of the bill. Seems like that's a taboo topic to talmbout.

    • Ni ni

      Listen, life ain't fair nor perfect. I'm tired of trying to figure these people out. They just totally screwed up. They live in a fantasy world .

    • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

      I love how these "loyal readers" write these letters. Where is your log in? Oh ok.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      "Lets take gender out, lets just call him..."
      _____________________________

      easier said than done, huh, Brian :shrug:
      if you already consider Sandra a lost cause, why waste time trying to 'reform' her? take that time and reach out to the young child who was being mentored by Blake :shrug: put your energy where it will make the most/best difference.
      RIP to Blake and peace to you as well.

    • inter_loop

      It boils down to simple respect. 2010 we had prominent politicains and business leaders saying the president isn't a citizen of America. If you were a wife or mother to someone being disrespected you wouldn't like it. So we should try not to blatantly disrespect people; however, I do understand how hard it can be to call a man a woman when his brick-wall looking self can't pass for a woman even if he were one.

      Homosexually has a lot of mixed up mental Illnesses

    • MisUnderstood

      I ain't figuring shyt out for them. They confused be confused they gay be gay they trans cis dual IDGAF that's they life. My issue is when they keep trying to guilt us. Hell I'm still not accepted for my black sin, get in line

    • The Pearl!

      :waves: @Shake-Shake! I'm fine, lady. I hope all is well with you and yours (with your little sweet self). The site is acting up for me -- the ads are taking really long to clear so I can see the story, so I guess I'mma be lurkin' the remainder of the day! :Bye:

    • WhoDat

      I love how these “loyal readers” write these letters. Where is your log in? Oh ok.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^
      I love how they dont do the homework Sway. SR is not a news outlet. If this is where you getting your news from? Heaven help you. Do folks even CLICK the links that Sandra fuggin PROVIDES? Sometimes I dont eem like the THOSE links and go and Google XXXX to get another damn source. Ive read this topic in 2-3 other places in the past day or so. REAL news outlets. And some say she. Some say he.

      Same as when the homecoming crowning HAPPENED. Since this is local to me, I recall when it happened. Same thing THEN. Some said HE won as King. Some said SHE won as King. Did you write folks back then?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Sandra is not CNN. Folks whole do come for this blog content. I haven't bern to ZMT in years. Years. Why? Cuz they low-key racists. You think I'm writing them? Nah son.

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      This is too much in 2015 :no:

    • B. Stoners

      My issue is when they keep trying to guilt us. Hell I’m still not accepted for my black sin, get in line
      ___________________________________________
      THIS RIGHT PHUCKING HERE!!! :clap:

    • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

      In moee important news a moth laid two eggs in a newsman's ear :eek:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      It's all about the Cookie!

      "Empire" breakout star Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host "Saturday Night Live" on April 11, with Mumford & Sons on board as musical guest, the show announced Thursday on Twitter.

      It will be the star’s first time hosting the show, while the Grammy-winning band’s second appearance on the “SNL” stage.

      The actress shared her excitement on Instagram about scoring the gig, writing, "DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!! #Believe #Faith #HardWorkPaysOff."

      The Oscar nominee will likely reprise her now-iconic role Cookie on the popular hip-hop drama, especially considering "Empire" was just parodied on an "SNL" sketch earlier this month.

      I'll be watching :popcorn:

    • MisUnderstood

      That is not my battle. I have my own battles. I won't throw my battles at them, they don't throw theirs at me

    • kamadiva

      :yawn: this is a slow work week for me, site acting slow again....I've surfed, played games on my phone, went to the mall...and it still ain't time to go home! Somebody help me!

    • WhoDat

      . I haven’t bern to ZMT in years. Years. Why? Cuz they low-key racists. You think I’m writing them? Nah son.
      ^^^^^^^^
      This is me and Fox News. I proofread a paper for one of Dub20 friends and he used an article from them and I found another source. Re-wrote that whole section. I told him don't use them. EVER. They are races and that alone makes them biased.

    • The Pearl!

      @Fayla!!!! :hugs: (logged byke in just to hug ya)!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      This again :rolleyes:

    • B. Stoners

      These mofos always complaining.
      Clinton said you can be gay just dont tell nobody if they dont ask.
      All kinds of laws have been passed to protect them if somebody maliciously hurts them.
      Obama done turnt against his religion and said gay marriage is cool.
      Now they can get married. What more they want? :cuss:

      I'm sick of their asses.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Have we talked about Evelyn show yet?

    • Unshakable

      @ZoeLove,

      Ion watch zee em tee, seaux please educate me as to how or why they are racist.

      #themoreyouknow :rofl:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      B. Stoners says:

      These mofos always complaining.
      Clinton said you can be gay just dont tell nobody if they dont ask.
      All kinds of laws have been passed to protect them if somebody maliciously hurts them.
      Obama done turnt against his religion and said gay marriage is cool.
      __________________

      They want the respect but can't respect others veiws :shrugs: if ya don't like what Sandra say you will deal .... hell she say a lot of things I may not agree with .,.... but you think Ima sit up here at my pc and type :typing: her damn disdained letter ..... Dude if you wannna fight a cause sending letters to Sandra is not it .... I mean really wtf :wtf: No shade Sandra do they really think you that important :shrugs: I mean wtf ..... Let Sandra be great with her blog.... it's her blog :rules: damn

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      MisUnderstood says:

      That is not my battle. I have my own battles. I won’t throw my battles at them, they don’t throw theirs at me
      __________

      :thankyou: :bow: Hellowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Fortune Magazine’s ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ list puts Taylor Swift at No. 6, leaves off President Obama entirely

      Haters gonna hate, but Taylor Swift is a greater world leader than President Obama.

      That’s at least according to Fortune Magazine, whose second annual list of “World’s Greatest Leaders” omitted the Leader of the Free World and put the “Shake It Off” singer at number 6 — ahead of the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the head of General Motors and the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

      Fortune defended the seemingly random placement of Swift ahead of such names as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (number 25) and Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (33) because she has forged a strong path towards becoming the highest-paid woman in music.

      "(She) has crossed swords with Spotify, embraced corporate sponsorship, and moved to secure dozens of trademarks," the magazine said in a statement, referering to Swift’s assault on the streaming music service’s low pay for songwriters.

      :mad: BASTIDS :(

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Shake- I'm talking about the website. I think Harvey is vile. He has a love fest for them Kartrashians, but imagine if CB was dating a 17 year old.

    • Unshakable

      Well i declare!

      Peepa done threw glitter, sequins, and rimestones ( as my fam would say) all ovah this blog/post. And i am heah for it!

      Cues Cyndi Lauper's "Girls just wanna have fun" and starts dancing like Patrice after Ole Girl got those earrings in Coming to America

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      B. Stoners says:

      My issue is when they keep trying to guilt us. Hell I’m still not accepted for my black sin, get in line
      ___________________________________________
      THIS RIGHT PHUCKING HERE!!!
      ___________

      They can keep trying with that shyt ..... making someone feel guilty :no: chile bye ..... guilt these nuts . :shrugs: hell I'm not all on the transgender blogs bashing them and I should hope Sandra don't do that ..... stay over there and we will stay over here :tea: simple ..... FUGG FOLKS !

    • MisUnderstood

      Fugg folks 2015

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      lovezoe says:

      Shake- I’m talking about the website. I think Harvey is vile. He has a love fest for them Kartrashians, but imagine if CB was dating a 17 year old.
      _______________
      That queen Harvey day coming too :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      MisUnderstood says:

      Fugg folks 2015
      _______________

      Boom :tea:

    • Unshakable

      @ZoeLove,

      I gotcha and thanks for the clarification. :thumbsup:

      @Fiya,

      Memba what country you live in. Certain groups stay fightin to get recognition for accomplishments, but their mistakes are rolled out fah alla the world to see.

    • iWasteTime

      I was so confused!
      Came back to the same post.

      If you are
      Agender, Androgyne, Androgynous
      Bigender
      Cisgender
      Cis Female
      Cis Male
      Cisgender Female
      Cisgender Male
      Cisgender Man
      Cisgender Woman
      Female to Male
      FTM
      Gender Fluid
      Gender Nonconforming
      Gender Questioning
      Gender Variant
      Genderqueer
      Intersex
      Male to Female
      MTF
      Neither
      Neutrois
      Non-binary
      Other
      Pangender
      Trans
      Trans*
      Trans Female
      Trans* Female
      Trans Male
      Trans* Male
      Trans Man
      Trans* Man
      Trans Person
      Trans* Person
      Trans Woman
      Trans* Woman
      Transfeminine
      Transgender
      Transgender Female
      Transgender Male
      Transgender Man
      Transgender Person
      Transgender Woman
      Transmasculine
      Transsexual
      Transsexual Female
      Transsexual Male
      Transsexual Man
      Transsexual Person
      Transsexual Woman
      Two-Spirit

      And are reading this FONT!
      GO on somewhere!
      This is a BLOG, these are Sandra's opinion.
      If'n you don't like, start your own!
      If'n you don't like how she responds to things in y'all shared LGBT community, nignore her!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      :newpost:

    • B. Stoners

      :kona:
      Waste has lost it. :rofl:

    • WhoDat

      I told yall that was gonna be fetch. That's the new blog mantra. Fugg Folks 2015. :party:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      yall :facepalm: this my first time hearing bout "cis"-gendered :oops:
      not even tryna be funny either :no: when i first saw where someone fonted that i thought they were playing and referencing "sissy clawing" :ashamed: i'ma just wait for a new post... :kona:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Waste- :rofl: :ghost: :dead: Waste got the answers, SWAY!!

    • MissArtist

      It boils down to simple respect. 2010 we had prominent politicains and business leaders saying the president isn’t a citizen of America. If you were a wife or mother to someone being disrespected you wouldn’t like it. So we should try not to blatantly disrespect people; however, I do understand how hard it can be to call a man a woman when his brick-wall looking self can’t pass for a woman even if he were one.
      Homosexually has a lot of mixed up mental Illnesses
      ________
      :goodpost: If you want me to call you a man, I will call you a man. If you want me to call you a woman, I will call you one. I get nothing out of going against your wishes. It's your life. :shrugs:

    • Crickett

      Sandra, show some empathy, transgenders are the most official of the group of LGBT's. While I agree with you 100% that Gender Identity Disorder is a mental health issue, in most cases it's biological, psychological second. While most lesbians and gay's are psychological(mental) and sociological (environment), true transgenders have a hormonal disorder of the sex glands that can't be shamed away, prayed away or beaten out of. Over active and under acting hormone disorders come in many forms, like a hyperactive thyroid that causes Graves Disease. Some GID's lack the production of the steroid testosterone or estrogen or they over produce, nonetheless something is out of wack and hormone therapy is the only viable option outside of a lobotomy.

    • Meme81

      puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid: says:

      Really?!?!?!? This CHILD killed HERself and YOU are more concerned about the pronoun used in reference to HER. Slide on some razor blades into a tub of 90pct alcohol.
      ---------

      I think people who are in pain need someone or something to be angry about to take their focus off of their grief. Losing a child, whether they're transgendered or not, must be devastating to people that knew that child.