This absolutely disgusted me when I saw this on my newsfeed.
First of all, the media are insisting on misgendering him. His name was Kayden Clarke. That was what he identified as, and no one has any right to disrespect that. Although, Kayden was not allowed to transition because he had special needs. He was denied the healthcare that he needed for the pure reason that he suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.
Aside from this, he was also suicidal, in which proceeded in him being shot by police, when the police were informed of his suicidal thoughts. Police need to informed in how to deal with these situations and in how to deal someone with a mental illness and/or special needs.
The murder of this man, is a prime example of why many people who suffer from Asperger’s, like myself, are afraid of the world.
Once again, he was a man and his name was Kayden Clarke. Let’s give him the respect in death that he was denied in life.