The community here is startling in their resilience to constant threats, whether epithets yelled inn the street or repressive legislation
Their death is a manifestation of a larger issue that involves hostile rhetoric, misinformation re: gender-diverse youth & anti-LGBTQ culture
The Tahlequah Daily Press newspaper reported several audience members clapped, while others appeared shocked
In the video, 16-year-old Nex Benedict describes how they were bullied by three girls for "the way that we dress"
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed she was "absolutely heartbroken" to learn about the death of nonbinary Okla. teen Nex Benedict
The 16-year-old's death on Feb. 8 sparked outrage and questions about the high school's response to the altercation
Police backtracked after claiming trauma "did not cause" death of Nex, a trans teen beaten in an Oklahoma bathroom, and now suspect foul play
The victim’s mother told the Independent that Benedict had suffered bullying over their gender since the start of the 2023 school year
Nex, a trans teen, dies after a year of transphobic bullying in a school targeted by the biggest anti-trans influencer. When will it end?
The school district has been previously targeted by the far-right anti-LGBTQ+ extremist Libs of TikTok’s creator Chaya Raichik