‘Transgender activists also wasted no time establishing a Wikipedia page for a person whose only “accomplishment” is that they violently killed themselves.’
Not all people remembered in history were successful in the conventional sense. This is a very classist statement and it demeans the social problem of suicide itself. I remember in health class in school, we watched a documentary about a young gay man who committed suicide. There is nothing wrong with humanizing suicide stories for a social cause, though the transgenderist movement has of course appropriated tools of legitimate social movements that don’t seek rights at the expense of an oppressed class of people. I feel this kind of statement as quoted is disrespectful to the memory of the deceased, even if he was a young man who felt entitled to sex stereotypes of women. It’s inconsistent with your sympathy for his parents. I’m not interested in reformism, but you have dedicated your life to it, so at least stay consistent with what you are wasting your life on.