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Pain and suffering her lot for most of her life

TJI Pick
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Published: 21 November 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Haredi family of transgender woman tries to stop her cremation after suicide – Haaretz 17.11.15
May Peleg, who committed suicide, was a leader of the Jerusalem gay community; her family sought Jewish burial of her as a man. 'These words are written as a woman, but they are addressed to all genders. When you read this I will have peacefully gone into a state of non-existence. I slept and did not suffer, I slept and stopped feeling the pain and suffering that were my lot for most of my life.' 
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