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Philadelphia Man Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Defending His Relationship With Transgender Girlfriend

A man committed suicide after he was barbarically bullied for being in a relationship with a transgender woman.

Family and friends are now mourning the loss of 20-year-old Maurice Willoughby, who goes by Reese, after he committed suicide on Monday after being taunted, harassed and bullied for loving his transgender girlfriend. The Philadelphia man went live on Facebook in the past months, defending his relationship with his girlfriend, Faith. The video gained more than 15,000 views, and many shared their transphobic feelings towards Willoughby.

Another video was published on social media that showed a group of men harassing Willoughby while recording it on their cell phones. Some of the men shouted transphobic and homophobic slurs and took shots at the man’s sexuality. According to some Twitter users, the video was recorded and uploaded months prior to Willoughby’s death, but it began circulating again in recent weeks.

The video caught the attention of several celebs like #Pose star #IndyaMoore, who posted the video on her Instagram. Moore is a transwoman herself, and in the post expressed that the brutal mistreatment of the Trans community needs to come to an end. “Why are we so OBSESSED as a society with transness or queerness in ways that manifest as harassment, terrorism, interrogation, and violence? We are more emotionally invested with how people have sex and with whom than we are preserving each others Autonomy, freedom & safety. Why do we deprive each other the freedom to utilize and express ourselves through and with our own bodies? How do we give ourselves permission to get free when we are constantly punish each other for it,” she wrote.

Willoughby’s girlfriend took to Instagram to mourn her loss but mentioned that Willoughby’s story will be told.

“No matter wat know everything bae @reesehimdaddie and I’m goin make sure your story is told and the right way fuck da clout chasing cause it happened just as you said nobody was goin to hear you or us for that matter until it got to level 10 you was my everything until those pills took total control and took you away ! All he wanted was for us to win as we battled all his mental demons, but I got left being the only one tryin to get help cause he gave up hope as my friends and family and his grandma tried to help and keep me alive while I tried to save him before this point HE WASNT SCARED OF ANYONE SO HE FOUGHT BACK FOR US ! HE WANTED TO TELL HIS STORY THRU HIS MUSIC AND NOW I GOTTA TELL IT 😭 BAE YOU WILL NEVER DIE TO ME AND I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISE ! WE LOVED EACH OTHER TO DEATH WE FOUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER ITS DEEPER THEM HIM BEING BULLIED AND I HAVE ALL THE PROOF AND AGAIN “HIS” STORY WILL BE HEARD NOT YALL MADE UP SHIT,” Faith wrote.

 

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No matter wat ☝🏽I know everything bae @reesehimdaddie and I’m goin make sure your story is told and the right way fuck da clout chasing cause it happened just as you said nobody was goin to hear you or us for that matter until it got to level 10 you was my everything until those pills took total control and took you away ! All he wanted was for us to win as we battled all his mental demons but I got left being the only one tryin to get help cause he gave up hope as my friends and family and his grandma tried to help and keep me alive while I tried to save him before this point HE WASNT SCARED OF ANYONE SO HE FOUGHT BACK FOR US ! HE WANTED TO TELL HIS STORY THRU HIS MUSIC AND NOW I GOTTA TELL IT 😭 BAE YOU WILL NEVER DIE TO ME AND I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISE ! WE LOVED EACH OTHER TO DEATH WE FOUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER ITS DEEPER THEM HIM BEING BULLIED AND I HAVE ALL THE PROOF AND AGAIN “HIS” STORY WILL BE HEARD NOT YALL MADE UP SHIT ! I STILL HAVE HIS MESSAGES AND VOICEMAILS CAUSE WE TALKED ALWAY UP UNTIL I RAN TO NEW YORK TO WAIT FOR OUR COURT DAT ON THE 20th of this month and he though in his mind no matter wat I said he thought I wasnt comin back wat was I suppose to do I know he was goin to take both of us cause he said thats how much he loved me but I knew it was the pills talkin not him I MEAN COME ON HE HAD MY GOVERNMENT TATTED ACROSS HIS FOREHEAD 😭💔 @oprah @tylerperry @redtabletalk @therealdaytime @theellenshow @debra4mizay @jadapinkettsmith

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Prayers go out to the Willoughby family. #RestInPowerReese

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  1. This is sad! Love who you wish. It’s no ones business…

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