Philadelphia man dating transgender woman kills himself after relentless bullying: 'I don’t care if she wasn’t born a woman'
A 20-year-old man who was dating a transgender woman reportedly decided to take his own life after he was seen being bullied about his relationship in a viral video.
Maurice Willoughby, also known as Reese, had always been candid about his relationship. He had admitted to dating a transgender woman in a Facebook Live video which got over 15,000 views.
Unfortunately, the video also brought him unwanted attention and, a few days later, a viral video showed him being bullied by a group of men while he was walking down the street for dating a trans woman.
Reese, who was from Philadelphia, was in a relationship with a trans woman named Faith. It is not known how long the pair were dating but the man had his girlfriend's name tattooed on his forehead.
Sources close to Reese shared with Aazios that he was dealing with mental health issues like depression and the incessant bullying only made his life more difficult and unhappy.
"He was getting picked on and joked on all the time," according to a source.
Another close friend of his who chose to keep his identity unknown added, "Where we are from, if you like trans woman, and you black, the streets will talk about you, fight you, even try to kill you. He was dealing with a lot."
Studies have shown that men who are attracted to transwomen normally deal with issues related to the relationship and are often bullied by others.
Before Reese took his own life, he shared a Facebook post where he spoke about his girlfriend. He said that it made no difference to him that she was not born a woman and that he loved her anyway. "I don’t care if she wasn’t born a woman, she is a woman to me. I love her flaws. That’s what makes her Faith. If you heard her story, it’s motivating..... I’m happy. You should be happy for me," he had written.