Emmett Castle, a 14 year old boy from San Diego, has taken his own life. Gaystarnews.com reports that Castle had come out as transgender to his family and was accepted by his family.

However, his body’s transformation as it went through puberty and classmates who misgendered him took a toll on Castle. His mother, Sarah, confirmed that he was having a difficult time in school. “A lot of people would misgender him as she and her. His father, Mike, had to pick him up from school because it upset him so much,” she said.

Despite this, family members have said that they saw no warning signs that Emmett would take his own life. His mother went on to implore others to love and support their transgender children.

Information sourced from: Gay Star News