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'That Could Have Been Me': Queer Teens Mourn Nex Benedict

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2024
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When Oklahoma teenager Nex Benedict went to school on Feb. 7, months of bullying over their gender identity boiled over into a physical fight between them and three older girls in the school bathroom. The next day, Nex was dead. Now, as the circumstances around their death continue to develop, trans and queer youth tell Rolling Stone they’re hurt, angry, and scared for what could come for them. Nex’s death is still under active investigation by the Owasso Police Department in Oklahoma. According to a representative for the Owasso School...

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