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Transgender teen in Southern California kills herself after describing bullying at school

  • In this still image from a YouTube video posted on Dec. 7, 2014, Taylor Alesana appears in one of a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles as a transgender girl. A support group, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center based in Oceanside, Calif., said Alesana, 16, of the northern San Diego County town of Fallbrook, has killed herself. (AP Photo/YouTube)

    In this still image from a YouTube video posted on Dec. 7, 2014, Taylor Alesana appears in one of a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles as a transgender girl. A support group, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center based in Oceanside, Calif., said Alesana, 16, of the northern San Diego County town of Fallbrook, has killed herself. (AP Photo/YouTube)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this still image from a YouTube video posted on Feb. 28, 2015, Taylor Alesana gives tips on makeup in one of a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles as a transgender girl. A support group, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center based in Oceanside, Calif., said Alesana, 16, of the northern San Diego County town of Fallbrook, has killed herself. (AP Photo/YouTube)

    In this still image from a YouTube video posted on Feb. 28, 2015, Taylor Alesana gives tips on makeup in one of a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles as a transgender girl. A support group, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center based in Oceanside, Calif., said Alesana, 16, of the northern San Diego County town of Fallbrook, has killed herself. (AP Photo/YouTube)  (The Associated Press)

A support group says that a 16-year-old transgender girl who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at school in Southern California has killed herself.

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center said Taylor Alesana had few adults to turn to and no support from Fallbrook High School, north of San Diego.

The center's director, Max Disposti, says Alesana attended meetings at the center and was very supportive of other transgender teens.

Before her death last week, she posted a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles.

The center held a vigil Thursday night at its office in Oceanside, with Alesana's parents in attendance. She is the second transgender teen who sought services at the center to commit suicide since March.