A 15-year-old transgender boy who took his own life has had two funerals and will have two headstones after his parents argued over his gender in court.
When the Perth schoolboy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - died on March 4, his parents could not agree on what name to put on his memorial plaque during a dispute at the Family Court of Western Australia.
The mother and father have since agreed to split their son's ashes in half, have two memorial plaques and held separate funerals and memorial services.
His father wanted to use the child's deadname - his female name which is on his birth certificate - while his mother opted to use the name her son chose when he came out as transgender, reported the West Australian.
The day after he attempted to take his life, the young boy went to school but his health quickly deteriorated and he died at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital a few days later.
He was described by friends as a well-loved, caring friend and talented artist with a dark sense of humour and colourful hair.
The schoolboy was referred to Perth’s Gender Diversity Service and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at age 14. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9487539/Transgender-schoolboy-took-life-TWO-funerals-parents-argue-gender.html