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Trailblazing Trans Flight Attendant Kayleigh Scott Has Died

Trailblazing Trans Flight Attendant Kayleigh Scott Has Died

Kayleigh Scott, the pioneering trans flight attendant who appeared in a video for United Airlines, has died

Scott, 25, appears to have died by suicide. She was featured in a video for her employer on Transgender Visibility Day in 2020.

This article first appeared here in The Advocate.

United Airlines flight attendant Kayleigh Scott has died by suicide, according to multiple news sources. Scott famously appeared in a 2020 video produced by United to commemorate Transgender Visibility Day.

Police in Denver, where Scott lived, are still investigating her death, and awaiting an autopsy report from the city’s medical examiner.

Scott posted messages on her Facebook and Instagram accounts before she died, apologizing “to everyone I let down.” She concluded her post saying, “I am so sorry. Please remember me for the good memories we have shared, and never for my downfall. I will see you all again on the other side."

On Trans Visibility Day in March 2020, Scott recorded a video for United where she talked about “being so embarrassed because I was trans.” However, she said that after some time she realized that she had a story to tell. She goes on to say that she knows it so important for her to share her story, “Not for me, but for those out there who are still fighting social norms.”

Scott said her life changed for the better when she came to United as a flight attendant. She ends the video by saying, “I am trans, and I am proud.”

United — Kayleigh's

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned that someone you know may be, resources are available to help. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 is for people of all ages and identities.

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