A 14-year-old transgender teen has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money so he can go to a trans-affirming boarding school.
In the video below Asher is talking about how he feels he’s been lucky to have been raised by an accepting single mother, but how he feels his previous school would not support him if he came out and how vital it is that he learns in an environment where he can be open about who he is:
Arthur Morgan School heard about Asher’s campaign and reportedly offered him a larger scholarship of $10,000. He must raise a total of $25,000 for his annual tuition. With some of that money already in place Asher has, at the time of writing, raised $7,050 of his $13,000 goal.
Writes Asher on his Indieagogo page:
Any help you can offer me will make a huge difference in my life. These are important years, for me and the whole world. Going to middle school in a healthy environment surrounded by people who accept me for who I am will not only give me a better life next year, but will also influence who I become in the world. Thanks for reading this, and I totally appreciate whatever you feel inspired to contribute.
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