GoFundMe raises over $10,000 for transgender student’s tuition

After recently telling his family he plans to pursue medical transition, transgender University student Daniel Sisson found himself cut off from his parents. A friend suggested that he start a GoFundMe page to raise the money. He posted his campaign online around 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Later that night, Sisson refreshed the campaign page to check the fundraiser’s progress and was left speechless.

LGBTQ community struggles with institutional, societal sexual stereotypes

According to a report commissioned by the gay rights organization GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the progress toward acceptance has slightly moved in the opposite direction. Compared to 2016, more non-LGBTQ Americans in 2017 reported being uncomfortable learning their doctor, children’s teacher or family member is LGBTQ, 31 percent said they are uncomfortable seeing a same sex couple holding hands and 37 percent said they are uncomfortable with their child having a lesson in LGBTQ history in school.