GoFundMe account set up for transgender Jamaicans seeking asylum in the US

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Five transgender Jamaicans who allegedly fled the island for the United States, are now the face of a GoFundMe campaign aiming to raise US$25,000 (J$3,550,000) to help them gain their footing in the first world country.

The account, which was started by a friend identified as Vaughan Butler Higgins, is hoping to raise funds for the transgender individuals known as Kyym, Emani, Mx, Donique, and Aedin. The description on the crowd-funding page said the five people seeking assistance lost their jobs in their home country, were kicked out of multiple homes, and were suffering from a discrimination and a lack of protection laws for their kind.

“They are seeking better, safer lives here in the US. They are currently placed in a shelter for undocumented immigrants until they are granted refugee status, and as they start their lives over in NYC, this will go toward helping them afford their necessities before they are legally allowed to earn money here (in the US),” the description on the GoFundMe account read.

“If you are able to help in any way with the items below please let me know,” it continued, begging for support with housing arrangements, legal services, clothes, food, transportation and medication.

One of the transgender individuals for whom the account was setup, took to Instagram on Tuesday to express gratitude for people who have donated so far. Since the page was launched, the account has raised more than US$4000 or just over J$560,000, according to a report.

“I thank everyone in advance who is standing with us in solidarity and helping us to get to where we are going. As we now plan to settle — and as life has it — I am now in need with my family,” the account belonging to Kyym Savage posted. “If you are able to help in any way with the items below please let me know. In love, light & liberation.”

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  1. Well go back home if hard life meet you in another man’s country you can’t be deported from your that’s where you belongs. Or there a reason why you don’t want to go back?🤔

  2. I need someone to set up a Go Fund Me page. I am being discriminated against. My Noah van wants me to put gas in it every week, although it knows that I don’t have the money to afford it. This action is causing me to have to go into my food and mortgage funds to facilitate the needs if this vehicle, and if I don’t put in the gas, it refuses to start. Rank discrimination

  3. Sure, send then to the new sodom and gomorrah called america, they’ll be in good company here along with the other 2 million that have illegally entered the country.
    What’s a couple more deviates!

  4. “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” Genesis 19:5

    Luke 17:
    28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
    29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
    30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

  5. Why do these pronouns always want special treatment. I don’t see any other undocumented immigrants soliciting funds via GoFundMe. How about you go find some work to do like everybody else and stop scamming people out of their money. Chups

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