We are a group of individuals brought together through our fraternity and we are here for one reason: to support the brothers of our organization. Yesterday we were informed that one of our active brothers, a transgender female to male, was denied the opportunity to recieve financial support from his insurance for top surgery.
We are now trying to raise that money for him. We are doing this as individuals in an organization rallying around another individual. This endeavor is not being sponsored by the organization as a whole, rather the active members within it.
We care deeply about each and everyone, and rely on the entire active brotherhood to stand behind any one individual when they are in need.
Salon has picked up the story of these frat brothers raising money for female to male top surgery for one of their brothers.
The brothers have put together a great social media campaign (they are in a communications frat) to raise funds for their brother’s surgery and raise awareness of transgender rights and discrimination in health care. As they say in their pitch:
We would much rather recieve $10 from 100 people than recieve $100 from 10 people.
We are here less to raise money, and more to tell a story. The story of transformation, and story of self-discovery, and the story of brotherhood.
I gave $10. If you have it to spare, you should, too.