LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — “Girl Scouts empowers every girl, regardless of her gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, to make the world a better place. We won’t exclude any girl” says the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and with that in mind, the organization returned a $100,000 donation from an anonymous person who asked that they guarantee the money would NOT be spent on trans kids.
Following that decision, the organization set up a online fundraising campaign to recover the loss — $100,000 amounted to 1/3 of their operating expenses.
In less than 24 hours, they raised over $200,000! And there are still 29 days to go!
From their fundraising site: “Every girl deserves access to a safe, friendly environment where she can stand up for what she believes in and be proud of who she is.”
Looks like someone found out money couldn’t buy bigotry. It’s a good feeling that others rallied to raise even more money than what was returned to the anti-trans donor.
Unfortunately, not all Girl Scout chapters are trans friendly: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/05/27/louisiana-girl-scout-council-cites-loophole-bans-transgender-kids/
Girl Scouts of Western Washington fundraiser: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/girl-scouts-is-foreverygirl#/story
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