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Thursday, 28 July 2016 23:44

A Trans House Opens In Topeka, Kansas Thanks To An Eight-Year-Old Girl

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Avery Jackson



A few weeks ago, Avery Jackson, an eight-year-old trans girl, managed the goal she already had set for three years, ie to raise funds to open a home for transgender people.

trans house equality house

Avery wanted a special place for transgender people so that they can meet, share their lives and experiences.

Members of the Planting PeacePlanting Peace association landed with their brushes to paint a trans home right next to the Equality House painted in rainbow.

Both houses also have the distinction of being directly opposite the extremely anti-LGBT church, the Westboro Baptist Church.

"I wish people weren’t afraid of transgender people. I’m not a monster. I’m not scary. I just want to be treated like every other human," Avery said.

Finally, it is important to thank Martin Dunn, a developer who has heard of Ashley fundraising and did not hesitate a second to make this project possible by donating $70,000.

"If I had a kid that was transgender I would want a place that would celebrate them and accept them. That’s just not available in this country and it should be. The idea that it would be across from a hate group was also really appealing," he explains.


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