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LGBTQ activists raising money to help trans trailblazer Gavin Grimm
2021-12-30

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LGBTQ advocates and allies are raising money to help transgender trailblazer Gavin Grimm remain housed after a health crisis that left him unable to work, Metro Weekly reported.

Grimm—whose name has become synonymous with transgender rights—rose to prominence after he sued his local Virginia school district for barring him from the boys' restroom due to his gender identity. The Gloucester County School Board eventually settled the lawsuit for $1.3 million, with the money going to cover attorneys' fees and other legal costs that Grimm incurred in bringing the lawsuit.

In May, Grimm, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy, experienced three grand mal seizures that caused him to lose consciousness and left him on a ventilator in a medically induced coma for five days. His health has improved, but he remains unable to work.

Supporters of Grimm have launched a GoFundMe page to help Grimm remain housed. The money from the GoFundMe will be placed in a trust, managed by an executor named by Grimm, who will help pay for Grimm's expenses.

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $40,000. It is at www.gofundme.com/f/gavin-grimms-housing-fund.


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