One of the stars of TV’s Supergirl has launched an online effort to save his cousin from a reparative therapy facility where he says she was taken against her will.
Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn Schott on the CBS program, posted on a GoFundMe page that after his cousin Sarah, 17, took her girlfriend to prom, her parents sent her to an East Texas Christian boarding school for troubled teens to “pray away the gay.”
“She is also not allowed visitors and cannot leave the property. She is completely cut off from the outside world. She tried to run away, but was caught by the staff and returned to the facility,” he wrote, adding that Sarah is not allowed any form of communication with the outside world.
Jordan tweeted about his campaign, and asked for help in spreading the word with the hashtag #SaveSarah:
My amazing friends & fans, PLEASE help us save my sweet gay cousin Sarah who's trapped at a boarding facility in TX. https://t.co/mtVHMY1fdI
— Jeremy Jordan (@JeremyMJordan) June 4, 2016
— Jeremy Jordan (@JeremyMJordan) June 6, 2016
— Jeremy Jordan (@JeremyMJordan) June 7, 2016
A relative has hired a local attorney specializing in LGBT issues, according to The New Civil Rights Movement. Money raised via the GoFundMe page will be used to offset the legal fees, which reportedly could amount to $100,000. So far, more than $38,000 has been donated in three days.
Click here to find out more information about the #SaveSarah campaign.