“Supergirl” star Jeremy Jordan is asking for help to free his 17-year-old cousin from a facility whose mission is to “pray away the gay.”
The actor’s gay cousin, Sarah, was sent away to the facility for a full year by her parents, after they found out she planned to attend prom with her girlfriend. She is not allowed to have any visitors and cannot leave the property, and is not permitted any contact with the outside world.
Sarah is forced to do manual labour and Bible-based therapy every day, claims Jeremy, adding that she once tried to escape, but was caught by the staff and returned to East Texas facility.
Jeremy and his family have started a GoFundMe campaign to help free his cousin. So far, more than $23,000 has been raised to cover the legal costs of winning Sarah’s release. “Arrow” star Colton Haynes, who came out as gay last month, has donated $5000 to the cause.
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) June 6, 2016
Jeremy is urging friends and fans on social media to help save Sarah. So far almost 450 people have donated to the GoFundme.
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