Operation #SaveSarah was a success!
On Thursday, Jeremy Jordan revealed that his cousin Sarah has been released from a “pray the gay away” camp. Earlier this week, the Supergirl star shared that the teenager was being held against her will at a gay conversion facility in Texas, and created a GoFundMe page to help get her out.
And after receiving over $60,000 of donations to cover legal proceedings and attorney fees, the CBS actor explained on the crowdfunding page that the teen is finally free, writing:
“We have an important update. We have just been informed that Sarah has been released from the facility. We don’t know the details, but we believe that this page, and the willingness of you all to share Sarah’s story had a great deal to do with this.”
The Last Five Years alum also requested that fans and supporters stop contributing their money, since he doesn’t know what this means for their legal case, adding:
“We don’t yet know what this means for the legal case — we need to consult with our attorney and, when we are able, with Sarah about how or whether to continue. In the interim, we are not requesting additional donations at this time. As we’ve previously stated, if the lawsuit terminates, we will use all of the money that you so generously contributed to pay accrued legal bills for our lawyer and Sarah’s. If there are any funds left over, they will be placed in a trust for Sarah to help her with life’s next steps so that she can attend college and lead a normal life being who she is and loving whom she chooses.”
The 31-year-old hopes Sarah’s situation helps raise awareness about the harm that gay conversion camps cause, and hopes that one day all LGBT youths will be accepted by their loved ones:
“We are understandably excited by today’s developments, and hopeful for what this means for Sarah’s ability to live her life as her true self. And we are hopeful that one day soon all the other LBGT teens out there who face rejection by their families and attempts to ‘fix’ their sexuality will be accepted for who they are.”
We’re so happy for Jeremy and his cousin!