Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Phi Alpha Tau fraternity raising money to help Transgender member

Talk about true brotherhood.

A Transgendered male, Donnie Collins, is pledging the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity at Emerson College. They have accepted him with open arms and is willing to help him complete his female-to-male transition.
Collins is a transgender male whose health insurance does not cover his female-to-male top surgery which involves the removal of the breasts. He has paid for his hormone treatment himself.

Now his his new fraternity brothers have stepped in to help raise money for the operation through a page on IndieGogo.com.

'We care deeply about each and everyone, and rely on the entire active brotherhood to stand behind any one individual when they are in need,' members state on the page. 'We as an organization are told from day one to use our resources. You may not know this gentleman like we do, and we might not even know you, but if it speaks to you then we want to present you with an opportunity to give.'
Donnie was totally shocked by his brothers
'I was just like, ‘Oh that’s such a Tau thing to do,’ and I didn’t even think it was that weird,' Collins says. 'But then I started sending [the indiegogo link] out to people, and they were like, ‘Oh my god, that’s amazing! See, Greek Life isn’t bad; it’s amazing.’'
Please check the indiegogo link

And watch the video



behrmark said...

Truly inspirational and it debunks the perception of the Greek system.

Bob said...

Lovely story.

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