“Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan is asking fans to help free his cousin Sarah from a gay conversion camp.
According to KING-TV, Sarah’s parents sent her to a Christian boarding facility in Texas to undergo therapy after she wanted to attend prom with her girlfriend. Now Jordan has started Save Sarah, a GoFundMe page, to raise $100,00 for legal fees to release the 17-year-old. The remaining money will go towards Sarah’s college tuition.
“Meet my cousin Sarah. At 17, her future looks bright. She is in the top 10% of her class, runs cross-country and belongs to the National Honor Society and the debate team. She is also gay. Like any high school kids in a relationship, Sarah and her girlfriend wanted to go to prom together,” the GoFundMe page reads.
Jordan explains on the GoFundMe that Sarah must remain in the facility until she turns 18. She cannot take phone calls, write emails and is not permitted visitors.
Jordan’s family has hired Christine Anderson of CHA Law Group, PC for Sarah’s case. $20,000 has been donated to the cause so far. “Arrow” star Colton Haynes has donated $5,000.
Patrick Von Dohlen, president of the San Antonio Family Association, told KING-TV he thinks removing Sarah from the facility violates her parents’ rights. The San Antonio Family Association’s mission is to protect “family values.”
“In this case, it’s natural for her to like boys. It’s not natural for her to like girls,” Von Dohlen says.
A hearing is set for July in Austin, Texas.