Actor Jeremy Jordan’s cousin Sarah has been released from a “gay conversion” camp.
“Great news! She’s out! In 5 days, you helped Sarah get released. Details on the GFM page. THANK YOU. #SaveSarah,” the “Supergirl” star tweeted.
The Save Sarah GoFundMe page states that details on continuing with the legal case are unclear at this time. Sarah’s family is no longer requesting donations. Funds are still planned to go towards any needed legal fees with money left over to be used for Sarah’s college tuition.
The page says if the lawsuit is terminated, all funds will be donated to a trust fund for Sarah to attend college.
“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,” the page reads.
Executive Director of Heartlight Ministries spoke with People and denied Sarah ever being held against her will at the facility. He describes the facility as a “residential counseling program for teenagers who struggle with a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues.”
“It is disheartening to see that this young woman has had elements of her story made widely public without her consent,” Mark Gregston, Executive Director of Heartlight Ministries told People on Thursday. “The assertion that this teen was held at Heartlight Ministries against her will, or that Heartlight provides any ‘treatment’ services for sexual identity, are categorically untrue.”
Sarah’s parents reportedly sent her to the facility after she wanted to attend prom with her girlfriend. Jordan and his family launched the GoFundMe page for donations to get Sarah released.
The page raised more than $60,000 for attorney fees of its $100,000 goal. Fellow actor Colton Haynes donated $5,000 to the cause.