Help a Lesbian Muslim Leave Abusive Environment

I'm making this GoFundMe for a close friend. For her safety, she has chosen to keep her identity and location anonymous because her social media is being closely monitored. If you happen to know who this is about, please don't mention her name. Thank you.

TW: Homophobia & abuse

   "Hi everyone. I am a 17-year-old lesbian in an extremely abusive Muslim household [in a middle eastern country] where I have recently been outed. I am in grave danger as I faced their physical and verbal abuse on a daily basis, even before they knew I was a lesbian. Now that I have been outed, I fear for my life and I cannot stay in this environment any longer.
     My life is being threatened every single day by my own parents. They have yelled about skinning me alive, drowning me, stoning me, etc. In addition to their verbal and physical abuse, they are planning to send me to conversion therapy where chances of getting extremely abused (or even killed) are higher than anything else. They also talked about marrying me off to my cousin when I come back from conversion therapy so I will have no other option.
     I turn 18 soon and I will have the chance to run away. I just need to gather the resources to leave this situation because I don’t see any other choice, so I am trying everything I can to get enough to leave this place. Thank you for reading and any help is IMMENSELY appreciated, every dollar helps. I wish you all the best.”


Laya ‎
Philadelphia, PA

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