Jennifer Gable Support Network
Jennifer Adrien Gable
Jennifer had a lot of struggles. She was born male and transitioned to Jennifer in her twenties. Her family would not accept her and turned their back on her. This is a pain that I can't truly imagine- that one's own parents could so hate the person that their child becomes, for such superficial reasons.One would hope that, at least in death, a family could accept the person that passed as the whole sum of their parts. But even in death, that would not be true for Jennifer. When her body was transported to Twin Falls, Idaho for her funeral and burial, her family cut her hair, dressed her in a suit, and buried her as a man.
They cut her hair.
They dressed her in a suit.
And they buried her as a man.
To say that this was the ultimate insult is not enough.
Jen deserved dignity. She deserved respect and caring.
She was brought into this world as a male and she wasn't comfortable in that skin. She sought freedom from that particular prison only to land in the separate but equal prison of no longer having a family.
She could be her true self, or she could have a family.
There was never another option granted to her.
Jen chose her true self. That takes an amount of strength that most of us can never comprehend.
When she did that, she lost her blood family, but she gained a whole new one.
A family that cares.
I want to walk through the world the way she did. I want the world to know that SHE was here, she mattered, she was loved.
My wife and I have made it our mission to give Jen the grave she deserves. We are asking for donations for a new plot at a Boise cemetery where the people who knew her can mourn her, and then to create a charity in Jen's name that will help spread awareness and support.
When Jen died, she suffered the ultimate indignity. We hope to correct that and we ask for your help in doing so.
Next up- we will be setting up the Jennifer Gable Support Network. Our goal is to have support in all fifty states for our transgendered brothers and sisters who need love and support. Too often, they are left behind with very few resources. We want to get the word out that there are people who care and can listen and help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Thanks again for everyone's support! We are so moved by the love that has been shown to Jennifer.
It's terrible and heartbreaking that this happened. Everyone deserves more than this. :(
Those who loved or would like to remember Jennifer can also post her memorial for free in the virtual on line cemetery and memorial site "find a grave dot com"(findagrave.com). Membership is free and no actual cemetery is required. Any cemetery can be named if wished, but the site allow pictures, and virtual flowers can be placed anytime as well as notes. The US military is placing veterans memorials therefrom WW 2 and more, and there is a section for famous and VIP's as well.