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I Wish Straights Knew

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My name is Ray Gordon. I’m a lesbian trans woman and have been in the closet for my entire life due to circumstances that have prevented me from being out and open, including attempts on my life. Since I was a young life has been one challenge after another. I’ve faced countless obstacles in a system designed more towards processing drug crime and catering to the prison industry. One that turns a blind eye to the mental and physical health of LGBTQ people with acute care needs.

I’m not letting this stop me. have an idea for a forum website (kind of like facebook, but without the privacy concerns) called “I wish straights knew” where LGBT people can share their thoughts and feelings.  Primary goal is to make life easier for people in smaller towns where LGBT issues still are not accepted, but it’s meant to be a nationwide forum. I live in the SF Bay Area.

I’m a closeted trans woman due to attempts on my life, but I hope to be able to change and grow by doing things like this. I am in counseling and am working on it, but people trying to kill you leaves a pretty indelible mark on your psyche.

I’m seeking $50-$100k to stay afloat, keep a roof over my head, and have the website development costs covered.  I hope most of all to get LGBT friendly businesses to pay to advertise on the site as my main source of development capital, but I could use more to get things underway, and I just helped my friend extract himself from a toxic relationship, get a newer car, and move to a new town to make a fresh start, so I need some cash now to stay afloat.

Please, I could use your help -- and in turn intend to continue helping others. We can be heroes together for anyone in need, paying it forward as we go. Thank you!

Feel free to send a message on businesses you think would be a good advertising fit for the project, or how to improve the campaign. Thanks!
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Raised by 2 people in 3 months
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