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LOOK at what this Fraternity did!!!! HOW DARE THEY?!?!?!

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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http://gawker.com/5987079/bros-helping-bros-boston-frat-raises-thousands-of-dollars-for-transgender-brothers-surgery

Bros Helping Bros: Boston Frat Raises Thousands of Dollars for Transgender Brother’s Surgery

Frat bros do lots of things that upset us. They host "racist ragers." They butt-chug fine pinot grigio. They host barbecues on Locust Walk during finals when you're trying to study OH MY GOD TURN DOWN THE MUSIC.

But sometimes they also do things that melt our hearts, like start Indiegogo funds to pay for a transgender brother's sex reassignment surgery.

Donnie Collins is a female-to-male transgender sophomore majoring in Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College. He recently became a member of the school's Phi Alpha Tau fraternity, a "communicative arts" frat whose members tend towards very liberal arts-y careers (in other words, a very Emerson frat).

Collins planned to undergo "top surgery" (a double mastectomy and chest reconstruction) this May, but learned a couple weeks ago that his school-sponsored insurance policy had rejected his claim and would not cover it.

After Collins informed his brothers of his setback, a few of them started an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for the procedure. After quickly surpassing their initial fundraising target, which would have covered just part of the surgery, the brothers bumped up their goal to $8,100 – the full price. They've since blown by that and still have 40 days left of their campaign. They just can't stop raising money.

On Monday, the brothers posted an update on their Indiegogo page confirming they were "discussing as a brotherhood what we will do if we are able to raise more than $8,100."

Here's hoping they allocate the rest of the funds for an EPICCC RAGERRRRR. (They'll probably go with a charity, though.)

[Indiegogo via BostInno // Out]

by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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This is very, very cool.  

Aslen
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

It really is. So let's see the crazies villify it!


Quoting FromAtoZ:

This is very, very cool.  



UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

How nice for that kid!

tscritch
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

 Damn fratboys and their crazy antics!!!

That is awesome of them!!!

baquick
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM
How awesome!
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tambrathegreat
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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good for these guys.  But they better watch out, they might have to shower with him.

Aslen
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM


Seriously..... How DARE they not throw huge parties,m and instead help a fellow frat brother out? THE NERVE!

Quoting tscritch:

 Damn fratboys and their crazy antics!!!

That is awesome of them!!!



Aslen
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Dafaq?? Transgendered doesn't mean gay. Why would they have to watch out??


Quoting tambrathegreat:

good for these guys.  But they better watch out, they might have to shower with him.



Jenniy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Those guys are wonderful friends. :)
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tscritch
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

 I know!!! I think they will be kicked out of the frat union!! Helping, kindness, generosity, charity....what are they teaching these kids at this college?

Quoting Aslen:

 

Seriously..... How DARE they not throw huge parties,m and instead help a fellow frat brother out? THE NERVE!

Quoting tscritch:

 Damn fratboys and their crazy antics!!!

That is awesome of them!!!

 

 

 

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