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After 22-Year-Old Trans Man's Parents Refuse To Claim His Body, His Chosen Family Steps Up ❤️

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

Donations will give a trans student whose remains went unclaimed his "final dignity."

A 22-year-old transgender student at City College of San Francisco took his own life on July 2nd. Two weeks later, Daine Grey's body had still not been claimed by his estranged parents. (Before his death, Grey had told friends they had disowned him). 

When Grey’s friends and fellow members of CCSF’s LGBTQ community found out his body had not yet been claimed after 10 days, they decided to step in, creating a GoFundMe page to raise funds for a funeral. 

What they received back in short order was an outpouring of love and kindness— raising more than $20,000 in less than 48 hours, surpassing their early goal of $17,000 and even attracting the attention and platform of Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson.