help out a recently homeless gay transmale couple by donating (all donations go towards food and gas money to keep warm in this cold winter!) for handmade hemp things or just cheering us up with some posi vibes!
hey friends! i’ve created this page to hold a quick summary of our situation and to host our new donation button!
so, to start and for those who don’t know who i am or what has been going on, my name is skylar. i’m twenty-two years old and a transgender male.
recently my boyfriend (who is also transmale) and i, along with our chihuahua pup dawson, became homeless due to our having to leave a dangerous and transphobic environment when our housemate found out my transgender status almost two weeks ago. there was a confrontation and my boyfriend was hurt trying to block her from me, but it was only a small injury to his leg luckily and apart from that and the ongoing verbal abuse/threats, no other physical harm was done.
the three of us have been living in our car since then and while we feel quite positive and content with the simplicity of things, a small, cramped two door pontiac g5 is not an ideal “home” for two adult guys and a chihuahua. i put “home” in quotations because home for me is anywhere that dakota and dawson happen to be, but the car is currently our home as well as each other.
a week before this happened, we spent the last of our savings to get our car fixed (thankfully!) by getting new headlights, tail lights, and brakes along with oil change, etc as we, of course, were not anticipating this to happen. so we don’t have enough money left to rent anywhere.
you can read more about that here and here which are two posts i have made in the past near two weeks talking about the situation.
you can also track our adventures in our homeless tag as well as by following me on instagram (@imsorrycameron).
i made a post for us on the transhousingnetwork which can be found here. unfortunately, there has been no such luck yet with finding shelter for ourselves and our pup!
we do each have part time jobs and are donating plasma, but money isn’t lasting very long in this cold winter as we spend more on gas than anything else as we have to use gas to run the heat to regulate the temperature as we try to sleep in parking lots around our town.
our tax refunds should arrive in the next 3-4 weeks and we can use that to rent a place or relocate to a different state that hopefully will have better laws about protecting the rights of transgender folks (our current county does not recognize this discrimination!) but for now we are just trying to get out of our car/the cold.
we have had many folks, friends and friendly strangers alike, say that they would donate a few bucks if we had a donate button set up for those who do not have a pay pal, so after mulling it over a few days we decided to give it a go, ‘cause why not!?
the way i figure, $2.12 will buy us both dinner and if someone has some spare cash and wish to spread the wealth, then i will humbly accept.
not only that, but to all who choose to donate, we are planning to mail out handmade hemp things once we are back on our feet and settled in 2-3 months, just in time for summer! keychains, wristlets, and necklaces, woo!
so if you can find it in your heart to spare a couple dollars (and get an awesome handmade hemp gift in return at a later date!), we would greatly appreciate it!
click here to be redirected to the donations page (which goes straight into my paypal) and there you can either use your own paypal to donate or for those who don’t have one, there’s a nifty option to use a bank/debit/credit card!
or just click the big donate button on the sidebar of my blog! it will also redirect you. :]
if you have paypal and would rather just use my email to donate (those who have paypal will know what i mean ;]), the email for that is email@example.com.
as always please feel free to contact me via my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or askbox if you have any questions, want more information, or just wanna chat/send along some good vibes!
thank you to all of our friends, followers, and supporters for the incredible kind messages, support, and for reaching out to us!
posi vibes, mad hugs, and much love,
- skylar, dakota, and dawson the chihuahua!
p.s. signal boost? :]
*EDIT* we live in frederick, maryland!
**EDIT** i believe i have fixed the clickable donate link in this post. thank you to those who brought the issue to my attention!