We are a trans couple in Arkansas looking for safety. We plan to move to Seattle, where we would be safer and my partner could find work in her field.
We are at $1,000!!!! Thank you all so much for your help! I'm literally crying!!!!
Eurydice is a 30 year old trans man that has lived in Arkansas his whole life. He loves art, poetry, and his cat Milo. He is also the one you will see in all of the photos and videos
Emilia is a young trans woman who has been living in Arkansas for most of her life. Not a lot of information about her will be shared on here because she is not out. If her family was to find out she was trans she would not be safe. What I can tell you is that she works in the mental health field and plans to keep doing so to help as many people as she can, regardless of identity.
Sir Milo Fitzgerald is the head of our household. He is an 8 year old cat that was saved by Eurydice when he was still a kitten. He has reluctantly agreed to allow the family to move, but he is not happy about it. He loves naps, watching the bird feeder, and stealing his Dad's heated blanket.
Emilia and I meet on a dating app during the pandemic. I was already out as a trans man and she was still finding herself. We originally went into this just being friends, but quickly found that we work well together. We both have a similar background and beliefs, but disagree just enough to not have our house be an echo chamber.
Honestly, I don't know what I would do without her. Back in 2021 I got Covid and my health has been declining rapidly ever since. She has been my support and my partner this entire time. She has worked hard to make sure we are both supported and safe. I'm doing this campaign because of her. Because she deserves to live freely as herself.
For those of you who may not know, Arkansas is one of the worst states to live in if you are trans. While we live in a semi safe area, my partner can't leave the house without getting called a slur. The laws in our area are scary and are expected to only get worse. Emilia's mental health is failing rapidly as she pretend to be someone who she is not just to stay alive.
Recently, my information got into a hate group. I have always been out, but now I am a target. I don't know what all they have of me, but the cyber bullying has been brutal. This has made us realize that we need to leave as quickly as possible. We were going to wait until we saved up enough money and she found a job, however we do not know if we are safe in our home anymore.
Even if you can't donate there is still so much that needs to be done! If you could share this page, tell your friends, and comment to give us support that would be amazing. Learn about any anti lqbtgia+ laws in your area and please call your reps to tell them that this is not okay. I have faith that most people aren't terrible, they just don't understand.
Lastly, you can help the most by taking care of yourself. It can be super stressful seeing all of the hate in the world. Please take care of yourself, get therapy if you can, and try to allow yourself to be happy. You can not help anyone if you are also drowning.
I took a break cause my mental health crashed for a bit, but I'm back at it. We are so close to moving! Right now we are working on getting a deposit together so we can secure a place. Anything helps!
Also, here is a cute picture of Milo.
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