The group behind a popular summer camp for trans and gender non-binary youngsters has called for funding ahead of two planned trips later this year.
Gendered Intelligence hopes to get 70 trans and gender non-binary campers to Essex for the trips, but needs to raise £12,000 ($15,900,€14,400) in funds it make it happen.
A Crowdfunding page can be found here.
The non-profit organization has hosted the camp for young people aged 11-24 once a year year since 2010.
The camp looks to remove issues around the typical gender segregation at other camping residential for young people. This year, it was inundated with requests, receiving 134 applications for the 70 spaces available.
At the time if writing, £4,784 (or 39%) has been raised of the £12,000 target, from 173 backers. There are 29 days left to make a donation.
Gendered Intelligence director Dr Jay. Stewart said: ‘A few years ago one of our young members described the camping trip as “a little bit of paradise”. This has always stayed me – partly because it’s wonderful to know that Gendered Intelligence is providing such valuable experiences, but also because it motivates me and the team who are working hard to make society more trans-inclusive.
‘Because at the end of the day, going camping should be fun no doubt, but “paradise”? It points out to me that everyday life for young trans people is generally difficult. So in the meantime, until we make the world more intelligent about gender, let’s go camping.’
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