He may not be wearing a skintight suit, but Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan is becoming a real life superhero.
The 31-year-old actor, who plays Winn Schott on Supergirl, recently plead to fans on Facebook for help in raising money to rescue his cousin from conversion therapy camp. The entire scenario plays like the plot of many superhero story lines — a highly intelligent, ambitious young women captured and held against her will.
His cousin, Sarah, seems like a pretty super girl herself. At only 17-years-old, Jordan says she is in the top 10 percent of her class, a cross-country athlete, a member of the National Honor Society as well as debate team participant.
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To cover the legal expenses associated with attempting to free Sarah, Jordan created a GoFundMe campaign where he released a short statement regarding the situation.
“Like any high school kids in a relationship, Sarah, and her girlfriend wanted to go to prom together. But when they did that, Sarah’s parents, who believe that homosexuality is a sin and abnormal, sent Sarah away against her will to an East Texas Christian boarding facility for troubled teens to “pray away the gay.”
He continued his message by critiquing this form of “therapy” and Sarah’s need to be surrounded by those who love her.
“Not only does this type of “therapy” not work, mental health professionals from organizations like the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have found it to be psychologically damaging, especially for minors. And Sarah has been told that she must stay in this facility for a whole year.
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So instead of being surrounded by friends and extended family who love and support Sarah for who she is, she’ll be isolated in a place where the fact that she is gay is treated as a sin and an illness. Instead of preparing for college and competing in the state debate tournament, she’ll be doing forced labor every day and enduring Bible-based “therapy” for her “disease.”
She is not allowed phone calls or email or any form of computer communication. She is also not allowed visitors and cannot leave the property. She is completely cut off from the outside world. She tried to run away, but was caught by the staff and returned to the facility.”
A hearing is set for July, so you have time to help Jordan save Sarah by donating here! We can all be heroes today by helping Sarah escape!