- This season on “Queer Eye” fans were touched by the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux.
- Guilbeaux said her family disowned her when she came out to them as a lesbian and as a result, she experienced financial hardship.
- Guilbeaux was studying computer science at the University of Kansas, but “had to drop out due to debt.”
- Through GoFundMe, fans have raised over $US90,000 to help Guilbeaux pay off her debt.
- She will also be able to go back to school.
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Season 3, Episode 5 of “Queer Eye” stood out to fans. The episode charts the journey of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux.
In the episode, Guilbeaux said her family disowned her when she came out to them as a lesbian and as a result, she experienced financial hardship. Guilbauex was the first lesbian to be featured on the franchise.
“Jess Guilbeaux, from Queer Eye Season 3, Episode 5, is a strong, black lesbian woman,” a GoFundMe page for her reads. “When she came out to her adoptive family at 16, they threw her out and she’s been on her own financially ever since.”
Guilbeaux attended the University of Kansas to study computer science, “but had to drop out due to debt.”
Compelled by her story, a “Queer Eye” fan, who says they do not know Guilbeaux, created a GoFundMe page to help the woman.
“Let’s send this smart and strong woman back to college to complete what she began and give her the future she deserves,” Vanessa Gamet, the campaign organiser, wrote.
At the time of this post, the GoFundMe has raised over $US94,000 of its $US100,000 goal. Gamet said that she has since turned over the page and proceeds to Guilbeaux.
“I wanted to update everyone on what your wonderful gifts have helped me do and my process to getting back to school: I have paid off all my student loans!!” Guilbeaux wrote in an update.
The 23-year-old Kansas woman said she will be able to back to school because of the money raised.
“I’m so excited and ready to continue my education with a fresh new start,” she continued “Thank you so, so, so much for everything!”
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