Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise $90,000 for Kansas woman
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she’s a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show “Queer Eye” has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans.
The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux attempting to put herself through college at the University of Kansas before dropping out due to debt. It led a supporter to set up a GoFundMe last month, with a goal of raising $100,000 to “Send Jess Back to College!” More than $90,000 has been raised so far.
GoFundMe spokesperson Aja Shepherd told The Wichita Eagle reports that Guilbeaux managed to pay off her loans thanks to the generosity of people around the world. The university declined to comment.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com