Daine GreyAge 22
2 Jul 2018
San Francisco, California (USA)
Daine died by suicide. His parents disowned him and refused to claim his body.
A Gofundme page was set up to cover funeral expenses and raised over $17,000 in less than 40 hours.
Daine passed away on 7/2. Daine’s parents are refusing to claim his body because he is trans. If you can help donate to give him a funeral that would be appreciated. He deserves a beautiful ceremony. Please RT.
On 7/2/18 Daine Grey 22 yo trans queer student from CCSF, took his life. His parents disowned him; according to the coroner still hasn't responded to their calls to come claim his body. We need the greater community to help fund Daine’s burial expenses."
The friend who organised a crowdfunder to pay for the funeral of trans student Daine Grey, who is believed to have taken his own life, has spoken to PinkNews about the outpouring of the love and support the campaign has received – smashing its $17,000 target in just 40 hours.
“If you look at the picture that I posted (above), I took that picture, that basically sums [him] up. He was proud of who he was,” Lady Katerina tells PinkNews from San Francisco.
“Even though he struggled with depression, even though he struggled with physical disabilities and other health problems, he was just trying to make life better for himself.”
The community leader is talking about the photo of Grey, happily posing with a Pride flag, which she used on the GoFundMe page she set up to fundraise enough money to pay for his funeral. She says that she took the photo because it was his “Supergay Daine Day.”