GoFundMe has shut down the efforts of parents attempting to raise money to display billboards that say "puberty is not a medical condition," saying the fundraiser violated its user rules.
A fundraising effort, inspired by a Los Angeles-area father of a gender-confused teenage daughter, has been shut down by GoFundMe for violating its user rules. The funds raised were being used to put billboards up that say "puberty is not a medical condition," like the one the father put up near West Hollywood.
The father spoke to The Christian Post on conditions of anonymity.
The billboard put up in California for one month says: "Your child is learning about gender identity in school. Puberty is not a medical condition. Get the Facts. Read this book."
Next to the message is the cover of the book "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters" by Wall Street Journal contributor Abigail Shrier.
GoFundMe's terms of service claims the platform has "sole discretion" to determine "an abuse of power or in support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to ... sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression."
After learning that his GoFundMe page had been removed with no specific response from the crowdfunding site, the father received messages from those who had contributed. GoFundMe sent notices saying it would be returning their donations, which ranged from $10 to $500.
"They're all in bed with this blanket gender ideology," the father said of GoFundMe's and other large companies' moves against anyone who is skeptical of transgender activists' claims. "The majority of these girls [documented in Shrier's book] ... are anxious, depressed, sometimes autistic, and many times same-sex attracted. They are not transgender. It is mind-boggling that lesbian and gay teens are being led down this path that they are transgender. In essence, it is gay conversion therapy."
The father plans on using a different crowdfunding site called GoGetFunding, which launches on Friday.
The new effort to fund other billboards explains: "In one week, we received a great deal of support and began a fundraiser with GoFundMe to launch a national campaign, but it was removed without explanation. We landed here and will begin again."