Trans exchange student needs a new host home

Posted on 22 Sep 2014 at 12:21pm

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Yvette Coffman from Share said the exchange student has a new place to live with a family active in the LGBT community who saw the post in Dallas Voice.

“He’s very happy,” Coffman said. “It’s a good fit.”

He began school this week and loves his new school, Coffman said.

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Share High School Exchange called this morning looking for a new host home for a transgender exchange student.

The 16-year-old student from Germany was removed from his host home after he sent pictures of the house to his exchange organization in Germany.

“The house was filthy and inappropriate for a student,” Yvette Coffman from Share said.

She said they’re looking for a kind, loving environment for the student.

“He’s an A student who wants to be a doctor,” Coffman said.

She said he’s great with other kids in the house and with animals. He has his own medical and dental insurance. Families participate in the program voluntarily and do not receive compensation for hosting.

Coffman described the student as wonderful and said a good host family will have a great year with him in their household.

She also said his being trans had nothing to do with his being removed from the home. In Germany, he attends Catholic school where he transitioned. OK, once he’s settled, I want to tell that story and make sure our local bishop sees it.

The student was in school in Azle, but Coffman said they are looking for a host family anywhere in the DFW area and he will attend school locally wherever they find an appropriate host home.

For more information, contact the Share office at 214-366-4678 or email Yvette Coffman.

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