Fraternity boys are notorious for their keggers and testosterone filled antics — they’re often known as girl-chasing dude-bros. They’re those guys you roll your eyes at. But this story isn’t about any of that. This story is about a frat called Phi Alpha Tau debunking all those stereotypes and being awesome. Really awesome.
Donnie Collins is a 20-year-old student at Emerson College in Boston. He is a transgendered individual currently transitioning from female to male — and his frat is making his journey possible.
After being declined for insurance to cover his top-removal surgery (a procedure that reduces breast tissue to make a chest flat) — Collins was in a financial bind to move forward with his transition.
But the Phi Alpha Tau members jumped in and launched a campaign on Indiegogo.com, a fundraising website, that aimed to raise the $8,100 for the procedure scheduled for May.
“We see Donnie as a brother and we want to support him in this endeavor,” Phi Alpha Tau Chapter President Jon Allen told WBZ-TV.
The response was excellent and the results were great as they managed to raise more than $18,000, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. It appears as though Collins will be all set to continue his journey this spring.
It seems the members of Phi Alpha Tau are all about defying those negative stereotypes about fraternities. In fact, on their website, they describe themselves as a ”professional communicative arts fraternity.”
Turns out frat boys can be pretty wonderful. We like that.
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