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Help send Tenzin to Camp Aranu'tiq!
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Help send ABQ PRIDE'S 2013 YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recipient, Tenzin, to camp!

Tenzin Gio Malaika Huisman, 8 years old, is a shining example of courage. His willingness to be himself no matter the odds has been inspiring to all those around him. He ...
Help send ABQ PRIDE'S 2013 YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recipient, Tenzin, to camp!

Tenzin Gio Malaika Huisman, 8 years old, is a shining example of courage. His willingness to be himself no matter the odds has been inspiring to all those around him. He has always stood for truth and authenticity. He has chosen to come out as transgender in his life because as he told his mother, "Mama, I feel like I'm lying and I want to tell the truth." He not only lives with integrity in his family and community but also in very public ways. Tenzin has shared his story with public audiences on television and has also been the first to successfully gain the right to compete as a transgender boy in USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitions.

From Tenzin's Mother:

Tenzin will be attending Camp Aranu'tiq June 29th - July 6th and in order for it to happen I am going to need help funding this adventure for him.

Camp Aranu'tiq is a week long, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8 - 15, with locations in New England and California. It's a place where life experiences are shared and lifelong friendships are made. for more info: http://www.camparanutiq.org/

It is my hope that you and/or your organizations would be willing to join our effort as donors and sponsors. One way that you may be able to help is to be willing to cover the cost of one aspect of this trip like airfare, car rental, camp fee, etc. Contact us directly for details on any particular budget item you may want to help cover.

Another possibility is to be a matching donor who matches up to a certain cash amount of donations.

We will be fundraising primarily through Facebook and face-to-face in the community.

Any other ideas that you have or other ways that you could be involved would be fantastic.

The following organizations have already graciously joined our efforts as sponsors:
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living

I truly appreciate all the support the community has already given Tenzin and our family and I thank you in advance for your help with Camp Aranu'tiq.

With love and gratitude,
one proud mama!
Amani Malaika
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