Queer Eye fundraiser to send Jess back to college is restoring our faith in humanity

Queer Eye fans have set up a GoFundMe page for Jess Guilbeaux (Picture: Netflix)

Queer Eye fans are proving they’re best ever by setting up a fundraiser to send Jess Guilbeaux to college.

Jess, 23, starred in the fifth episode of season three with the Fab Five helping to transform her life into the ‘strong, black lesbian’ she wanted to be, however they weren’t able to raise enough money to send her back to university.

So of course, viewers have worked their magic.

The self-professed ‘lumberjack lesbian’ was kicked out of her home by her parents when she came out at the tender age of 16 and was later forced to drop out of education due to increasing debts.

Jess was forced to drop out of college due to mounting debts (Picture: Netflix)

Fans have now stepped in to help, having set up a GoFundMe page in Jess’s honour with a target of $100,000.



‘She [Jess] started taking classes at the University of Kansas as a Computer Science major but had to drop out due to debt,’ reads the page description, ‘Let’s send this smart and strong woman back to college to complete what she began and give her the future she deserves.’

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So far an impressive $35,490 has been raised in just four days, with a number of messages of support.

One person wrote: ‘Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. Watching Jess not be accepted for who she is and losing the support of her family is unconscionable. I had my family’s support and I want to pass it on. She is worthy!!!’

Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘My family and I have donated because we were incredibly moved by the episode on Queer Eye about Jess.

‘We think she is an unbelievably amazing strong black lesbian woman. She is so incredibly inspiring.’

Jess has confirmed to Metro.co.uk that she has full control of the GoFundMe account.

Queer Eye is available to stream on Netflix.

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