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Cameron Esposito Raised Thousands For Trans Lifeline After Mike Huckabee's Awful Tweet

By Stephen Gossett in News on Feb 6, 2017 5:50PM

Cameron Esposito / Facebook

Here’s some Monday uplift for you. When former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee dropped a loathsome, transphobic tweet on Saturday evening, formerly Chicago-based comedian Cameron Esposito seized the moment to rally financial support for the Trans Lifeline.

Huckabee on Saturday night followed President Donald Trump’s lead by making light of Senator Chuck Schumer, who got choked up at the memory of the Holocaust, which took the lives of Schumer’s great-grandmother and seven of her children. Schumer was “cast in lead role for remake of Boys Don't Cry," Huckabee cracked, to the delight of no one with a soul.

But Esposito quickly twisted some altruistic lemonade from such nonsense, rallying folks on social media to donate to the Trans Lifeline, a support network for transgender people in crisis. (Boys Don’t Cry is a biopic of Brandon Teena, a trans man who was viciously murdered in 1993.)

The donations kept pouring in over the weekend, and as of Monday morning, the campaign had pulled in over $18,000 for Trans Lifeline.

Contributions can still be made here if you'd like to give to a good cause—and further give Huckabee a well-deserved tweak in the process.