Fourteen-year-old transgender teenager Asher Doyle has mounted an online fundraising campaign to help him raise the funds needed to pay for tuition at an LGBT-friendly Quaker boarding school in Asheville.

Doyle, whose mother is supportive but whose father has been absent from his childhood, has already been given a $10,000 scholarship from the Arthur Morgan School. Officials there presented Doyle with the scholarship when they heard about the fundraising campaign.

Doyle recently returned from a visit to the school and has decided it is the perfect place to continue his academic studies in a safe and nurturing environment.

To pay for the full cost of the scholarship, Doyle needs about $7,000 more.

Watch Asher’s story via YouTube video below. Learn more or donate toward the cause here.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.