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Pitt student seeks donations after parents cut her off for her sexuality

The Huffington Post UK and the New York Daily News took notice when Kate Koenig, a would-be sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, set up a GoFundMe page to raise $15,000 after her parents cut her off and refused to co-sign loans for her schooling because she identifies as both gay and pansexual. 

Koenig was unintentionally outed when her father looked through her mail before the start of her freshmen year and was able to attend her first two semesters at Pitt as they were already paid for. Koenig has been blogging and posting YouTube videos about her struggles since last September with the hashtag #KeepKateInCollege. 

Since creating her page last Wednesday, Koenig has received more than $7,000 in donations and countless messages of support. 

“Going to Pitt is a dream of mine and I couldn't bear the thought of not being able to stay there,” Koenig writes.
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