Header photo via Planting Peace

An openly transgender eight-year-old girl, Avery Jackson, has spearheaded the "Transgender House:" a $70,000 safe haven in Topeka, Kansas, backed by Planting Peace, in which trans people can celebrate themselves and feel accepted.

The Transgender House--painted in the colors of the transgender flag--sits next to the "Rainbow House"; both were built intentionally across from the compound of the infamously anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church.

'Transgender House' (right) painted in the colors of the Transgender Flag, next to 'Equality House'

'Transgender House,' which opened on Sunday, marks a physical territory for the trans community in the area to feel pride and equality in opposition to the WBC's toxic criticisms.

Avery was inspired a year ago to open one specifically dedicated to the transgender public, which is still greatly lacking in representation.

The old-soul youngster released a statement about her pride and hopes:

"I (feel) so happy and proud to be transgender... I wish people weren't afraid of transgender people. I'm not a monster. I'm not scary. I just want to be treated like every other human.

The $70K project was mostly funded by charitable developer Michael Dunn, who upon hearing about Jackson's objectives to promote trans equality, reasoned, "If I had a kid that was transgender I would want a place that would celebrate them and accept them... That's just not available in this country and it should be."

Avery posing in front of 'Transgender House' with her mom and brother

Watch Avery talk about her peaceful sanctuary.


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