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Pay it 4ward: Trans woman thanked for being a community advocate, helping homeless

Brittany Costello
Updated: January 27, 2020 10:26 PM
Created: January 27, 2020 04:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Bunnie Cruise is someone who is not afraid to be herself.

“She's just so giving, so her heart, her soul—everything about her is just so warm. She's just a good person all around,” said Angel Gurule.


Gurule first met Bunnie eight years ago when she was looking for sponsors to help homeless families on Christmas. Since then, Gurule has watched Bunnie dip her toes into just about everything from advocating for the LGBT community to helping people on the streets.

Bunnie also puts together “Bunnie Bags”, which are food-filled bags that she sends home with people who are hungry.

“I know she’s had a hard life and that's probably why. She doesn't want to see other people go through what she has and she's definitely made an impact on our community,” Gurule said.

Bunnie spends countless hours on Facebook reaching out to people for help or donations so she can continue to serve more people.

Bunnie said it’s the community that serves as her inspiration.

“I’ve been that person,” she said. “I’ve been homeless and on the streets when I was in active addiction.”

She said the Pay it 4ward money will go toward fixing her car so she can get back on the road to serve more people in need.

“We're lucky to have her in this community,” Gurule said. “I couldn’t imagine an Albuquerque without Bunnie.”

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