Watch: One family’s awful reaction to a child coming out, and the internet’s amazing response
This video shows one family’s awful reaction to their child coming out as gay, during which he is kicked out of his home and physically abused.
Featured in the video is 19-year-old Daniel, brought up in a religious household, who tells his parents that he is gay.
On doing so, he is hit, shouted at and told he must move out. He said he was called a “damned queer” and a “piece of shit”.
“I believe in the word of God. And God creates nobody that way, it is a path that you have chosen,” his mother says.
“Since you have chosen that path, we will not support you any longer. You will need to move out and find wherever you can to live and do you want to. I will not let people believe I condone what you do.”
The video was posted to Reddit by Daniel’s boyfriend, username rhythmknight, with the message: “My boyfriend got kicked out of his home and disowned yesterday. It’s been a really traumatic experience for him, and I feel so terrible and angry that this happened.
“Fortunately, he’s living with a friend for now. Seems like he can be there long-term until he’s able to support himself.
“I’m so sad that so many people have to go something like this. For any of you that have, what’s the best way I can support him?”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with living costs of the teenager, and at time of publication had raised $19,440 (£11,718).