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Furry gamer SonicFox comes out as non-binary, says they will ‘finally explore ‘true identity’

Nick Duffy September 4, 2019
Mortal Kombat pro Sonic Fox raised $22,000 for LGBT+ charities

Mortal Kombat pro Sonic Fox recently raised $22,000 for LGBT+ charities

Esports champion SonicFox has come out as non-binary.

The five-time Evolution Championship Series champion, one of the most popular professional online gamers, came out on Twitter on September 3.

They wrote: “Hey ya’ll! I’ve been thinking critically about myself these last couple of months, and my entire life perspective on how I look. The more I reflect on my pass and likes the more this makes sense to me.

“With that being said, I’m coming out as a Non-Binary Man! (He/They) please!”

SonixFox: I’ve always felt ridicules for liking feminine things

In a Twitter thread, they explained: “I’ve always thought of myself as 50% masc and 50% feminine. But I always felt ridiculed and made fun of for liking the more feminine things of life.”

SonicFox, real name Dominique McLean, continued: “When I look at myself in the mirror and visualizing the ideal me, I keep seeing myself with this androgynous appearance. I was too nervous and shy to try women or feminine clothing.

SonicFox: Dominique 'SonicFox' McLean attends The 2018 Game Awards at Microsoft Theater on December 06, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean attends The 2018 Game Awards at Microsoft Theater on December 06, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

“But I feel I am ready to conquer this shyness and start trying out new clothes and stuff that really feels like -me- ya know?

“I love the monochrome look and have always had a fascination in cardigans shawls long black leather gloves etc. Hell even makeup!

“I’m gonna try on jewelry, Ima try piercings, etc etc, the whole nine yards! I wanna completely overhaul how I generally present myself to the world, and have this new attire that I think feels right. To really express the true -me-.

“I’ll be shopping very soon and may end up looking hella different than I usually do at tournaments, so stay tuned for that!!”

SonicFox prefers He/they pronouns

Explaining which pronouns they use, SonicFox explained: “And in time I could see myself dropping the He/Him pronouns.

“I cannot tell if I am genderfluid or not, but I feel identifying as a cis-man just isn’t too right.

“I definitely know I don’t feel like a woman either, but something in between like He/They spectrum I feel fits me most.”

The queer gamer recently raised $22,000 for LGBT+ youth with a 72-hour Mortal Kombat livestream.

The fighting game pro was raising money for The Trevor Project, which advocates for LGBT+ young people and runs a confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Fans donated more than $22,000 over the course of the three-day livestream, as he played through the story modes of Mortal Kombat 9, 10 and 11, as well as Injustice 1 and 2.

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