He even got users on the website Mumsnet to mass email the lottery in an attempt to stop any aid from being provided to the support group and has made claims that the group gives "untested drugs" to children, despite the fact that it is a SUPPORT GROUP and not a clinic.
.@Glinner is urging @MumsnetTowers users to pressure @BigLotteryFund to take money away from @Mermaids_Gender, a vitally important charity for young people and their families. My childhood would have been far less difficult with them. Let Big Lottery know if you feel the same way pic.twitter.com/VTzRd2s8oy— Paris Lees (@parislees) December 16, 2018
Anyway, people are obviously appalled at this disgusting transphobic behavior from a straight male hasbeen who claims to be doing this all to "protect women". Enter Youtuber and Twitch streamer Hbomberguy, who decided to stream himself playing Donkey Kong 64 until he reaches 101% completion while collecting money for the charity.
The stream began quietly but quickly picked up steam, attracting such verified big names to the voice chat as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chelsea Manning and several game designers. Even Cher re-tweeted about it!
It was great popping in and chatting with you all 👾 thanks for inviting me! https://t.co/pGnDr99VNo— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019
Grant Kirkhope, the original composer for Donkey Kong 64 showed up to provide support yesterday and said "Trans Rights" in a Donkey Kong voice and it OWNED:
I’ll try and join in with @Hbomberguy later ..... I’m out with the family 😀😀— Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) January 20, 2019
Matilda's Mara Wilson stopped by the voice chat
Mythbuster's Adam Savage voiced his support
Absolutely! What a great cause. https://t.co/4gCDk0sAkz— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) January 21, 2019
Host of PBS show Its Lit! Lindsay Ellis appeared on the voice chat
The official Glaad account
So glad to have been part of the moment of CHAOS on @Hbomberguy's amazing stream. Thank you to everyone who supported the stream and trans rights!— Cassandra, Pudgy Nobody (@ChrisWarcraft) January 21, 2019
In addition to these famous/political/industry people, the voice chat included trans men and women from around the world. Many spoke of the isolation they felt growing up and how much difference a support group would have made in their lives. OP teared up many times.
The stream is currently still going as I type this and has raised over $280,000! Edit: Stream is over and raised over 300k! Links:
the charity stream
A special treat for the Graham Linehan fans in the comments, a clip from the IT Crowd where a trans woman, played by a cis actress and repeatedly shown in a masculine way throughout the episode,gets beaten up
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OP is shook at the Youtuber and LPer and political worlds colliding! Also, I'm very sorry for any typos, I have been awake for almost 12 hours. I will add more celebs as they appear (!)
*RESUBMITTED WITH MORE VERIFIEDS AND FIXED A SOURCE