Earlier today, I reported on a 20 year-old man in Georgia who found verbal and physical abuse in coming out to his family.
The good news appears to be that good-hearted strangers are opening their wallets to help young Daniel avoid being homeless with a GoFundMe campaign that, at this writing, has raised over $27K.
The story began with the posting of a video made by Daniel as he tried to address coming out to his family.
On Facebook, Daniel Ashley Pierce posted this yesterday:
“What a day…. i thought that waking up at 9:48 and being 15 mins late to work was going to be the biggest problem today. but i didn’t know that my biggest problem was going to be getting disowned and kicked out of my home of almost twenty years. to add insult to injury my step mother punched me in the face repeatedly with my grandmother cheering her along. i am still in complete shock and disbelief….”
Daniel added to the original Facebook video thread "Physically i am okay my step mother did a number on my face and lip but its not worth me worrying about."
I have to say "thank you" to the almost 1K people who found a few dollars to help a young man out.
That's my tribe.