Gay Teen, Daniel Pierce, Reflects On Being Disowned By His Family One Year Later

  • metta

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    Oct 01, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
    Gay Teen Reflects On Being Disowned By His Family One Year Later


    http://www.newnownext.com/gay-teen-reflects-on-being-disowned-by-his-family-one-year-later/09/2015/
  • tazzari

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    Oct 01, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    Good for him, and more power to him. No one should have to live in such a toxic family.
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    Oct 01, 2015 9:38 PM GMT
    I'm happy for him that he had the strength to survive (and perhaps thrive?) Evil religious nuts like his parents should really use contraception and not bring children into their miserable lives. I hope he has the good sense to erase them from his life and memory.

    Does anyone know of a national charity that assists gay kids kicked out of their families? It wold certainly serve a need.
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    Oct 02, 2015 12:43 PM GMT
    I don't recall what led to there being a "stepmom" but if *anywhere* in there a divorce was involved, we have the usual case of "You're Gay, God says it's wrong" but "Divorce is OK, even though God says its wrong because I'm ok with it"

    sigh
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Oct 02, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    metta saidGay Teen Reflects On Being Disowned By His Family One Year Later


    http://www.newnownext.com/gay-teen-reflects-on-being-disowned-by-his-family-one-year-later/09/2015/


    He was fortunate that he had a place to immediately go to--the enterprising boyfriend, who set up the fund that grew into thousands of dollars.

    Then he got the job with the law firm.

    VERY fortunate indeed...
  • tazzari

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    Oct 02, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
    Evil religious nuts like his parents should really use contraception and not bring children into their miserable lives.

    Too bad some sort of reverse contraception doesn't exist; or a parentechtomy.
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    Oct 02, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    Happy to hear
    I remember immediately donating and how my heart soared as the account grew larger and larger. I am; however, a little out of sorts as to why they are down playing the amount of money--"thousands"?
    It was hundreds of thousands as in he/they closed the account when it hit 5 hundred thousand.
    I would have like to see it reach a Million or more.
    I also said at the time: "his family will sue for some of it". So I guess I underestimated his loving family.
  • Sincityfan

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    Oct 03, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
    Why hasn't he appeared on Ellen?
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    Oct 03, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    The parents are shit people. But that kid is obviously a drama queen too. If I were trapped in a room with him for more than 5 minutes I'd chew my arm off.
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    Oct 05, 2015 8:52 AM GMT
    I'm sorry and all for him being disowned. That video was really fucked up. But I'm not sorry and he's kinda a little fucking asshole for opening that gofundme shit and getting over a quarter million dollars off it.

    I was kicked out. But I didn't go and start a go fund me, I went and got a job and even though I dropped out, I went to school to try and better myself I don't end up like the majority of young black men in jail, or in a gang or succumb to sexual or drug abuse.

    He should use that money and donate it to LGBT centers or open a shelter in whatever town he lives in for LGBT youth who were kicked out.
  • mizu5

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    Oct 06, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    Boaxy saidI'm sorry and all for him being disowned. That video was really fucked up. But I'm not sorry and he's kinda a little fucking asshole for opening that gofundme shit and getting over a quarter million dollars off it.

    I was kicked out. But I didn't go and start a go fund me, I went and got a job and even though I dropped out, I went to school to try and better myself I don't end up like the majority of young black men in jail, or in a gang or succumb to sexual or drug abuse.

    He should use that money and donate it to LGBT centers or open a shelter in whatever town he lives in for LGBT youth who were kicked out.
    He did donate a lot.

    What makes him an asshole? His Boyfriend started the gofundme, and no one FORCED anyone to donate the many hundreds of thousands of dollars he got. People chose to. How does that make him an asshole?

    Sorry you didn't think to do it yourself.
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    Oct 06, 2015 10:41 PM GMT
    That's not what I thought.

    From what I knew, at the time the video was shot he was single.

    And I remember going on the gofundme page and it had a link to the youtube video and it also said asking for rent and living expenses.

    So to me it seemed like he posted the page.

    But I still meant what I typed,

    I'm just not a huge fan of crowd funding and how usually the stuff that people should be giving money to, people aren't/

    A video on youtube of a first grade girl being made fun of by her friends on the bus because her nose is too big, a crowd funding page opens up and she gets tens of thousands of dollars so she can have a nose job.

    Yet you have people in dire situations, homeless people laid off, children being abused living in third world countries, disabled veterans, no community programs. Money can't go to that.

    I didn't think of it, because I don't believe in that.

    I had a friend and she opened up a page like that to pay off her bills. SMH.