‘You have chosen that path, we will not support you any longer,’ a mother is heard saying.
‘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 fight between mother and son escalates, with the son being called a ‘piece of shit’ and ‘damned queer’ before he is hit several times.
The video cuts.
The boy in the video, filmed last year, is Daniel Ashley-Pierce from Kennesaw, Georgia who captured a candid video of his family disowning him.
The video went viral, being seen over 8 million times on YouTube.
People came to his aid, donating $95,000 (€84,000) on GoFundMe, giving him the huge amount for him to start his new life.
Now one year later, Ashley-Pierce was able to find a place to rent and pay for his medical bills (including the cost of hearing aids) now his parents dropped him from their insurance plan.
He also donated thousands to Lost-n-Found Youth, a shelter for homeless LGBTI children. He also began volunteering, working to help kids who find themselves from the people they thought would look after them.
Ashley-Pierce has not seen his family since the night he filmed that video. Funnily enough, he doesn’t regret that at all.