A gay teenager has received more than £50,000 (N14,000,000) in donations after releasing shocking footage that allegedly shows family members attacking him.
Daniel Pierce, 19, claims he has been disowned by his family after they confronted him about being gay and arguments and violence broke out.
Daniel, from Georgia in the United States, said his family staged a “pray the gay away” intervention but he decided to secretly turn his camera on and record what happened.
The video, titled ‘How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay’, has so far got more than 3.4 million hits in just three days.
It allegedly shows the moment a woman, believed to be his mother, disowns him because he is gay.
The woman says: “No, you can deny it all you want to but I believe in the word of God, and God creates nobody that way. It’s a path that you have chosen to choose.
“You believe it the way you want to believe it because I cannot change that part.”
When Daniel says he was born gay and he believes in scientific proof of how humans are made, the woman fires back: “You go by all the scientific stuff you want to, I believe in the word of God.”
A second woman interrupts and begins shouting at Daniel before shouting at him: “You’re full of s***. You told me on the phone that you made that choice. You know you wasn’t born that way.”
The woman then appears to attack Daniel, who shouts at her to get off him.
Male voices are then heard, one of who is heard calling Daniel “a damn queer” and “a disgrace”, before things calm down and the video ends.
Daniel, who said he will donate some of the money to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes, said he filmed the confrontation for his own protection.
He added that he posted it online to show people some of the difficulties young gay people still face.
He said: “What I hope people take away from watching that is, it still happens. A lot of people don’t realise that it happens.
“They see all the positive videos and the negative video never gets seen so if one family maybe watches it and maybe changes their mind in how they are going to handle it about their son or daughter coming out, one family and I will be happy.”
His family are yet to comment.