Gay Teen Disowned By Family Makes Nearly $100,000 In Donations

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Sep. 04, 2014

19-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce posted a video online of his parents kicking him out of their home for being gay. But after asking for help on GoFundMe, he's recived nearly $100,000 in donations .

He writes on his GoFundMe page, "Thank you to everyone from around America and all over the world for your support in the past several days. This has been a rough time for me and I never imagined that so many people would show such overwhelming compassion and generosity."

If you have yet to see Pierce's video, it is pretty rough to watch (or listen to rather). 

After posting his funding page on August 27th, Pierce has raised $93,765 out of his goal of $2,000. Let me put that out there again: He's raised $93,765...from his goal of $2,000.

Pierce added, "It’s important for all of you to know that right now, what I need most is time to think and work through the next steps in my life. I have been working closely with Atlanta-based Lost-n-Found Youth to help figure out what’s next for me. Right now, I’m safe and definitely feel your love all around me. Thank you!"

I totally get having a crap family and understand he was asked to leave his parents house, but holy god, gaining almost $100,000 is quite the charity.

Now he can afford to fly to and from London 100 times.

What do you think, should Pierce be making a ton of money based on his situation or does it seem like overkill? Again, I totally understand that if he is still disowned by his family, of course asking for help makes sense, but it just seems that people are more interested in getting on a bandwagon (even if that wagon has made more than enough money) than maybe donating to a cause that is a little bit more desperate.

Visit his GoFundMe Page HERE.

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source: Mashable

148 comments
walter23
walter23 User

Sounds like Kennys family from South Park

Curly Jones
Curly Jones

I'm so happy that this young man is safe and now has money to get a place to live. He can afford counseling to help deal with the abuse that his parents have done to him. His story broke my heart.

Arthur Quek
Arthur Quek

He donated some of the money to Lost-and-Found

Dahl-Kaiser-752
Dahl-Kaiser-752 User

OMG that was Indeed hard to watch (listen to).  These type of Christian parents CHOOSE to remain ignorant and preach from their bible instead.

  Well, mom and dad - now that your son has raised $100,000 in sympathy donations (and a shout down to you) are you going to preach to him that your god wants him the SHARE? YOU are the poorest of the poor and no amount of money can fill that void and guilt!

drei_p
drei_p UserTop Commenter

this guy's a genius! 

Leighann Adams
Leighann Adams

Travis he never said anything about religion meaning hate.

Phil Greco
Phil Greco

Micah, how's the weather up there on that horse you're sitting on?

Chance Mayfield
Chance Mayfield

If we focused on moving forward as a species no homosexuality would be involved it would be strictly procreation and survivability as our focus not accepting homosexuality get over yourself!

Doug Brickwedde
Doug Brickwedde

Best way a kid can smack the shit out of the useless parents.

Jason Hearn
Jason Hearn

And another homeless family sleeps in their car

Diamond Royale
Diamond Royale

Travis, it's not like people took money from you and gave it to him. Calm yourself. Trolling on everyone's comment lol

Diamond Royale
Diamond Royale

If he gives all that money to you, will it help you stop being a stupid, hateful person?

Johnny Zugha
Johnny Zugha

Wow Travis, look at you getting your troll on.

Diamond Royale
Diamond Royale

Haha you're just proving an atheist's point. You people ignore the facts that disagree with your beliefs instead of realizing your beliefs are bullshit when facts disprove them. That makes you stupid and why wouldn't anyone ridicule such stupidity?

Diamond Royale
Diamond Royale

How many times do you hear of children being disowned for being straight? You're ignorant.

Micah Doty
Micah Doty

Nick Kanderis We clearly have a long way to go just looking at the replies to your comment. But bravo to you for understanding. For those of us with the ability to see outside boxes, we can only have pity for those that can't. Imagine what a hate-filled, claustrophobic life that must be. And if we don't have pity, we become just like them. I just wanted to give you props. Those of us that get it can only lead by example:)

Micah Doty
Micah Doty

The government will want him to fill out a non-profit application or else pay 50% in taxes. And his parents are douchebags. Good for him!

Joe Kongus
Joe Kongus

Hey Travis I believe in things I can see an touch Santa clause sorry I mean god is a nice thing to believe in but I wouldn't spend my time preaching to people .And if you look at all the fighting going on in the world today can you honestly say religion has nothing to do with most of it .If or when god comes to earth I think he would love me for who I am .I m not cutting down religion but you seem to cut down people who don't believe in things the way you do .

Ulyses Bailon
Ulyses Bailon

Dont act like you didn't watch the video. Ignorant

Sherron Hayes
Sherron Hayes

Wheeler NO I meant what I said! Thank goodness some people aren't like you! God tells is to give Not to judge! Those that give will be blessed....what happens between the other person and God is not my call to make! We will be judged by where our hearts are! You don't HAVE TOO believe the way a lot of us do.....but I wouldn't want to be any other way! GOD BLESS YOU!

Joel Alan Decker
Joel Alan Decker

It's the interwebs, that's the atheist playground. Mostly anonymous, it's a dream for them.

Nick Kanderis
Nick Kanderis

Religion, sexuality, whatever aside. Thank you for your service, by the way. The one thing that isn't up for debate is your sacrifice.

Sarah Fields
Sarah Fields

The money isn't really relevant, they just wanted a sexy headline

Nick Kanderis
Nick Kanderis

Actually Jesus doesnt mention homosexuality one time in the Bible. Not once. Jesus was not concerned with shaming people for loving who they loved. Big rooms full of old men writing a book threw that in later, just like they changed Jesus' s wife into a prostitute, because the idea of women being equal to men was abhorrent. Religion is the real pervert. Perversion of history, with a fetish for HATE.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Don't you mean, "god bless each of you that got suckered in"

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Unlikely. Fetish groups tend to stick together it appears.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Lol. Jesus didn't mention furries or people that like pain during sex either... But they aren't whining about special rights. Homosexuality is just another fetish. It's not in the genes or it would have been bred out ages ago.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Joe, only an atheist assumes that religion means hate.

David Gagnidze
David Gagnidze

FYI Travis Wheeler I'm married so speak for yourself.

Stephanie Peters Cosgrove
Stephanie Peters Cosgrove

Love the way they throw the bible into the conversation, then turn on him and physically hit him. Biggits! Stand tall Daniel, stand tall. Be proud of who you are. Move on and away! You are who you are. God bless

Nick Kanderis
Nick Kanderis

Because a fetish isn't an identity, it's a fetish. (For someone who loves that word so much, you dont seem to understand what it means) Just because two people enjoy a particular activity in the privacy of their homes doesnt mean they should be barred from being able to marry the person they love. What is wrong with people like you? So scared of what they dont understand. Scared little man.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Your lack of having a woman is why your bloodline will stop with you.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Actually the weird part is.... Where are the furries and the dominatrix people and the people that do other stuff that is considered a fetish (sorry, those are the only ones I know about)? They aren't whining to marry other dominatrixes that wear the same type of leather... And furries aren't lobbying to let bear suit people marry other bear suit people. It's exactly the same thing... Just a fetish.

Nick Kanderis
Nick Kanderis

*Open homosexuals and atheism. Ask Jerry Fallwell and Ted Haggard.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Strange that there is such a correlation between homosexuals and atheism.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Yes, because somehow being "right" is associated with being an "idiot".... Only an idiot would think that, lol.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Do you believe in furry rights too then? How about dominatrix rights? When, exactly, does the fetish nonsense end?

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

Lol... It's hilarious to me that this fetish gets so much press coverage. So you like poking guys in the butt... There are people that like wearing fuzzy outfits when they go at it... But they aren't getting married, lol.

Travis Wheeler
Travis Wheeler

You can't be "homosexual" unless you have sex with your own gender exclusively... So, yes it is all about sex. Homosexuality is just another fetish anyway...

Jaymes Gatsby
Jaymes Gatsby

I feel like your definition of indepth may be off base, I don't think 1 passage in a book with thousands of pages would be considered in depth.

bunjee6969
bunjee6969 User

Every charity should learn from this kid and make a similar video.  For example, the orphan 3rd world country kid getting kicked out from the orphanage by an old mean caretaker.