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    The Gay Teen Whose Video Of His Family "Disowning" Him Went Viral Has Received Nearly $100,000 In Online Donations

    This post contains video footage some may find disturbing.

    This is Daniel Pearce, 19, from Georgia.

    This video contains profanity and distressing scenes.

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    He came out to them last October, The Independent reported. In a long interview, he told WXIA-TV that he didn't spring the announcement on his family: "It was something that built over time," he said.

    The video makes for distressing viewing. A woman can be heard saying: "You're full of shit. You told me on the phone that you made that choice. You know you wasn't born that way.”

    He told the BBC: "I recorded the video because I knew something was going to happen and I wanted to protect myself in case I was harmed in any way."

    His aunt has confirmed that he is staying with her and that he was punched in the mouth during the altercation.

    His boyfriend has set up a GoFundMe page for his living expenses, and it has now raised nearly $100,000.

    Pearce told WXIA-TV the video wasn't posted in order to shame his family.

    Watch the full interview here.