Georgia man comes out as gay to family, gets violent reaction

(CBS12) - A 20-year-old man from Kennesaw, Ga., named Daniel posted this video to YouTube, titled "How not to react when your child tells you that he's gay." The video went viral after gay activist Dan Savage posted it to his blog on Wednesday.

In the video, Daniel's family stages a sort of intervention telling him that they do not support his "choice" to live a gay lifestyle and that he needs to move out. One woman tells him "I believe in the word of God, and God creates nobody that way. It's a path that you have chosen to choose."

The video does not show anyone, but you can hear the conversation, which features family members telling Daniel that he's a disgrace, among other things. An argument ensues and it becomes violent at the end, with even Daniel's grandmother apparently joining in.

Someone set up a Go Fund Me account to help Daniel with living expenses. It started with a request for $2,000 but as of Friday had raised nearly $55,000.

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE


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