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An out professional video gamer just pulled in more than $22,000 for an LGBTQ cause.
Dominique McLean, better known in gaming circles as SonicFox, kicked off a 72-hour Twitch marathon session last Friday, according to OutSports. He ended up exceeding his initial fundraising goal.
As he wrapped the stream, he put on a signature furry mask and exposed his chest to reveal the words "Trans Rights."
"This will be a very special moment in my life for years to come, and I hope to do things like this more often," McLean wrote on Twitter. "Thank you all for this very magical moment."
\u201cWe did it everybody! Together, we raised 22,150$ for the Trevor Project in 72 Hours. This will be a very special moment in my life for years to come, and I hope to do things like this more often. Thank you all for this very magical moment. TRANS RIGHTS!!!!\u201d— SonicFox @ FC (@SonicFox @ FC) 1566854006
At 72 hours, McLean had already raised about $22.152, but he left the stream open for another 24 hours and pulled in another $100.
"Thank you so much for supporting our life-saving work and being a role model for LGBTQ youth in the gaming community," read a statement from the Trevor Project.
The charity works to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth.
During the course of the Twitch event, SonicFox discussed his coming-out experience -- he describes himself in bios as a "black, queer furry"--in a conversation with LGBTQ video game journalist Jim Sterling and out YouTuber CaseyExplosion.
Other high-profile guests in the video game world, including Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and Celeste composer Lena Raine, also visited the stream. And after hitting a $20,000 goal, McLean shaved off his mustache as part of a promise to fans.