Hbomberguy transgender youth charity stream raises close to $350,000

Hbomberguy transgender youth charity stream raises close to $350,000

Last week, popular YouTuber and streamer Harry 'Hbomberguy' Brewis successfully raised nearly $350,000 from his live stream for Mermaids UK.

The stream, which grew in popularity after being discussed and shared online, had the streamer playing Donkey Kong 64 for around 60 hours over Twitch. 

Brewis' stream had a lot of support from the LGBTQ+ community, including shoutouts and support from various activists, game developers, fellow Twitch streamers, and a number of celebrities.

Some of the big names who showed support for the stream included congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Doom creator John Romero, actress Mara Wilson, and transgender activist Chelsea Manning. Other individuals who showed support for the charity stream included Donkey Kong 64 composer Grant Kirkhope, and gaming critic Jim Sterling.

The original goal for Hbomberguy’s stream was set at $2,000. However, after nearly 40 hours of gameplay, the stream was well on its way to passing more than $200,000 in donations raised.

By the time the 50 hour mark was passed, $350,000 was well within range. Since the stream’s completion, Hbomberguy is receiving many messages and praises over social media for the accomplishment. He’s since posted on Twitter that he can finally rest up after gaming for so long.

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