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Tragic video captures parents’ abusive response to their son coming out

For all the progress that America has made in moving toward LGBT equality, moments like this remind us how far we have left to go.

On Wednesday, a video of a young man named Daniel Pierce made waves after being posted to the Reddit community /r/gaybros. The video, brought to Reddit’s attention by Pierce’s boyfriend, showed the teenager being confronted by his religious family members over his sexual orientation — then being verbally and physically attacked by them.

It’s a heartbreaking, and at times, very difficult to watch. 

Sadly, his story is not unique Follow micdotcom 

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