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Online Gamer, Harry Brewis, Fundraising for Mermaids UK

That the Parliament congratulates the online gamer, Harry Brewis, who is known by the handle HBomberGuy, on raising over $340,000 for the charity, Mermaids UK, by livestreaming a non-stop play-through of Donkey Kong 64 using the platform, Twitch; understands that Mermaids  provides individual and family support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people; understands that it was chosen by Harry following pressure from a well-known television and comedy writer to have a planned lottery grant removed from the charity; believes that the live stream was joined by a global audience of supporters, ranging from US Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the Northern Irish trans icon and campaigner, Bilbo the Cat, and hopes that the outpouring across social media and the volume of donations will go some way to reassuring transgender and gender diverse children and young people that they are welcomed, valued and will be supported.

Supported by: John Finnie, Mary Fee, Bill Kidd, Alison Johnstone, Mark Ruskell, Ross Greer, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, Alex Cole-Hamilton

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