“You seriously have a problem with people being gay? So you’re homophobic,” the 12-year-old says to his friends through his headset. “So, you just blatantly admit to being homophobic? You realize that means I automatically don’t like you, because that’s really f*cked up.”
But her little brother didn’t stop there. “Okay, but my sister is a lesbian,” he says. “She’s gay, and you blatantly said you don’t support gay people.” He then continues to school the other gamers.
“You realize that LGBTQ isn’t only gay,” he says as he explains what each letter in the acronym stands for. But then he’s interrupted when he gets to ‘trans,’ and his friends say that’s the same thing as being gay.
“If you’re trans that doesn’t mean you’re still gay! You’re saying if you're trans you’re basically still a guy?” he asks, “Maybe they didn’t want to be a woman or a male, it’s their decision, what’s the matter with that?”
When the others try to convince him it’s all just jokes and he shouldn’t care, the little brother replies “I genuinely do care.” That’s the kind of allyship we love to see!
The Daily Dot scored a Zoom interview with the young TikToker, who said they regularly talk to their little brother about LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, and other social issues. “It was really nice knowing that he listens,” they said. “It’s not that difficult to explain these things to kids. A lot of younger kids, after you explain these things to them, are way more polite and will follow pronouns more than older adults.”
The two TikToks have been viewed over a million times combined, and the siblings decided to set up a CashApp account to raise funds for The Trevor Project and For Fox Sake, an LGBTQ-run wildlife organizaion.