SonicFox is renowned as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, fighting game players on the planet. Having won championships for Mortal Kombat, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, and more, he’s cemented his position as one of the furriest and best fighting game competitors in the world.
Now he’s also added charity streaming to his roster, raising more than $22,000 for The Trevor Project charity, which provides aid and support to LGBTQ youth. The stream, which took place over 72 hours, featured the Mortal Kombat and Injustice story modes, as well as songs, piano playing, and even the shaving of SonicFox’s famous mustache.
The shaving of the mustache was done as the stream reached the $20,000 mark, with other milestones such as a $500 donation being matched with SonicFox writing ‘trans rights’ on his chest.
Overall the stream was a bundle of positivity and support for LGBTQ people and especially trans people, focusing on fun and inclusivity throughout. Even though the stream took place over 72 hours, SonicFox and friends seemed to take it all in their stride, remarking that “Time flies when you’re helping trans people”.
This, of course, follows on from and is inspired by a similar stream earlier this year by YouTuber and vocal politics and video game essayist HBomberguy. This stream in January raised over $300,000 for UK trans youth charity Mermaids after the charity’s funding came into doubt after a campaign run by anti-trans campaigners. Hbomberguy’s stream notably featured surprise guests such as industry legend John Romero, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and trans activist Chelsea Manning.