Markiplier raises $128,000 in 20 hours for LGBTQ+ rights

As we progress into 2017, a lot of hope for a majority of people has slowly degraded. It’s a hard time for many, but it’s the people we love and the people we look up to that are pushing us through. One of those people for a great deal of the general public is a YouTuber called Markiplier.

If you haven’t heard of the YouTube sensation, Mark Edward Fischbach has slowly taken over the gaming network on the site. With about 16,300,000+ YT subscribers, he’s become one of the most popular YouTubers. And with that popularity, comes a lot of fans.

Recently, Fischbach reached out to his fanbase and called them to action. By setting up a GoFundMe account, Markiplier was on a mission to raise $100,000 to donate to the Human Rights Campaign, and support the LGBTQ+ community.

“Today we stand by our LGBTQ+ friends to ensure equality for EVERYONE! Please help us raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign to ensure the future stays bright and open for all!” (From the GoFundMe page.)

In just a little under 24 hours, he did just that and raised about $128,000. Now, the campaign stands at $129,480 and was raised by 6,211 people in 8 days.

It’s not the first time Markiplier has done something like this, as he often donates and raises money for various charities – including the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance!

If you want to donate to the cause and show your support, you can do that here. And, a big thank you to Markiplier for showing his support, and to everyone who donated! We need more people like you.

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