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The trans Twitch star delivering news to a legion of LGBTQ teens

Posted on AllSides June 28th, 2022
From The Left
Hao Nguyen for The Washington Post

For over a year after she first joined Twitch, Clara Sorrenti used the streaming platform like most of its users: to broadcast herself playing video games for a handful of viewers.

But when Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, launched a campaign against gender-affirming care for young people, it struck a nerve with Sorrenti, who transitioned as a teenager. The 28-year-old took to Twitch, talking openly about her experience in hours-long streams.

Now, Sorrenti is one of the most popular openly trans streamers on Twitch, amassing over 3,000 subscribers...

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