Politics streamer Destiny receives indefinite ban from Twitch

A politics-focused streamer called Destiny has been indefinitely banned from Twitch. A screenshot Destiny shared to his subreddit indicates that the ban can only be lifted on appeal, and that it was applied for “Promoting, encouraging, or facilitating the discrimination or denigration of a group of people based on their protected characteristics.”

Twitch has not provided a definitive motivation for the ban beyond that, but one possibility is that it was related to this clip which survived his account’s deletion. In it, Destiny muses about the gender affirmation surgery of a rival streamer, before mentioning the temptation of “41% jokes,” a reference to the rate of suicide attempts reported by trans people in the United States in the 2012 National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

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