Start your engines…this coming weekend (February 20/21) Twitch streamer @EdwardTSweet, will be holding a marathon livestream event to raise funds for trans youth, via The GenderGP Fund.

The event kicks off at 2pm UK time (9am Eastern Standard Time) on Twitch for Mario Kart for Hope:

The fundraiser has been organised in response to the challenges facing trans youth in the UK today. This situation was recently made worse following a high profile court ruling that has made it harder than ever to access the essential medication which has been proven to be a lifeline for these young people.

Ed, who recently featured on an episode of The GenderGP podcast, sets out his reasons for supporting trans youth in this short trailer:


He will be playing through almost every Mario Kart game in the series, from Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo, all the way through to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch.

There will be:

  • guests on the show
  • fun donation incentives
  • prize draws and other surprises!

Ed has pledged to continue driving as long as people are there to support him – so if gaming’s your thing, why not join in! And if it’s not, but you know someone who would be interested, send them Ed’s way.

We’ll be there to support and we hope you’ll join us at



Note: The GenderGP Fund has been temporarily paused as we review additional methods to better serve the transgender and non-binary community.