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The Halo video game announcer has been asked to say “Trans Rights.” He went way beyond. / LGBTQ Nation

March 17th, 2018. A cosplayer dressed as the Halo Master Chief from the Activision video game series at a comic con in Birmingham, UKPhoto: Shutterstock

Jeff Steitzer, the 70-year-old voice announcer for the hugely popular Halo video game series, was asked to say “trans rights” in a Cameo video.

But instead of just saying two words, Steitzer went above and beyond. He wholeheartedly endorsed transgender civil rights and sent an incredibly sweet message to whoever requested the video.

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Cameo, the site that allows fans to connect with celebrities who make a video for them and do whatever asked of them, has been inundated with requests from stars to say “trans rights” or “gay rights.”

And when Twitter user Tanis made the request, she wasn’t expecting more than the basics. And while she had that, she had a lot more, too.

“He’s even cooler than I thought,” she tweeted with the longer Steitzer video.

“I have to say I’ve been here for a while,” Steitzer says after admitting he’s not used to receiving requests beyond his trademark phrases. “And I saw a lot of it. And the struggle of trans people reminds me so much of all the other struggles that I have witnessed in the many years that I have lived.

“And now I see trans people like you who basically want nothing more than to enjoy the equality that everyone craves,” he continued. “And for which, for my part, I think you should have.”

“So I’m happy to say, ‘Trans rights. “”

“I reacted to the video with tears, honestly,” Tanis said. Kotoku. “It’s like he’s gone above and beyond, being his true self and showing that he cares about fighting hate.”