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Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer

Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer

Update: 2019-06-2412
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Lindsay Amer is the creator of "Queer Kid Stuff," an educational video series that breaks down complex ideas around gender and sexuality through songs and metaphors. By giving kids and their families a vocabulary to express themselves, Amer is helping to create more empathetic adults -- and spreading a message of radical acceptance in a world where it's sometimes dangerous to just be yourself. "I want kids to grow up and into themselves with pride for who they are and who they can be," Amer says.
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Matt Erickson

I'm a hetro male.. was bullied for being different.. until I learned to fight back. as a kid, due to other factors, I entertained suicidal thoughts.. so, question is posed: chicken or egg? is suicide higher because of identity or is it because of the emotional turmoil that accompanies the identity issues? and in the mention of a 7yr old that suicides over being gay? I can't imagine a prepubescent child even being able to self identify as gay. I have however met guys who's mothers had made them dress as girls, which really messed them up. anyhow, I don't buy the statistics listed here. too many unknown variables.. not enough data to rule out other feasible diagnoses

Jul 30th
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Yves Jenkins

Matt Erickson I agree with you!!!

Jul 31st
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Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer

Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer

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