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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: 2019-06-2450
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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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Joao Barbosa

The only "gender ideology" I know is the one in which bigotted straight cisgender people (notice I singled out the bigots not the cis straight community in general) force you to follow their identity and rules of behavior even though you are not like them. All the queer people want is to be themselves not force you into becoming one. If you believe in that you are nothing short of paranoid, really.

Oct 10th
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Jon Wicke

The types of groups that specifically target the youth (religion, big tobacco, the military) do so because they are trying to influence vulnerable minds before they know better. This is indoctrination, plain and simple. You could replace the whole speech with Why kids need to learn about Christianity, and give a bunch of anecdotes about Christian kids that were bullied. Not helping the argument is the fact that this person seems to identify as a 12 year old, in both speech and thought complexity.

Jul 1st
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Steven

Being gay is not a problem. Failing to draw boundaries and forcing this lifestyle on kids (e.g. Desmond Is Amazing dancing for money in a gay bar and posing with a naked adult, and drag story time for children in public libraries) is a problem. Signs of a nation/culture in decline. Pure degeneracy. It's not a good look for the gay community, and I've heard many gay individuals who are uncomfortable with the direction others are taking.

Jun 25th
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Mick Ibiza Bullen

Oops. Make that 3...

Jun 24th
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Mick Ibiza Bullen

First two comments have clearly not listened to the talk before they decided they knew enough to comment. Shallow minded judgmental dogmatic bigots. These people are not the future. Gay people are.

Jun 24th
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Kav Kav

Are children equipped to decide on their sexuality and / or place in society?

Jun 24th
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TheGoogleChrome

Exposing kids to this nonsense is child abuse - they should be exposed when they can make their own logical choices

Jun 24th
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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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