Stop pushing a cis straight agenda on children!

A plea for tolerance and compassion…

The Queerness

Stephanie Farnsworth challenges the idea that children cannot understand LGBTQ+ issues.

Contrary to what concerned parents and conservative head teachers might think, children cannot ‘catch’ LGBTQ+. If we did have an agenda then clearly it’s pretty ineffective as our ranks would have swelled and we certainly would not be suffering through another five years of the Tories, nor would we have legislation such as the trans spousal veto.

Claiming concern for children is a disingenuous tactic designed only to stall debate and gatekeep identities. It reveals only that being LGBTQ+ is something to be feared and how it is still seen as not matching the ideal of what parents might have in mind for their precious little bundle of joy. Adults may trot out the line that they just want their children to be happy and that being LGBTQ+ is so hard, but the only reason why it is more…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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