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When you see it for yourself, it seems like such an obvious idea that is long overdue. This new web series explains what it means to be LGBT in simple language for young children.

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“Queer Kids Stuff“ is created and produced by Lindsey Amer and is intended to start conversations between kids and adults in a non-complicated way. Anyone who has ever introduced a gay couple to a child will know that they accept it as normal, if its made normal, and can see beyond cultural difficulties to recognize that love is love  and people are people.

“These are the years of the W’s: Who, What, When, and Why,” says Amer “These ages are when children are learning and soaking up everything they can about the world they were pretty recently introduced to. While they are learning about the world, they are also beginning to form their own opinions about the things in this world. If they aren’t seeing queerness in their world (particularly in their media) how can they know to ask questions and spark conversations (as many parents won’t do this themselves). And what happens if the first time they are introduced to a queer topic, it has a negative connotation? As soon as that happens, it is far more difficult to undo that moment, than it is to simply introduce the topic truthfully and positively first.”

Episode one can be watched here:

And episode 2 can be watched here: