This Channel Is Teaching Kids Everything They Need To Know About LGBTQ+ Stuff
19 October 2016, 16:20
Lindsay Amer's "Queer Kid Stuff" is the educational series that kids have always needed, to learn about and normalise everything to do with the LGBTQ+ community.
The world is inarguably becoming a lot more accepting of LGBTQ+ lives and relationships; but thanks to years of stigma, a lot of parents still struggle with explaining it to their children. But just like everything these days, there's finally a YouTube series to fill in the blanks. Meet "Queer Kid Stuff".
Lindsay Amer is the host of this up and coming channel; which launched in May with "What Does Gay Mean?". So far, "Queer Kid Stuff" is six episodes into an expected ten; all of which were funded by The Awesome Foundation. With just over 1,200 subscribers at the time of writing, the channel is still climbing; but the audience is loving the refreshing approach to teaching kids about what should be a completely normal subject.
So far, Lindsay and her co-host Teddy have tackled subjects like gender, marriage equality and the meaning of the word "queer". Young adults might find the language and presentation a little saccharine, but children much younger with way less resources to this type of knowledge will love it.
"If I had a queer story to look to as a kid, there's a chance my life would have been a little bit different, for better or for worse," explains Lindsay on the series website. "I might have come out sooner, been a better sister, daughter, student, friend."
"Young queer people need to see themselves represented in their media and that is exactly what I aim to do."