Kay Yang (Image Source: Fox News Digital video screenshot)
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A former LGBT center employee expressed regret for having been a part of the left's gender ideology "indoctrination campaign" that is "grooming" children, she told Fox News Digital on Tuesday.
Kay Yang, a former employee at a nonprofit LGBT center in New York, told the outlet that she was "exploited" and "indoctrinated" into promoting harmful gender ideology to young children.
Yang explained that she started working for the center in 2011 because she wanted to advocate for same-sex couples to be able to marry.
"I was hired to conduct LGBT community outreach and education," she told Fox News Digital. "I thought, 'Wow, I want to help people who are being marginalized, who are being oppressed. I don't think that anyone should be discriminated against.'"
She noted that, at the time, the center rarely had people who identified as transgender, none of whom were children.
"I had no idea that what I was doing at the time I was being used as a Trojan horse for this like huge marketing campaign [for gender ideology]," Yang continued. "I didn't know what was going on that was normalizing these policies and these practices that are pushing irreversible medical damage on healthy children."
Despite knowing little able transgenderism, Yang was "considered an expert on the topic," she claimed.
"Through working there, I became indoctrinated," Yang stated about her position. "We would go into schools or businesses, organizations, and the community. They would see us as experts."
"I started to realize that what I had been doing at my job at the LGBT Center, it was grooming," she added.
Looking back, Yang now believes that her "good intentions" were "taken advantage of" to promote a "widespread social engineering and indoctrination campaign" in her local community.
She stated, "I came to realize what we were doing… years after the fact. I looked back and [thought], 'Oh my God, what have I done?' What have I contributed to? I actually felt devastated. It was very difficult to process and deal with. I had to really face myself and what I had done."
Yang, now an outspoken critic of gender ideology, said she is concerned that the "sex-based rights of women and girls are also being undermined."
"I'm very concerned that this ideology is grooming young girls to believe that they don't need sex-based rights anymore and grooming them to promote this ideology. Because that's what happened to me," she added.
In June, Yang protested at a New York City Pride event when a mob of leftist activists allegedly attacked her.
"I was just kicked, hit, pushed, mobbed by dozens of people in Washington Square Park. [Male] who identify as [female] called me 'bitch’ & assaulted me," Yang posted on Twitter along with a video that captured part of the tense altercation.
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.