A new video series from the BBC teaches children that there are more than 100 gender identities.
What are the details?
The new resource, called "The Big Talk," is a series of videos made by BBC Teach.
The videos feature young children asking questions about human sexuality, gender, and relationships.
One particular episode — "Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities" — features a discussion on what gender is. According to the BBC, gender is not biological assignment, it is "who you are inside."
"There are so many gender identities," one teacher told the young children. "So we know we've got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now."
The teacher added, "You've got some people who might call themselves 'gender queer,' who are just like, 'I don't really want to be anything in particular, so I'm just going to be me.'"
Leo Lardie, a trans activist who was born female but is now a man, told the children of her transition, including bits about her own genitalia. She insisted that the only way she could live a happy and healthy life was by being "true about who I was, and let other people in on this."
Lardie also insists that those opposed to the idea of transgenderism "just don't know any better yet."
Other children's questions include "What are the different gender identities?" "Why are there so many letters in LGBTQ?" and "What do you think transgender means?"
Elsewhere in the series, a teacher can be heard telling children that they can be jailed if they are proven to be "disrespecting or being hateful to people because of a difference that person perceives."
According to The Christian Post, the network is standing by its series, and insisted that "more than 50 independent experts and professionals [contributed to the project] and is intended to be used by teachers, within the safe space of the classroom, to prompt further conversation with their pupils on the topics raised."
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