The Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago created a video series in which adults discussed transgenderism and sexual topics with children as young as nine, some of whom identified as transgender themselves.
The “Never Fear” video series on Lurie’s website includes videos of one-on-one talks between adults and children about touching oneself, “exploring” other people’s bodies, same-sex relationships and coming out as transgender. The hospital was previously subject to blowback over its partnerships with local schools, through which it promoted chest binders, LGBT-oriented sex toys and sex tips for “queer” people.
The series features a video of an 11-year-old discussing “exploring” one’s own body before having sexual encounters with other people. One clip shows a young girl explaining what sexual orientation means, and other videos in the series feature older adolescents and young adults discussing topics such as abortion, AIDS and birth control.
Lurie’s Children’s Hospital did not respond to a for comment, but the hospital’s video series has since been made private, meaning they’re inaccessible to the general public. The Daily Caller News Foundation, however, has archived versions of the videos mentioned in this story.
In some of the videos featuring young children who identify as transgender, adults prompt them to say things that closely align with the talking points of transgender activists: that their transgender identity developed in early childhood, for example, or that it wasn’t caused by peer influence.
In one “Never Fear” video, a 13-year-old who goes by “they/them” pronouns said that spending time around transgender people was good for young people because it could help them discover that they’re transgender too.
“A lot of parents think that if their kids are around gender diverse people that they’re going to somehow turn trans,” the child said. “You don’t turn trans, you just discover that you are trans.”
One video featured a young child who identified as non-binary.
“My birth parents said that I was a girl but they made a mistake … I wasn’t a girl or a boy,” the child said, noting that she was “at least five or six” before realizing she was non-binary.
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