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Gov. Youngkin Cuts Transgender Activists’ Access to Kids
« on: July 07, 2023, 06:15:35 pm »
Gov. Youngkin Cuts Transgender Activists’ Access to Kids

7 Jul 2023

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has closed down state-run Internet links that provided pro-transgender activists with direct and private access to vulnerable teenagers.

The shut-down programs, according to the Washington Post, included:

Queer Kid Stuff, a resource for children and families that launched its video series in 2016 with a piece exploring the question, “What Does Gay Mean?” and Q Chat Space, which offers live, facilitated chats for LGBTQ+ teenagers. Neither site requires adult permission to use, which some conservatives say they find troubling but LGBTQ+ experts say is essential for youth who need support and are not comfortable bringing their questions to a family member.

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The Post lamented the governor’s decision to protect children from sexual advocacy, saying:

Discussions about children’s sexuality and gender identity have been at the heart of a conservative backlash to LGBTQ+ rights this year, with commentators and far-right agitators claiming that gay and transgender people are “grooming” children by, for example, holding story time while dressed in drag, or allowing children to discuss gender identity in school.

The websites were first highlighted by the Daily Wire, prompting Youngkin’s deputies to shield families from the back-channel advocacy by “queer” advocates:

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