Source: Mike Miller
Nothing to see, here. Just a viral video posted to Twitter of an unidentified woman having a little boy read from the “The GayBCs” — a “children’s book” that uses letters of the alphabet to expose children as young as four years old to LGBTQ terms, such as “intersex,” “coming out,” “trans,” “queer,” and “drag.” And then some.
Disgusted yet? Yeah well, keep reading.
The video begins with the little boy reading aloud the word for the letter A: “ally.”
Then the woman proceeds to introduce the rest of the letters of the alphabet, asking the child to read what each letter is “for.” “And ‘B’?”, she prompts. “‘B’ is for “bi,” the little guy answers. Here are a few more examples.
C is for “coming out.”
D is for “drag.”
G is for “gay.”
I is for “intersex.”
L is for “lesbian.”
N is for “non-binary.”
O is for “orientation.”
Q is for “queer.”
T is for “trans.”
“Now I’ve read my GayBCs, tell me why you’re doing this to me.”
“God help us!,” said one Twitterer who posted the video.
Here’s how “The GayBCs” is joyously described on the “Goodreads” website:
Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!
A playdate extravaganza transforms into a joyful celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four young friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonders of their imagination.
In The GayBCs, M. L. Webb’s playful illustrations and lively poems delight in the beauty of embracing one’s truest self—from A is for Aro and Ace to F is for Family to T is for Trans.
The GayBCs is a heartwarming and accessible gift to show kids and adults alike that every person is worthy of being celebrated. A bonus glossary offers opportunities for further discussion of complete terms, communities, and inclusive identities.
Six Dr. Seuss books forced out of production because of “racist and insensitive imagery,” “The GayBCs” lauded by “Goodreads” for teaching four-year-olds the meaning of “queer,” “non-binary,” and “lesbian.” Cancel culture wins again, America — a “twofer.”
There was plenty of disgust on display in response.