‘Playful’ Irish LGBT-positive play teaches 7-year-olds to bend gender

An Irish theater company has created a pro-LGBT play specifically geared towards youngsters ages 7-13 with the goal of remolding a child’s conception of the human person as either male or female.  Titled “Aunty Ben,” the play tells the story of a nine-year-old primary student named Tracey who one day brings her school friends home to meet her exciting and fun-loving “Aunty Ben,” only to have the friends react negatively as they encounter a biological male decked-out in women’s clothing. As the story progresses, Tracey’s friends learn to overcome their negativity toward “Aunty Ben.” “Tracey loves her Aunty Ben. It […]
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