Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?
Queerty.com May 12, 2011
“We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it.”
Huffington Post February 2, 2016
“I knew from my activist mentors that accusations of indoctrination and recruiting were very bad, and I was supposed to refute them promptly.” ….
“I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, since the very first time as a 16-year-old I went and stood shaking and breathless in front of eleven people to talk about My Story, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people’s minds about us. I want to make them like us. That is absolutely my goal. I want to make your children like people like me and my family, even if that goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion. I want to be present in their emotional landscapes as a perfectly nice dad and writer who is married to another guy. Who used to be a girl (kind of). Who is friendly and cheerful and not scary at all, no matter what anyone says.”….
“I would be happy — delighted, overjoyed I tell you — to cause those children to disagree with their families on the subject of LGBTQ people.”
“If that makes me an indoctrinator, I accept it. Let me be honest — I am not even a little bit sorry.”