HBO’s documentary ‘Transkids’ inadvertently provides a chilling look at child abuse

HBO’s documentary ‘Transkids’ inadvertently provides a chilling look at child abuse

[Ed. – Any category she’s ‘left out’?]

On Monday, a disturbing clip from a recently released HBO documentary went viral. In the scene, congregants at a unitarian universalist church are invited by the female pastor to “proclaim their identity publicly as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, intersex, pansexual, asexual, or any category I’ve left out.”

A mother then pulls her young son (four years old, it turns out) onto the stage to announce that he’s really a girl. … He hands the microphone back. “I don’t want to do it,” he protests. The mother takes it upon herself to come out on her son’s behalf.”…

Completing the apparently familiar ritual, the pastor hands the child a pink flower as the congregation repeats its creepy affirmation in unison: “May you be well, safe, and whole. We honor you exactly as you are.” Of course, that’s the exact opposite of what they are really doing.

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