This Video Will Help You Explain to Your Kid What Transgender Means

Queer Kids Stuff is back with "T is for Trans," a simple way to explain what transgender means.

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Queer Kid Stuff (QKS) is a web series known for introducing different queer identities to kids by making them fun and easy to comprehend. In the past, it has taken on topics such as feminism, homophobia, and the acronym LGBTQ. This time, QKS is breaking down what it means to be transgender in an episode titled "T is for Trans!"

Teddy and Queer Kid Stuff creator, Lindz Amer, break down what the word transgender means in a way easy enough for adults and kids to understand.

"Not all people identify with their assigned gender," Amer explains in the clip. "When a person does not identify with the gender they are assigned when they are born, they are trans or transgender." They then spell out the word with some old-fashioned building blocks.

"Explaining what trans is to kids can be incredibly intimidating," Amer explained to The Huffington Post. "But it is exceedingly necessary today with people like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and [others] telling their stories and coming into the limelight. Kids are coming out as trans at very young ages, taking hormone blockers, and transitioning before puberty. I want to make sure kids are informed about trans topics so those struggling with their assignment early on can better understand."

Mission accomplished. Watch the rest of the Queer Kid Stuff installments over on its YouTube page.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer and blogger. Check out her website for more.

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