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Caitlin Flynn
November 03, 2016 4:38 pm

It’s never too early to educate kids about the meaning of LGBTQ, but some parents may not know where to begin — and that’s why we absolutely love this fun educational video that explains the meaning of LGBTQ to kids. It’s the latest installment of the web series “Queer Kid Stuff,” which aims to educate kids in a manner that’s both fun and accessible.

With the help of an adorable talking teddy bear named (what else?) Teddy, creator Lindsey Amer explains the LGBT acronym by defining what each letter stands for. Upcoming episodes will be dedicated to each letter and its meaning — but, first, Amer emphasizes that every person included in the LGBT acronym (and its many variations) is a member of the same community.

Amer told The Huffington Post that the latest section of the series expands on the foundational ideas that were introduced to kids in prior episodes of “Queer Kids Stuff.”

“We’re differentiating between ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ and working on expanding our vocabulary," she said.

Amer also touches on another important subject — that people with the same sexuality present and express themselves in a variety of ways.

"[N]ot every lesbian might be butch or femme or androgynous," she says. "This was important to look at since we haven’t been focusing much on gender presentation and expression yet, and I’m starting to sneak that into the lesson since it’s such a huge part of queer identity.”

The show’s fun, accessible format (the theme song already has me singing along) is ideal for educating kids about what it means to be LGBT. The short weekly episodes provide the perfect conversation starter for parents who want to talk to their kids about sexuality, but haven’t found the right approach. Oh, and did I mention that Teddy is seriously adorable?

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