The propagation of drag queen story time in schools is less about lesbian and gay acceptance, rather it is all about pushing ideas about ‘gender identity’ which is these days used to describe an innate feeling of being female, or being male: of course this makes no sense, one cannot know how it feels to be anything other than oneself (see eg Wittgenstein’s ‘beetle in a box’). It reduces being a woman (or a man) to a feeling in someone’s head, and we are expected to believe this has priority over the characteristics of one’s sexed body in determining whether one is male or female.
This concept infers that boys who don’t like stereotypically boy things don’t ‘feel’ like boys and same for girls who don’t like stereotypically girl things: when you read diagnostic criteria for ‘trans kids’ or even the children’s narratives as explained by the parents, it’s all about clothes, hair styles and other activities that are stereotyped with the opposite sex. What is now happening is that sex-stereotypical behaviour in children that is contrary to the child’s actual sex is being taken to mean the child’s body does not match its personality. There is no scientific evidence nor coherent philosophical argument to support this position.
This is not about the acceptance of ‘diversity’ or any form of difference in children or anyone else. This is about the promotion of a sexist, homophobic and racist ideology that pathologises behaviour that doesn’t conform to socially conservative stereotypes. This same ideology tells lesbians and gay men they are ‘transphobic’ when they do not consider someone who feels they are the opposite sex, really are. It is used to justify rape and death threats made to lesbians, and violence against women.
Placing this ideology in schools is fundamentally against the interests of children and opposed to the widespread cultural acceptance of lesbians in particular, and also gay men.