A nonprofit that has received nearly $400,000 in taxpayer funding under the Mills Administration is celebrating “Pansexual Awareness Day” for children aged 9 to 13 enrolled in its “Fruit Loops” program, according to a programming newsletter.
Out Maine, the Rockland-based nonprofit, describes itself as an educational resource for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or another gender.
According to its website, Out Maine is active in Maine’s schools through the “Gay-Straight-Trans Alliance (GSTA),” which most public schools have created.
But the group also has an after-school program for youngsters.
The Fruit Loops program holds regular Zoom meetings every Wednesday with children in which participants explore various aspects of Queer Theory and gender ideology.
According to its monthly newsletter, the advocacy group will celebrate “Pansexual Awareness Day” with kids aged 13-years and younger on May 24.
Subscribers to gender ideology describe pansexualism as a gender-blind sexual attraction.
In March, the Out Maine kids celebrated “Bisexual Awareness Month” and a “Trans Day of Visibility.”
“Youth hang out, enjoy workshops, play games, and connect with LGBTQ+ peers,” Out Maine’s website says of its Fruit Loops program.
The site doesn’t require parental permission to sign up. Kids get to choose from 16 different pronoun options, including “bun/buns/bunself,” “xe/xem/xyrs,” and “fae/faer/faers.”
This month, Fruit Loops members will also watch a short film, “Tomgirl“, about a seven-year-old “gender fluid child.”
As part of Pansexual Awareness Day, participants will watch a brief PBS documentary about pansexualists represented in the entertainment media.
On May 31 the programming is “online games.”
Out Maine has received large amounts on taxpayer funding in recent years.
According to Form 990 tax documents, Out Maine received $215,000 in 2020. All told, the group has received nearly $400,000 in taxpayer funds in recent years to support its work.
The Maine Department of Education also promotes the organization on its government websites.
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