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A summer camp banned a 9-year-old foster kid because he’s transgender
A summer camp in Arizona rejected a 9-year-old child because they say they cannot accommodate transgender children. Amber Checky says that her foster son is transgender and is accepted as a boy at school. The boy was excited to be going to Tonto Creek Camp this month after he got a scholarship for $400 with help from the Arizona Friends of Foster Care. “My child was looking forward to doing archery and kayaking and hanging out with other kids,” Checky told ABC...
Parents are boycotting a Christian camp that fired a gay teen counselor
In the week since a gay teenager was fired from his gig as a counselor for a Christian organization’s summer camp, parents have started pulling their kids from the camp in question. 18-year-old Jace Taylor was fired on June 11, days before he was due to start working the summer-long job at Fircreek, one of the camps operated by the Firs Bible and Missionary Conference, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The firing made headlines after Taylor’s father posted about it on Facebook,...
A Summer Camp For All Genders
You Are You is an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming boys and their families. This camp offers a temporary safe haven where children can freely express their interpretations of gender alongside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over their shoulders. At camp, the children do all the typical camp things. They canoe, they craft, and they roast marshmallows. Almost all of the children are biological boys who like to wear girls' clothing.