This myth gives adults permission to not listen or believe their child but instead to try to control and change them.

  • Gender Identity is too complex for a child to understand.
  • Only adults can know what gender identity a child should have.
  • Children must be guided to follow a set gender standard.
  • Who knows our heart’s desire?
  • Children know what they like.

“Developmental psychology theory teaches that a child should know their gender identity by age 6.”

Diane Ehrensaft, Director of Mental Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s, Child and Adolescent Gender Center

Myth #1 : Being LGBTQ+ is a choice.

Myth #2: Transgender people are confused or tricking others.

Myth #3: Gay people can change.

Myth #4: Gay men molest children.

Myth #5: The bathroom threat is real.

Myth #6: Same sex parents harm children.

Myth #7: Being LGBTQ+ is a mental disorder.

Myth #8: People can be turned gay.

Myth #9: Children are too young to know.