Kindergarten Class Sends Emotional LGBT Pride Message with Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors': VIDEO

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A Los Angeles kindergarten class has an LGBT Pride message for you that will make your reach for the Kleenex.

Writes Arturo Avina on his blog:

Oh. My. God. Conservatives were actually right on this one. The "gay agenda" is infiltrating our public schools! And you know what? It's absolutely fabulous.

My talented kindergarteners at Olympic Primary Center in the Los Angeles Unified School District—who found online success earlier this year with their outstanding film adaptation of the beloved book "Miss Nelson is Missing"—celebrated the end of an eventful school year by performing Cyndi Lauper's classic anthem, "True Colors." In the video above, you can see how as they sing, they use American Sign Language while the audience reflects on the statements "You Are Good" and "You Are Perfect." Combine that with rainbows, messages of love, and a great pop song and you have a touching performance that represents what my students have learned.

The lesson: love yourself, and always show love, kindness, and respect towards others no matter who they are. Regardless of ethnicity, sex, gender, religious creed, or sexual orientation, EVERYONE is worthy of love.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And read Avina's full post here.

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  1. A beautiful song about diversity. Bravo.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 9, 2013 3:12:26 AM


  2. James, how do you know what was discussed with the children in the weeks leading up to their show. Don't underestimate what children can come up with, what they view in the world and the issues that affect them day to day (others being mean, noticing differences, talking about emotional issues in school). Sure, they don't get a full on LGBT sexuality issue, but is that all that their little show was about? Not really.

    Posted by: Dylancat | Jun 9, 2013 3:46:06 AM


  3. Sweet.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 9, 2013 3:57:21 AM


  4. Neither Jim nor Will are fools. They're advocating for the innocence of kids which is worth the highest of praise. The rebuttal I offer in this instance is that this was not an advocacy of any sort. No pluralist marriage or traditional marriage or SSM statements were made. They only avocation was that amazing placard message that 'everyone is worthy of love'.

    'What if's' & 'slippery slope' arguments could be made to end any kind of kids pageant.

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 9, 2013 9:58:10 AM


  5. So in this creepy production there is a mirror with a sign over it that says "You are Perfect." That is a lie. The teacher should be fired for lying to kids.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Jun 9, 2013 12:38:47 PM


  6. Adorable. <3

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 9, 2013 12:40:59 PM


  7. funny- the guys complaining about this video are the type who would have benefitted from having a kindergarten class like this one.

    had you learned, as a kid, not to hate who you are, and who others are, you wouldn't be the insecure self-hating 'mos barely standing before us today.

    werk.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 9, 2013 1:07:03 PM


  8. I love myself Kiwi. That's why I have the strength to have my own opinions. Don't know who crowned you wisdom, knowledge and compassion, but it's an act. You are more full of judgmental rage than anyone on this site.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 9, 2013 2:44:01 PM


  9. beautiful. And the school celebrates pride month, as evident from their website: http://home.lausd.net/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=313977&id=0

    Posted by: Reality | Jun 9, 2013 11:36:22 PM


  10. When I was making out with my first boyfriend, I wasn't thinking about kindergarden kids. Shows you how warped it's gotten. Gay got lost somewhere. It got buried beneath too much bullshi-.

    Posted by: geb | Jun 10, 2013 12:25:19 AM


  11. @ geb
    This isn't about you making out with your first boyfriend.

    It's about all people being worthy of love, which is something you will never know.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Jun 10, 2013 12:10:34 PM


  12. funny - the "arguments' against what these kids were involved in are remarkably similar to the GOP's "Don't Say Gay" bill - the "argument" being - you can't say anything, good or BAD.

    in both cases, it misses the nuanced distinction that there's nothing bad about teaching children to embrace diversity before they're taught to hate it.

    and remember: catholics get to "their" kids by age 8 - with that first communion that lets them know they're full of Sins that they need to confess in order to save their souls.
    mhmmmm

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 10, 2013 1:13:37 PM


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