PBS Promoting Transgender Lifestyle to Children

PBS Promoting Transgender Lifestyle to Children

The Public Broadcasting Service has approved "Growing Up Trans," which will air tonight June 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT. Keep in mind that children and teens stay up later during the summer months. Obviously, PBS is attempting to desensitize America's youth by airing a program starring children. This alone will entice kids to watch.

PBS' website describes the program: "Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In 'Growing Up Trans,' a 90-minute special airing June 30 on PBS, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families."

The show is attempting to normalize the transgender lifestyle and make it appear OK while using young cast members to lure a young audience. Many families have already discovered that PBS is anything but family-friendly. But 1MM thought a warning should still be sent out for anyone who continues to watch the channel.

PBS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies heavily on donations from sponsors.

Take Action

Please use the information 1MM has provided to contact PBS concerning "Growing Up Trans" and strongly encourage PBS to drop all plans to air this program.

Let them also know you are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging sponsors to no longer financially support PBS.

Send Email

Send To: sgptv@wgbh.org Subject: Stop exploiting children

As a parent and a member of OneMillionMoms.com, I am concerned about the new PBS special called "Growing Up Trans." I am disgusted that your network finds this suitable content for television. I strongly encourage PBS to drop all plans to air the program "Growing Up Trans."

I am appalled that PBS intends to air a show that features transgender children in a positive light. The show is attempting to normalize the transgender lifestyle and make it appear OK while using young cast members to lure a young audience. This alone will entice kids to watch, especially since children stay up later during the summer months.

PBS has crossed the line on a network some families would expect to be safe entertainment. My family and I will not be watching "Growing Up Trans" or anything else on PBS unless you pull the plug on this special. I am also prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging sponsors to no longer financially support PBS.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding my concerns.