Add Spanish-language Estrella TV to the disturbing list of media outlets that have decided to celebrate, rather than critically report on, one of the latest societal aberrations being promoted by the Left: child drag queens. Calling it a “beautiful story”, Estrella TV anchor Adriana Yañez hailed the nine-year-old Texas boy who last year was a featured performer in the Austin International Drag Festival.
The boy, whose full name along with his parents’ names were not revealed in reports by Reuters, ABC or Estrella TV, was celebrated as the poster boy for ‘creative gender.’ In a report that failed to include even a single critical or cautionary voice about the phenomenon, correspondent María Teresa Sarabia instead parroted the mother’s preposterous claim that she is encouraging the boy’s drag queen aspirations in order “to keep him from developing mental health problems.”
MARIA TERESA SARABIA, CORRESPONDENT, ESTRELLA TV: Keegan's mother claims her goal is to allow him the space to be who he is, and keep him from developing the mental health problems that are common in children of the LGBTQ community. And although both recognize that society is not as accepting of a kid like theirs as they are, they are happy with the school environment created by teachers in the classroom, where the child's teacher says that most of the students consider him a leader.
The kernel of truth in Sarabia’s story is that child LGBTQ life is highly correlated with mental illness. Even Reuters noted last week that a new national survey of 34,000 LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 24 found 39 percent seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months, as did more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
Unfortunately, as Sarabia reports, public schools across the country are now effectively promoting gender dysphoria and deviance, instead of helping students overcome the disorder. As former transgender Walt Heyer points out, by the time they reach adolescence or adulthood three out of four children who suffer from gender dysphoria will abandon the idea of being the opposite gender. Moreover, many who ultimately decide to attempt to change their gender continue to suffer from mental illness and regrets.
As Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians also points out, “over 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosed mental disorder, and there is no evidence that gender-dysphoric children who commit suicide are any different. Many gender dysphoric children simply need therapy to get to the root of their depression, which very well may be the same problem triggering the gender dysphoria.” Both Heyer and Cretella vigorously oppose the recent onslaught of ‘progressive’ laws that legislate affirmation as the only therapy allowed for gender dysphoria and related mental health challenges.
Click Expand to read the entire transcript of the above-referenced report, as aired during the June 21, 2019 edition of Noticiero Estrella.
ADRIANA YAÑEZ, ANCHOR, NOTICIERO ESTRELLA: And a nine year old boy in Texas has become a voice for what he and his parents call creative gender. Maria Teresa Sarabia explains what it's about.
MARIA TERESA SARABIA, CORRESPONDENT, ESTRELLA TV: Some children like to play soccer, others video games and many more with toy cars. Nine year old Keegan likes to wear dresses, put on makeup and do choreography as his alter ego Kween Keekee in front of his family and classmates. His parents, both suicide survivors, made the decision to be more aware of the typical gender roles, and not impose them in their home.
CHRIS, FATHER OF KEEGAN: I'm here supporting my kid for who they are, and I wouldn't want to do it any other way.
MARIA TERESA SARABIA: Keegan's mother claims her goal is to allow him the space to be who he is, and keep him from developing the mental health problems that are common in children of the LGBTQ community. And although both recognize that society is not as accepting of a kid like theirs as they are, they are happy with the school environment created by teachers in the classroom, where the child's teacher says that most of the students consider him a leader.
KEEGAN, DRAG QUEEN CHILD: I want the world to know that you can be special, and you can be who you want to be. You can be a vegetarian, you can even be a veterinarian. You can be LGBTQ. You can be a drag queen, drag king!
MARIA TERESA SARABIA: The Suicide Prevention Resource Center, estimates that between five and 10 percent of LGBTQ youth tried to commit suicide because of the lack of social acceptance. But they add that a plan of gender inclusive studies and a hospitable home can prevent sexual harassment, and avoid homophobia. Maria Teresa Sarabia, Noticiero Estrella TV.
ADRIANA YAÑEZ: It’s a beautiful story.