Vatican on Gender Identity – level 2

18-06-2019 07:00

The Vatican released a 31-page paper that explains in detail how Catholic schools, parents and others should talk about ‘gender theory’.

The document criticises ‘radical’ forms of gender identity. It says that gender identity is based on only feeling, wants and confusion. The paper goes on to say that the idea of being transgender or gender neutral is not real.

Some LGBTQ groups were quick to criticise the Vatican because they see things differently. Also, some people are thinking about why the document was released in June because people wrote it in February 2019.

The month of June is the Pride Month. People choose to remember the Stonewall rebellion, which took place at the end of June 1969. The rebellion was a demonstration against police attacks on people in a gay bar in New York.

However, the document says that everyone should be respected. The Vatican is against attacking people or saying terrible things to them only because they are ‘different’.

Difficult words: release (show to people), based on (built on), confusion (when people are confused – they think many things and they do not know what is true).

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