State Farm Scuttles LGBT Children’s Book Program

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Leaked internal memos from State Farm revealed the company’s plans to partner with the GenderCool Project to provide books with LGBT themes to teachers and other community institutions with a focus on children starting in Kindergarten. Jose Soto, State Farm’s Corporate Responsibility Analyst, described the goal of the program as “to increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support out communities in having challenging, important and empowering conversations with children Age 5+.” 

The email was obtained and published by Consumers’ Research, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, as a part of an accountability program named “Like a Creepy Neighbor,” a takeoff of the State Farm slogan. The revelation that the company planned to promote the trio of books, entitled A Kids Book About Being Transgender, A Kids Book About Being Non-Binary, and A Kids Book About Being Inclusive, led to widespread criticism online. State Farm subsequently issued a statement discontinuing the program saying, “We no longer support the program allowing for distribution of books in schools” and “Conversations about gender and identity should happen at home with parents.”

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