Harvard Law School hosts 'Proud Twinkie' for keynote address

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Will Larkins, aka @ProudTwinkie on Twitter, a 17-year-old student who penned an op-ed in The New York Times objecting to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, gave a keynote speech at Harvard Law School’s Youth Summit “about the modern non-binary experience and how gen-z will change the world.”

Larkins promised that he would share the link to the YouTube video once it was up.

Larkins, who heads the Queer Student Union at his Winter Park, Florida high school, claims that the Parental Rights in Education Bill harms students like him. Larkins speaks in The New York Times about realizing that he was gay as a rising 7th-grader. It took a girl at summer camp to show him the ropes. Larkins now identifies as gender non-binary.

By Larkins’ view, teachers should have been explaining sexual orientation to elementary schoolers and that in some way, this would have prevented him from being bullied because other children would have known that he “wasn’t some tragic anomaly, a strange fluke that needed to be fixed.”

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