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Camps help ease anxiety for LGBTQ campers and for their parents back home

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Several years ago, 18-year-old Kian Tortorello-Allen was nervous about telling the camp he had attended since he was 11 that he was transgender and about the gender pronouns he was now using. “I really didn’t want anything to change in a community that I loved,” he says. Though his mother told administrators, Tortorello-Allen, wasn’t allowed to move from the girls’ bunk, where he had spent past summers, to the boys’ bunk. “Our bunks were separated and on different sides of the hill called ‘girls’ side’ and ‘boys’ side.’ I didn’t have a choice and had to stay on the girls’ side even though I would have far preferred to stay on the boys’ side,” he says. Read more…

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Camps help ease anxiety for LGBTQ campers and for their parents back home

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Several years ago, 18-year-old Kian Tortorello-Allen was nervous about telling the camp he had attended since he was 11 that he was transgender and about the gender pronouns he was now using. “I really didn’t want anything to change in a community that I loved,” he says. Though his mother told administrators, Tortorello-Allen, wasn’t allowed to move from the girls’ bunk, where he had spent past summers, to the boys’ bunk. “Our bunks were separated and on different sides of the hill called ‘girls’ side’ and ‘boys’ side.’ I didn’t have a choice and had to stay on the girls’ side even though I would have far preferred to stay on the boys’ side,” he says. Read more…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda raps as a dragon in new album from ‘Story Pirates’ podcast creators

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


A new song featuring superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda is out this week, and the backstory  involves a Utah teen’s bike ride to karate and a top-rated podcast for kids. 

It’s an unusual combination— a bike ride to karate, a rapping dragon and the creator of Hamilton. But it’s standard fare for the thousands who regularly stream the Story Pirates podcastStory Pirates (the group of the same name) seeks out kids’ stories, which its creative team then “steals” and turns into sketch comedy and songs, sometimes snagging celebrities to help. Read more…

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