A Canadian company is raising funds online for what it calls the world’s “first educational transgender toy,” in which children are taught that they can change their gender as often as they want to. The Kickstarter page for the toy named “Sam” created by Gender Creative Kids Canada, has raised over $15,000, with a stated mission to “educate people around the world about gender identity issues.” “Sam is an essential tool designed to help children understand what it means to

grow up as a transgender child,” the website says. A YouTube video for the nestling toy presents Sam’s backstory and the many stages of “gender questioning” the toy goes through. As a baby, Sam begins life “happily unaware of what gender even is,” before she starts “exploring gender through identity play” and questioning “cultural gender norms.”  READ MORE