Icelandic Children's Show Explains Being Gay To Kids - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Children’s Show Explains Being Gay To Kids

Published October 21, 2015

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Stundin okkar

Pop star Páll Óskar made a recent appearance on the children’s show Stundin Okkar, where he explained sexual orientation in terms anyone would understand.

Stundin Okkar (“Our Moment”) is the longest-running children’s show in Iceland, and is shown on public broadcasting network RÚV. Recently, the show was paid a visit by legendary pop singer Páll Óskar.

In the clip, Páll explains to a friend why he isn’t attracted to girls and never will be. The innate nature of sexual orientation is explained as “You don’t decide what makes your heart beat. It just beats.”

“And think about what it would be like to live in a world where it didn’t matter who you were attracted to,” he said.

“That would be awesome,” his friend concludes.

You can watch the clip, with English subtitles, below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBjqtp9HqNw&w=560&h=315]
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