Chloe Grace Moretz has said there shouldn’t be an age limit to when children learn about LGBT+ relationships in schools, adding that kids should be given “the full colouring box” to grow into themselves. The young actress, who played a character sent to a conversion therapy centre in last year’s Miseducation of Cameron Post, made the heartfelt comments in an interview with BBC News.
Speaking about whether children should learn about LGBT+ Issues, the 22-year-old said, ‘I think children know what you teach them. I had two gay brothers in my family, and our little cousins have known my brothers as gay from the time they were little bitty babies. They grew up understanding that was a part of life and that love comes in many forms. So I feel like there shouldn't be an age limit to that - I think it's unfair to the child.’ The actress had previously said that her brothers had tried to “pray the gay away” as they grew up in a conservative Christian town in Georgia.
She then added, ‘It's just like saying "I'm not gonna give my kid the full colouring box because right now they should only draw with black and white" - we don't work that way. Why not give them the full range of the spectrum to grow into themselves and understand that they have the world in the palm of their hand.’
In the interview, she also spoke about how there's still a long way to go before there is gender equality in the film industry, adding, 'Representation is still few and far between because, at the end of the day, most of the time we're still being directed, written, seen and shot through a male lens.'