Two Prolific LGBT Organizations, One Of Which Works With Kids, Are Under Fire For Hiring Pedophilia Supporters

Two well-known LGBTQ organizations – Mermaids and Schwulenberatung Berlin – allegedly hired employees who support pedophilia. James Breslow and Rüdiger Lautmann are known for sympathizing with pedophiles and holding controversial views on sex and children.

By Nicole Dominique3 min read
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*This article is intended for readers 18 and older.*

The issue gained traction on social media after barrister and LGB-ally Allison Bailey tweeted about the unsettling news. “In the past 24 hours two prominent LGBT organisations, one specifically working with children, have been found to have employed men in senior positions who support pedophilia, the sexual abuse of children,” Bailey tweeted. “The rage I feel is indescribable. We warned you but you wouldn't listen.” The post now has over 30,000 likes and hundreds of comments. The topic has even caught the attention of J.K. Rowling, who also shared her thoughts on Twitter.

One Mermaids Trustee Wrote a Book about Kids and Sex

UK-based organization, Mermaids, made Dr. Jacob Breslow a trustee in 2022. According to Mermaids’ website, they have been “supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.” Breslow, an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality, wrote a monograph that covered a wide range of topics, including trans, queer, psychoanalytic theories, and the "queer life of children's desires." Breslow has proclaimed himself to be a “campaigner” against “child safeguarding.” In December 2021, during his book launch, Breslow said, Is it really that children or young people having sex is the problem? Or is it [the problem] the conditions under which that sex happens?”

Breslow then went on to discuss his thesis on children’s desires. “The queering that ‘queer’ does to the child, is one of resisting the child’s alleged asexuality and heterosexuality; allowing for the child’s pleasures, desires, and perversities; refusing the sexual narrative of growing up and becoming a proper sexual subject; and thwarting the normative frames of sexuality and identity that have constrained the child and the queer.” Let’s put this into perspective: An adult male who is always thinking about child sex is working with minors experiencing gender dysphoria. This should raise red flags.

Breslow was also a spokesperson at what sounds like a pedophilia conference. In 2011, he gave a presentation at a symposium organized by B4U-ACT, a group of researchers, therapists, and self-described “Minor Attracted Persons” (MAPs). The group was founded by a convicted child sex offender named Michael Melsheimer. Five years after Breslow’s appearance at the symposium, he went on to describe child “queerness,” affirming his previous stances on children’s sexuality. “The figure of the queer child is [...] the child who displays interest in sex generally, in same-sex erotic attachments, or in cross-generational attachments,” Breslow said.

Notes of the event can be found online, and the document mentions Breslow suggesting that children can properly be the "object of our attraction." The highlight at the bottom of the page says, "He further objectified children, suggesting that pedophiles needn't gain consent from a child to have sex with 'it' any more than we need consent from a shoe to wear it. He then used graphic, slang language to favorably describe the act of climaxing (ejaculating) 'on or with' a child. No one in attendance objected to this explicit depiction of child sexual assault."

In 2021, when Breslow introduced his book Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child, he started with a chapter titled, “Desiring the Child.” He goes on to describe a 12-year-old boy wearing a t-shirt with the words “G-A-Y” on it, and the minor performs an erotic dance in front of hundreds of people. Breslow, obviously entranced by his own imagination, says, “his movements transition [...] to those that mimic sex acts, repeating the easily citational gestations of pelvic thrusts.”

The audience members apparently “looked panicked,” while Breslow found himself “caught up in exhilarating waves of memory, identification, and desire: a wish.” Since users have uncovered Breslow's past, he has made the decision to resign from Mermaids. The deranged specifics surrounding Breslow are long and disturbing, and you can find more in this detailed piece here.

Board Member and Pedophile Sympathizer, Rüdiger Lautmann, Wants To Sponsor an LGBT Daycare

Schwulenberatung Berlin, a German-based counseling center for LGBTQ individuals, recently announced their plans to launch a “diverse” living space in Berlin. In addition to the living amenities and apartments for geriatric individuals, it will also have two daycare centers to accommodate 90 children. The daycare will focus on "LGBT education for kids," according to the pro-woman website Reduxx. 

However, one of the board members – a gay rights activist known as Rüdiger Lautmann – is a pedophile sympathizer. He wrote The Lust for Children: A Portrait of Pedophiles, a book that explores the minds of sexual abusers. “Pedophilia has nothing to do with abuse and incest,” is a rough translation of one of the sentences found in the book’s description. Lautmann's work involved researching 60 men who molested young children. He believes that children as young as 4 have the mental capacity to consent to sexual acts with adults. “Even with a 4-year-old something can happen,” Lautmann writes, “The pedophile, of course, wants his penis to be stimulated manually or orally. Only rarely will the children comply with this.”

Lautmann apparently reaffirmed his beliefs on kids and sex in an article for Pro Familia, and in it, he writes: “Our study defines the term pedophile, distinguishes it from incest, abuse and sadism. We prove that such men exist. The thesis is therefore: The desire for a child is an independent and differentiated sexual form. Pedophilia is therefore a sexual orientation like any other and no longer a perversion.” Lautmann has been heavily criticized before for his takes on pedophilia, but he still serves as the board member of Schwulenberatung Berlin, with the “living space” launching in 2023. To see more on his background, you can find Reduxx’s investigations on Rüdiger Lautmann here.

Closing Thoughts

LGBTQ organizations are known to house pedophile sympathizers and supporters of MAP, really enforcing the idea that the LGBTQ movement has been hijacked by the wrong people. As a result, kids may be attending events or centers that are pedophilic in nature, using LGBTQ “education” and teachings of acceptance as a disguise for something more sinister.

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