Canada: This doll wants to crush transphobia by educating kids on trans identity

Meet Sam. Sam is just a kid who wants to help you understand who he is. And he happens to be transgender.

The trans boy is actually a brand-new toy in development, and his creators hope he explains what it means to be transgender to children. Made up of a series of stacking dolls, each layer of the toy represents a stage of gender questioning and exploring. The Russian nesting dolls also come with an e-book to help teachers and guardians talk about gender diversity with their children and students.

Sam was created by Gender Creative Kids Canada, a nonprofit transgender support organization for children, parents, and families in Montreal. The nonprofit calls Sam "the world's first educational transgender toy," and is currently running a Kickstarter to fund production. Read more via Mashable