Virginia is a leader in perversity in the schools and has been for decades. Back when my kids were youngsters in elementary school 35 and more years ago, Fairfax County was promoting Planned Parenthood style sex ed. I went and previewed some of the materials. Parents were presented as the enemy. In a movie titled Hassles and Hangups, narrated by Michael Douglas, parents were the ones who caused all their kids problems by "hassling" them and giving them "hangups." Parents were depicted screaming at their kids. Ah... but they could go to the friendly school counselor to get all the help they needed (and all the drugs and plugs). I overheard the facilitator say to someone after the movie that they were showing the "least controversial" items.
A filmstrip for 6th graders showed a man in a white lab coat telling a student that the way to avoid STDs was "not to change sexual partners too frequently." For 6th graders! Hello, that's 12-year-olds.
And the perversion continues. LifeSiteNews describes the latest gender insanity proposals here with a link to what I can only describe as a horrifying proposed policy on gender issues for Virginia schools.
What will be the impact if the document becomes mandatory?
- Biological males will be allowed to use girls' bathrooms and shower facilities, play on female teams, sleep with the girls on field trips, etc. Here's what the document says: "Whenever schools provide sex-segregated activities such as physical education classes, students should be allowed to participate in a manner consistent with their gender identity. Students have the right to equitable access to programs, activities, and events that include but are not limited to acknowledgements, dances, assemblies, after-school programs, extracurricular activities, intramurals, non-competitive sports leagues, and field trips. For overnight field trips, the school should not force the student into single-occupancy accommodations that are not required for other students; however, such alternative accommodations should be made available to any student requesting them."
- And more: "Students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their consistently asserted gender identity.....It can be emotionally harmful for a transgender student to be questioned regarding the use of restrooms and facilities. School staff should not confront students about their gender identity upon entry into the restroom."
- Watch for parents to be stigmatized and condemned if they won't buy into the transgender insanity and try to protect their children. The report even talks about reporting parents to Child Protective Services. "Additionally, privacy and confidentiality are critical for transgender students who do not have supportive families. Disclosing a student’s transgender status can pose imminent safety risks, such as losing family support or housing....School divisions will need to consider the health and safety of the student in situations where students may not want their parents to know about their transgender status, and schools should address this on a case-by-case basis. If a student is not ready or able to safely share with their family about their transgender status, this should be respected. There are no regulations requiring school staff to notify a parent or guardian of a student’s request to affirm their gender identity, and school staff should work with students to help them share the information with their family when they are ready to do so. Refer to additional discussions regarding when parents are aware of but are not affirming of the student’s transgender status in the next section."