Texas school board bans teachers from saying that trans people exist

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/08/texas-school-board-bans-teachers-saying-trans-people-exist/

What have I been saying.   This goes against medical data and scientific evidence.   Are they going to insist that teachers deny gayss / lesbians exist?  Will they insist teachers teach that same sex attraction is a mental illness and must be treated as such?    This denies reality.   This is a hate driven attempt to wipe out the trans people first then the rest of the LGBTQ+.  Yes they will come for the gays and lesbians next.    Just as these people never accepted that abortion was a legal right they wont accept that the LGBTQ+ have rights.   They cannot stand the tolerance, acceptance, and changing social status of the LGBTQ+ have gained.    They cannot just live the way they want and let others do the same, they must force their backwards views on everyone.   They will not stop and if not apposed, if we don’t push back hard they simply will keep pushing until everything the LGBTQ+ has worked for will be wiped away.  They want to enforce that they must not be offended yet they feel entitled to offend everyone else.   These people like to scream they are being canceled and they want to cancel the LGBTQ+ along with any difference in thought from theirs.     This is why I fight back so hard and correct the misinformation.   I am fighting for the existence of myself and the rest of the LGBTQ+, and really, I am fighting for the rights of everyone who doesn’t live lock step with these right-wing Christian Nationalist hater thugs.   They are the Christian US Taliban.   Note that the majority did not want this policy but the haters forced it on everyone.   Hugs

 
Teacher and a student with masks.
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A local school board in Texas has adopted a sweeping new set of guidelines that ban discussion about the existence of transgender people – which they call “gender fluidity” – and critical race theory, prohibits the use of pronouns that aren’t aligned with the sex on a student’s birth certificate, and restricts use of restrooms and locker rooms, among other new prohibitions.

The new guidelines, approved by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District near Dallas, are the result of a concerted campaign organized by conservative Christian group Patriot Mobile Action, which has spent millions of dollars electing conservative majorities to Texas school boards.

Hundreds of residents showed up to the contentious meeting Monday night, with a majority speaking out against the proposed restrictions.

Among a far-right wish list of prohibitions, the new rules include guidance based on flawed definitions.

“Gender Fluidity” is defined in the text as “any theory or ideology that (1) espouses the view that biological sex is merely a social construct; (2) espouses the view that it is possible for a person to be any gender or none (i.e., non-binary); or (3) espouses the view that an individual’s biological sex should be changed to ‘match’ a self-believed gender that is different from the person’s biological sex.”

Gender fluidity is actually the idea that a person’s gender identity or expression can change over time. What the school board is calling gender fluidity is, in fact, the idea that transgender people exist at all.

Also, “nonbinary” means that a person isn’t male or female; it doesn’t necessarily mean they have no gender (that’s usually called agender).

The district also banned the use of pronouns for students and teachers “in any manner that is inconsistent with the biological sex of such person.” The district also limited the use of restrooms and other facilities to the one associated with a person’s gender on their “biological birth certificate.”

The district also banned teaching certain aspect of the history of racism in the U.S., specifically citing the 1619 Project and “critical race theory,” a catch-all term used by conservatives to describe teaching about racism in history.

Over a hundred people spoke in opposition to the proposal, including a United Methodist pastor who said the guidelines reflect a “fascist agenda” that does not represent Christian values.

A Patriot Mobile activist can be seen behind him.

2 thoughts on “Texas school board bans teachers from saying that trans people exist

    1. Hello taurusingemini. Yes and it won’t accomplish what the haters want. These haters think that if they can make any mention of the LGBTQ+ go away that not only will kids never be gay, lesbian, or trans but all the LGBTQ+ will go into hiding. Nope that ship has sailed. The LGBTQ+ learned from Stonewall that when attacked we need to respond hard and fast and not let the haters push us around. We will not be silenced and we will not go away quietly. Now that depends on the Democrats staying in charge because of people like DeathSantis get into the presidency we are totally screwed as he will use the might of the federal government to harm us and make us go into hiding. Hugs

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