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Parents Furious With Teacher Who Shared Gender-Identity Graphic With Students

Parents from North Carolina left furious after a seventh-grade science teacher discussed the topic of gender identity with students in an effort to help them understand the concept better.

Luis Davila Alvarado teaches at Denair Middle School in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The teacher used a ‘Gender Unicorn’ graphic from Trans Student Education Resources to explain students the choice of ‘Mx.’ over ‘Mr.’

‘Mx.’ is a gender-neutral honorific used by individuals who don’t want to be referred to as any gender.

Source – Trans Student Educational Resource

But ‘A handful of parents’ felt the discussion as inappropriate for 12- to 14-year-olds. Sonia Rush, a step-parent of one student wrote on Facebook: ‘The teacher said that because he was transgender and the kids had lots of questions, he thought this would be beneficial to them. Which is the most bulls— excuse I’ve ever heard.’

Rush continued: ‘I don’t care what you identify as, that’s your decision. But NO ONE has the right to ask my child these questions that have absolutely nothing to do with what you are teaching in a classroom.’

It was a simple graphic of a unicorn where non-se*ual icons were used to show the areas of the human body associated with gender identity.

Another parent Kristen Hill, wrote on Facebook: ‘Let’s say the kids are confused about what to call him/her. How in hell does this … clear up any confusion about him/her?!?! What a crock of sh*t!’

Source – Daily Mail

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Written by Anu Bansal