A public middle school in New Jersey has forced 12-year-olds to learn about transgender hormone therapy without parental consent.
The children were forced to watch a video about a woman who started taking testosterone injections 10 years ago.
“You can build the courage to stand up for yourself in a way that you want to do with your life,” says LGBT worker Idean Dowling. “Ten years on testosterone.”
“Teachers and administrators at Pearl R. Miller Middle School in Kinellon, NJ, have not previously informed parents about the lesson, including slideshows with definitions of different gender ideologies.” Free beacon.
Free Beacon reports:
As part of a social studies class, a New Jersey public middle school forced students to watch a video about a transgender man’s hormone therapy – all without informing the parents.
The video, “Tes Years on Testosterone,” details the transformation of LGBT activist Idean Dowling through hormone injection. Kinellon, NJ’s Pearl R. Miller Middle School teachers and administrators have not yet informed parents about the lessons included in the slideshow, including definitions of different gender ideologies.
Dowling later spoke at a school-wide gathering as part of the school’s “Stories of Adversity and Resilience program,” which administrators informed parents of ahead of time with the option of opting out of their children. Concerned parents crowded a school board meeting last Thursday, where board members acknowledged that parents should have been similarly informed about hormone therapy videos.
“I felt like I was blind,” Lauren Malfitano, whose two sons were shown the video, told the Washington Free Beacon. “They are learning about this gender norm before men and women take actual biology classes.”
The school superintendent did not respond to a request for comment.
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