Next Wednesday, Newton North High School is hosting a “Transgender Bisexual Gay & Lesbian Appreciation Day”, where students are taken out of classes for an all-day event to attend seminars on homosexuality, answering questions like “What happens when ones gender identity does not match their sex?” and “What does it mean to be a family?”.
Two main issues I have with this: First, it’s using public funding (that is, my tax dollars). Second, parents haven’t been notified. From what little I can gather on the Internet, apparently there was some disagreement last year about whether parents were notified, and this year I haven’t found anything other than Article 8‘s update that just states that “parents haven’t been notified”. (It is on their school’s calendar, but I don’t know if parents check that on a regular basis.)
So, I urge support of the strengthened Massachusetts Parents Rights Bill. At the very least, parents ought to know about this kind of thing going on, and have the choice to have their kid not attend.