Workshop description from the conference program:

At Brookline High School, April 30, GLSEN homosexual conference for middle- and high-school kids:

Your tax money at work: Planned Parenthood gives radical "transgender / transsexual" workshop to kids.

The nation's #1 abortion provider (which gets a lot of public money) is worse than you thought.

Completely supported by school administration (according to their communication with parents & others).

Like most of the other workshops, this was held in a classroom at Brookline High school.  There were several handouts given out, in addition to the discussions.  The person we talked who attended this found it particularly depressing.  But keep in mind, this is Planned Parenthood's (and Brookline High's) idea of what your children should be learning.
 

Notes taken at the session:

Gender = Using old terms without phobic purposes? Offended at male/female choice. Three-year-old boy: let him wear dresses, bracelets. Let girls play with trucks. Good for you.

"Gender dysphoria" -- when gender and ID don't match; troubled soul; medical term.

"Gender identity disorder" -- term used for kids.

85% of all population have transgendered at least once. Take "gender" out of "trans" to get away from gender.

"Queer" can replace "GLBTQI".
"Gay" allows for more people.
"Cross Dresser" - may be better term; the trans community is getting away from "transvestite".
"Drag Queen/King" - performer, having fun.
"Biologically congruent" - example: male gender & male identity is "normal".

Intersex or trans doesn't define orientation. 10% of transgender community is Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual.

Intersex - umbrella term; ex. "big clit, small penis, no vaginal opening." Debate about marriage in Intersex, GLBT communities.

Talked about supporting discussions of trans/intersex issues by health teachers; engage politicians; have open dialogue, don't close it by yelling or screaming.

Discussion of principal who did nothing when kids poked fun at boy with fingernail polish.

Use of gender-neutral pronouns is suggested: "ze" instead of he or she; "hir" instead of his or her.

Discussed a transgender student at a Gay/Straight Alliance who wants gender-neutral bathroom.



In the words of one attendee. . .

"There were 20-25 people in the workshop, almost all kids. They all looked like freshmen in high school. It was run by two very manly-looking women from Planned Parenthood. Medium height, medium build, with short, short haircuts. Both dressed like men.

"It was kind of sad and disheartening. For example, one girl, who looked like an 8th or 9th grader, was dressed like a hooker, in boots, stockings, suggestive blouse, and lipstick. She started talking about 'multiple types of genders' and how it bothered her when she filled out online forms that there was just male and female to choose from. 'No, it's NOT just male or female,' she said to the group.

"The workshop coordinators agreed, and responded that, 'They're just keeping a stereotype alive,' indicating that limiting society to two genders is almost like a crime."











HANDOUTS GIVEN OUT (AND DISCUSSED)


Action steps for your kids
, from Planned Parenthood:



This came from the Center for Gender Sanity, www.gendersanity.com, a transsexual site. "A refuge for male/female dichotomies, sex-based stereotypes, and other gender madness…" Quote at bottom of home page: "No wonder I'm all confused -- one of my parents was a woman, the other was a man."



The two handouts below came from Samuel Lurie, New England HIV Education Consortium (via New England AIDS Education and Training Center), www.neaetc.org/_htm/NEHEC/transgender.htm.



More truly bizarre stuff:
Here's Planned Parenthood's instructions for a child becoming an "ally" and becoming immersed in that world.  They want to change how your child looks at the world regarding sexual perversions.

 

AND THERE'S  MORE -  radical (bizarre!) handouts also given out to the kids:  

"The Intersex Society of North America" handout, in Adobe Acrobat format.  Why this is being given out to kids (or adults, for that matter) we can't figure out.

"Guide to Intersex & Trans Terminologies", and also "resources" for kids to go to.