“Gender Snowperson” used to teach 4th graders that their sex and pronouns were “assigned at birth” and that they should use non-binary language with strangers


In October 2019, fourth-graders in Lexington, MA were taught to “articulate what gender identity is and why it’s important to use non-binary language in describing people we don’t know yet.” According to photos shared on Twitter by the district’s Director of Equity and Student Supports, students learned about “gender identity,” “gender expression,” “sexual orientation,” and “sex assigned at birth” by examining sticky notes on a “Gender Snowperson” who was drawn in magic marker on a large sheet of paper. The students were also taught that their pronouns had been “assigned at birth.”

To read all about “equity” in Lexington Public Schools, click here.