Harper Junior High teachers are given training on gender identity and pronouns; advised to hang pride flags and use they/them pronouns until told otherwise.


In May 2021, teachers at Frances Harper Junior High School in Davis, California underwent LGBT training where they were taught how to “decolonize their language and deconstruct that which they’ve been taught about gender.” The presentation starts with a glossary of terms including gender identity, transphobia, and cissexism:

The training advises teachers to hang pride flags in their classrooms and to avoid “credible” resources in assignments if they do not conform to the LGBT experience:

The training also advises teachers to ask students to announce their pronouns and to greet people with “they/them” unless otherwise directed not to:

The full training is linked below: