Groups Pushing Gender Ideologies in Schools
- Sex and Gender
GLSEN is an organization known for promoting LGBTQ issues to young children. The organization’s website states “while many LGBTQ+-inclusive school supports begin in middle or high school, it is critical for elementary schools to establish a foundation of respect and understanding for all people.” GLSEN has even appeared to show support for using “hormone replacement therapy” with children.
Planned Parenthood is an organization that offers “gender affirming hormone therapy” to people, including minors, wanting to transition to another gender. Children who are 16 and 17 years old can potentially receive “estrogen” and “testosterone” hormone therapy, according to Planned Parenthood’s website. Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are a vulnerable population that often seek to transition to another gender as they tend to view the world differently than the general population. Organizations that offer “hormone therapy” to minors inherently prey on these vulnerable groups.
Learning for Justice is an organization known for offering resources to help educators teach their students about “social justice” and equity. One resource that Learning for Justice specifically offers is called the “Social Justice Standards.” The document for these standards includes goals to achieve for students. One goal is that “students will develop language and historical and cultural knowledge that affirm and accurately describe their membership in multiple identity groups.”
Gender Spectrum is an organization that offers resources specifically targeting “youth” and even teachers. Gender Spectrum offers resources to educators that explain how the discussion of gender can be integrated into subjects like history, science, mathematics, and even physical education. In targeting the youth, Gender Spectrum offers online chatrooms for children as young as 10 years old who identify as “trans” or “non-binary.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest LGBTQ political lobbying organization and is known for pushing LGBTQ issues nationwide, including in schools. The HRC pressures major corporations, law firms, hospitals, and government officials at all levels to march in lockstep with its agenda, which includes gender-affirming care for young children. The organization promotes using lawsuits to block laws that would protect children from being taught gender ideology while at school.
Advocates for Youth is an organization that promotes a “K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum.” The organization provides schools with lesson plans that include teaching kindergarteners about “different kinds of families” and first graders about “gender roles.” The organization also tailors lesson plans for the classrooms of specific states, including New Jersey, Illinois, and Florida.
The GSA Network is an organization that uses children to push LGBTQ political issues in schools throughout the country. The organization promotes and sponsors “GSA clubs” for students in schools that are used as “vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.” GSA Network outright states that it “trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement.”
SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change is an organization that, according to the website, has been advocating for “advances in sex education through advocacy, policy and coalition building” since 1964. They envision “an equitable nation where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure, and wholeness.” They are explicit about their goal of “providing rights-based sexuality information and education at the federal, state, and local levels.” In other words, the K-12 system.