A California school district allegedly created extensive lesson plans and documents encouraging the use of films, books, and events in order to push LGBT and transgender content.
Documents reviewed by the Daily Wire, reportedly produced by the Hayward Unified School District, directed the district’s approximately 19,000 students to watch certain films and documentaries that include disturbing content.
The document provides instructions on how to access the videos at a local library, complete with descriptions and the suggested school grade for viewers.
The first suggestion is a 12-minute short called “I’m Just Anneke,” recommended for grades 5 to 12.
“Anneke is 12. She loves ice hockey and is a hardcore tomboy. Everybody who meets her assumes she’s a boy, but she’s not sure if she wants to be a girl, a boy, or something in-between when she grows up,” the description read.
“Gender Matters: Transgender Youth” is recommended for grades 6 to 12 and is described as “short films about transgender and gender non-conforming young adults.”
Grades 8 to 12 are suggested to watch another film about how “gender messages shape young people’s daily decisions,” as well as “the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender expectations have on all our lives.”
Another document from the district gave a template for a “Pride Flag Ceremony,” which suggested several speakers. One speaker should “read aloud with LGBTQ identities represented” about a “local, impactful historical figure who is LGBTQ and their contributions to the community.”
The template also suggested bringing posters that were “created with an ally,” to “hand out swag,” and “take pictures together with allies at the flagpole.”
In case educators were not aware of what type of “swag” to hand out, the district provided suggestions for that as well. Along with ribbons, stickers, flags, and posters, “Protect trans kids shirt” was also a suggested item.
In addition, a broader document called “LGBTQIA+, Gender, & Pride in HUSD” contained over 90 different pro-LGBT resources, and justifications for the inclusion of such content.
The document described the evolution of the programs for “safe school environments for all students including LGBTQIA+ youth” that spawned in the early 2000s and also noted which gay orientations to celebrate in a given month.
The district’s intentions were revealed rather simplistically under the heading “gender and identity.”
“Sexual orientation is an important topic for students to learn about.”