At Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington Virginia lessons in what it means to be transgender begin in Kindergarten. The lesson was part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. This year the NEA chose to partner with Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for LGBT civil rights. In the lesson for 5 and 6 year olds, the transgender spokesman read aloud to the children from the book “I am Jazz” about a young boy whose parents let him chose to become a girl when he was 5 years old rather than get the child the mental help he needed to accept himself as he was, a boy.
From the Washington Post:
Lily Eskelsen García, president of the union, said the support (for transgenders) was especially urgent because the Trump administration has reversed guidance intended to protect transgender students.
“We have seen a complete, literal rollback of the protections for students, especially transgender students,” said García, who also read to students. “The Trump administration has been openly hostile, whether or not you’re a transgender soldier or a transgender little boy or little girl. It is more important than ever before that we speak out.”
Read all about it here.