NEW YORK CITY — Nine Florida mayors have allied themselves with a national LGBTQ group that advocates for schools to keep parents in the dark about whether or not their child is homosexual or gender-confused.
The mayors – all of whom are Democrats – joined 11 of America’s 24 blue-state governors in pledging their support last week for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) “Rise Up for LGBTQ+ Youth” campaign.
The campaign “calls on every adult and ally in a position of authority who supports equal educational opportunity and believes that schools must be free from transphobia, homophobia, racism, and all forms of bigotry and discrimination to rise up and say so.”
GLSEN states that its mission is to “transform K-12 educational systems” to make them more supportive of homosexuality and gender confusion. The organization also perpetuates gender confusion by creating policy guides for schools and teachers that advise them to affirm students in their identity crisis.
In addition to affirming this confusion – which often leads to the young teenagers making life-altering decisions to sterilize and mutilate themselves – the GLSEN guides discourage teachers from notifying parents of this serious mental health issue.
A GLSEN guide called the “Model Local Education Agency Policy on Transgender and Nonbinary Students” offers the following recommendation to teachers: “If a student is not yet out to their parent(s)/guardian(s), using their prior name in correspondence may be the desirable course of action, although they use a different name amongst peers and educators in school.”
The mayors who pledged their support for this organization include: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey, Gainesville Mayor Harvey Ward, Wilton Manors Mayor Scott Newton and Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper.
They joined Democrat governors from Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Washington.