President Obama’s ‘safe schools’ czar, Kevin Jennings, sees his transgender plans for public and private schools within reach in a move developing in the state of Maine.
A hearing is scheduled next week on a proposal before the Maine Human Rights Commission to make allowances statewide for ‘transgender’ students. An organization founded by Jennings is behind the effort, according to a new report.
The plan essentially would instruct schools to allow boys who say they are transgender to use girls’ facilities, such as restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa.
Mass Resistance, a Massachusetts organization that works to counteract the advance of homosexual activism, has documented in a new report that the Jennings-launched “Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network” “has played a key role in the nightmare plan to transgenderize restrooms in Maine’s schools.”
The report cites a reference from the Bangor Daily News that described GLSEN as a partner in the push to end biology-based restrooms.
The newspaper report said representatives from several “gay and lesbian” groups were involved in a Dec. 15 workshop with the Human Rights Commission on the guidelines.
“One of them was Peter Rees of the Downeast Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network [GLSEN] based in Ellsworth,” the report said. “Rees said people who oppose rights for transgender students – such as allowing them to use locker rooms with people who are biologically of the opposite sex — fear something ‘that just isn’t borne out in reality.’”
The Mass Resistance report noted Rees said, “What do they think is going to happen? That boy who is identifying as a girl is not going to be displaying herself in a girls’ locker room. She’s going to be acting as much like a girl as possible and being very modest.”
But Mass Resistance wondered just what that means.
“‘She’ – meaning a boy – will be ‘acting … like a girl … and being very modest.’ But wait! We thought we weren’t supposed to stereotype on the basis of gender!? How confusing!” the Mass Resistance report said.
The organization also cited a 2008 report to the governor in Maine from the “LGBT Youth Commission,” which cited GLSEN as an authoritative source on “what needs to be done in the schools.”
“Maine’s 2005 anti-discrimination law – covering the essentially undefined revolutionary concepts ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity or expression’ – has opened the door to the horror of boys using girls’ restrooms and locker rooms (and vice versa), and playing on opposite-sex sports teams, in schools,” Mass Resistance said.
The report also cited an incident in which a GLSEN-Boston board member talked to a classroom of third-graders about a student’s father transitioning to “become a woman.”
“‘Safe Schools Czar’ Jennings was one of the masterminds of this insanity being foisted upon young children across the country,” the Mass Resistance report said. “He founded GLSEN shortly after his participation in the 1987 gay march on Washington. He apparently also participated in the 1993 gay march on the capitol, which was the first big event to push ‘gender identity’ non-discrimination alongside ‘gay and lesbian rights’ demands.”
Last May, WND broke the news of Jennings’ federal appointment to oversee
“safety” in the nation’s public schools after he had boasted of using the theme to promote homosexuality and other alternative sexual lifestyles to students.
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WND has reported Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, his influence over a conference for teachers and children that included instruction in various homosexual acts such as “fisting,” multiple efforts at the congressional level to have him removed, his responsiveness when a porn publisher asked for his help in writing a book, his financial sponsorship of radical homosexual art and his membership in the sometimes-violent radical Act Up homosexual organization.
The sexually graphic books the Jennings-founded GLSEN recommends for children also have been the subject of reports.
At the Washington Times, a series of editorials addressed worries over Jennings’ influence on children.
“Teaching children sexual techniques is simply not appropriate. Unfortunately, it is part of a consistent pattern by some homosexual activists to promote underage homosexuality while pretending that their mission is simply to promote tolerance for so-called alternative lifestyles,” the newspaper said.
“It is outrageous that someone involved in this scandal is being paid by the taxpayers to serve in a high-powered position at the Education Department, of all places. At some point, [Education Secretary Arne] Duncan, Mr. Jennings, Obama administration spokesmen and the president himself are going to have to start answering questions about all this. Refusing to do so won’t make the issue go away.”