Pittsburgh Mothers Sue Over Classroom Books That Promote Gender Transitioning
The theme of this year’s Pride Month is clear; promote transgender transitioning among children.
We are not even halfway through Pride Month, yet Americans are seeing examples of this theme every day. As woke corporations, institutions, and activists work diligently to bring these adult subjects to the classroom.
In the latest example, three Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania mothers have just filed a lawsuit to stop a first-grade teacher from instructing their kids about transgender transitioning and other gender identity topics.
As Fox News reported, the lawsuit seeks a “court order to stop the gender-related instruction or offer parents the chance to excuse their children from it” at Jefferson Elementary School in the Mount Lebanon School District.
The mothers claim that the first-grade teacher violated the Constitution, state law, and district policy by teaching gender ideology in the elementary school class by using books such as When Aiden Became a Brother and Introducing Teddy to explain and showcase how boys can transition into girls if they choose. And vise-versa.
The parents claim that the books have been aimed at children as young as six and seven years old. The lawsuit cited the 14th Amendment’s due process clause as the basis for their parental rights.
Again, this sort of movement is happening all across the nation. For instance, four Colorado elementary schools’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) groups joined forces to promote a drag queen story hour event earlier this month.
According to The Daily Wire: “Erie, Colorado’s Meadowlark Elementary School’s Parent, Teacher and Student Association committee announced that its DEI committee would team up with the DEI groups at three other elementary schools in Erie to participate in the town’s first Pride celebration.”
In a Facebook post published on June 1, Meadowlark Elementary’s DEI committee wrote “Happy Pride Month! Please join and celebrate with us!!”
“All are welcomed to join in the celebration,” it added. “[DEI groups will] sponsor and hand out rainbow flags at the main entrance points.”
The event was set around drag queen Shirley Delta Blow, who is a third-grade male teacher at The Studio School just north of Denver.
It was flagged by the group Parents Defending Education, a “grassroots organization that says it works to fight indoctrination in the classroom.”
Fast-food chains have also been notorious for targeting these adult topics at children. For example, Pizza Hut wants children to read more LGBTQ books in exchange for free pizza. And has transformed its BOOK IT! Program, which has been a unique program at Pizza Hut since 1984, to promote a book that features a little boy dressed in drag.
The book is called Big Wig, and it exposes young and innocent children to drag queens and transgenderism, amongst other controversial themes. According to the book’s publisher, the book “celebrates the universal childhood experience of dressing up and the confidence that comes with putting on a costume.”
“And it goes further than that,” the publisher added, “acknowledging that sometimes dressing differently from what might be expected is how we become our truest and best selves.”
Though the left, alongside various other woke organizations, is pushing hard for Drag Queen and transgender events that feature children, conservatives are fighting back.
The most circulated example from this Pride Month was the “Drag The Kids To Pride” event held at a bar in Dallas, Texas. It revolved around drag queens and children, with activities ranging from musical chairs to a sexualized show by the drag queens in attendance — which children took part in.