The Telegraph ran an article revealing that Scottish children as young as 11 are being taught in school that they are “queer” if they do not yet know their sexual orientation.
The teaching materials at Boroughmuir High School in Edinburgh also claim that there are three biological sexes and suggest that highly controversial concepts around sex and gender are facts.
A presentation prepared for classes in the first year of high school is now being “reviewed”. It follows a backlash from parents who fear the lessons have been taking place without their knowledge for several years.
One parent said she was horrified to learn that the “nonsense” material had been used in a lesson for her child earlier this year. “It makes sense to teach that there are gay, lesbian and bisexual people and that their relationships are just as loving and meaningful as anyone else’s,” she said. “But we should not be teaching children that ideological statements are fact or clearly encouraging those who don’t know what they are yet to call themselves queer.”
“To say there are three biological sexes is utter nonsense, to put it mildly. No person in history has even been born anything other than male or female, DSDs always affect a male or a female.”
We have been sent a copy of this presentation; please click on the image to download the PDF.
A separate “gender neutral language guide” prepared for staff at another Scottish school, Wick High in Caithness, tells staff not to use terms such as mother, brother or sister to avoid upsetting pupils who identify as trans. The guide, which helped the school win an award this month from the lobby group LGBT Youth Scotland, also links to external documents to explain such terms as “omnigender” and “genderf***”, along with inaccurate information on equality legislation.
The article was discussed on GB News:
Most parents have no idea what is being taught to their children. Many haven’t bothered to think about it, assuming the teaching is about being kind and inclusive, and don’t realise the extent to which controversial concepts around sex and gender are presented as facts. Others are afraid that they might be called a bigot. Either way, parents really need to start asking questions and viewing the teaching materials and resources. We are happy to highlight any documents that cause concern, please email us at email@example.com.