Minneapolis Public Schools will be hosting a “Gender Resource Fair” for elementary school students next month.
The local teachers union promoted the event on Twitter, calling it a “very cool event for families and their gender-creative kids.”
Very cool event happening next month for families and their gender-creative kids at Loring Elementary! pic.twitter.com/prAovbDM7p
— MFT 59 (@MFT59) March 23, 2023
The event will include a drag queen story hour for children and a presentation from Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd for adults. Goepferd is the director of the “gender health” program at Children’s Minnesota, which provides puberty blockers, hormones, and menstrual suppression drugs to kids.
In a September 2020 TedTalk, Goepferd claimed that kids as young as three can know they are transgender.
“It shouldn’t surprise you then that some transgender kids are claiming their identities as young as three and four years old. They know the categories. They know how they should feel inside based on their anatomy, and they also know the way that they see themselves doesn’t line up with other people’s expectations,” Goepferd said. “From as young as some kids can talk, they’re explaining to their parents the truth about their identities.”
Goepferd is also a vocal supporter of a bill that would make Minnesota a “refuge” for children seeking chemical and surgical gender transitions. A recent poll conducted by Meeting Street Insights for the Center of the American Experiment found that 67% of Minnesotans oppose sex change procedures for minors.
“Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature should pause before voting for another extreme measure not supported by a vast majority of Minnesotans,” said John Hinderaker, president of the center.
Republican Sen. Eric Lucero, R-St. Michael, is carrying a bill that would classify drag performances, like the one that will take place April 13 at Loring Elementary School, as adult entertainment.
“We’ve gotten to a point now where absolutely, that’s what we need to do is to classify these sexualized grooming performances as adult entertainment,” Lucero told Alpha News. “Again, not to just protect the safety of our children physically, but to protect their minds, because that’s what these performances are doing is they’re targeting the minds of our children, desensitizing them and making it so that our children are more receptive to this, again, unhealthy sexual behavior.”