Scottish Daily Mail
Pupils told: If you’re unsure of your sexuality, you’re queer
Parents furious over gender ‘nonsense’ being taught to kids, 11
SCHOOLCHILDREN as young as 11 are being taught that they are ‘queer’ if they do not yet know their sexual orientation.
Teaching materials at Boroughmuir High school, edinburgh, also claim that there are three biological sexes and they suggest highly controversial concepts around sex and gender are being taught to children as fact.
a presentation prepared for classes in the first year of high school is now being ‘reviewed’ after a backlash from parents who fear the lessons have been taking place without their knowledge for several years.
meanwhile, a ‘gender neutral language guide’ prepared for staff at Wick High, in Caithness, tells staff not to use terms such
‘Male, female or intersex’
as mother, brother or sister to avoid upsetting pupils who identify as transgender.
Concerns over the documents come amid wider fears that disputed gender ideology theories are being inappropriately promoted in classrooms.
Kate Forbes, one of the candidates to take over as First minister, has admitted she has been inundated with complaints from parents of children as young as four who had come home confused about their gender after lessons.
The Boroughmuir High presentation states that ‘queer’ is a term ‘many people use when they are not sure what their sexual or romantic orientation is’.
it tells children they are born as ‘one of three things’, ‘male, female or intersex’ and ‘this is your biological sex’.
One parent told the daily Telegraph she was horrified to learn the ‘nonsense’ had been used in a lesson for her child.
she said: ‘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. 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.’
in 2021, the SNP government issued guidance to schools to ‘be affirming’ if a child wanted to change gender and that their parents should not always be told.
The Wick High guide, which helped the school win an award this month from the lobby group LGBT Youth scotland, tells teachers not to say things such as ‘girls be quiet’ as one of the pupils ‘may be a trans male’.
Campaign group For Women scotland said it was receiving reports from parents left shocked and angry after learning how gender issues were being taught.
Trina Budge, of the group, said it was ‘quite disgraceful’ that ‘valuable time is being spent trying to instil compelled speech and push activists’ unscientific, inaccurate information about gender identity theory’.
Boroughmuir High said following ‘feedback’ from parents, the material was being reviewed.
Highland Council, which runs Wick High, said: ‘The “gender neutral language guide” provides flexibility in how the school recognises, supports and manages the needs of all pupils.’