Oakland Schools Promotion of Gender Variants is "Nonsense"

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The self-labeled "progressive" school has thrown out gender boundaries and encourages children with "gender variant" behaviors to cross-dress. According to Lelchuk, "Park Day's gender-neutral metamorphosis happened over the past few years, as applications trickled in for kindergarteners who didn't fit on either side of the gender line. One girl enrolled as a boy, and there were other children who didn't dress or act in gender-typical ways. Last year the school hired a consultant to help the staff accommodate these new students." Carla Odiaga, a Boston consultant works with gender issues for Park Day School. According to Odiaga, who counsels gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, says that many of these teens are scarred by early memories -- such as when a daughter is forced to dress like a girl or a son whose dad hit him when he refused to play sports.