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I told my son's kindergarten teachers that I didn't agree with gender ideology and that I wanted them to assure me that they wouldn't teach it to him.

They told me that their clients were the children, not the parents, and that it was their job to serve the children- and that meant that if my 4 year old son said he wanted to be a girl, they'd "affirm" him and help him express his "gender diverse identity".

They warned me that if I didn't support that kind of thing, that I was actually at risk of being charged with child abuse. They called it 'conversion therapy' to not want my kid to believe the lie that people can change their sex with their thoughts.

I said thanks so much and left. At home I withdrew his application and said I was sending him to a different day-care centre, but my husband and I have just decided to home-schooled him. And it turns out we aren't the only ones in this exact situation.

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I have two sons at high school in Melbourne. My son's both get good grades, they don't bully anyone and they don't make trouble in class for the teachers. Yesterday my eldest, who's in year 11 came home and told me he got blasted by his teacher and sent out.

The teacher gave out a glossary of terms about 'inclusive language'. The list had 'intersexism, biphobia, transphobia, homophobia, sexism- which were all about hating and fearing those groups. But 'heterosexism' was described as "the belief that everyone is or should be heterosexual, the belief that heterosexuality is 'natural' or 'normal' compared to others".

My son asked why the glossary she'd given the class had every sexual orientation 'phobia' possible except heterophobia- as in fear or hatred towards heterosexuals/heterosexuality. He wasn't rude and he was asking seriously.

My son said she got angry then, and raised her voice, and said it was because heterosexuals aren't hated or feared or excluded. She said that heterophobia 'doesn't exist'. My son asked her if she thought 'heteronormativity is was a bad thing'. She said yes, definitely. My son said, 'but isn't that a heterophobic thing to say?' She just stopped and stared and told him to get out.

Just because heterosexuality is the most common orientation doesn't make it wrong. What is going on with these teachers?

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My son is in year 9*. He has a crush on a girl who has since come out as a gay trans boy with a couple of other kids in her year.
This is confusing my kids sexual identity. He’s wondering if he’s pansexual as he has a crush on a trans kid or is he now gay because of it? I’ve reassured him and said love who you love, I only care if they are a good person or not.
My heart goes to the trans kids, they were just average girls in year 7 and just spent too much time going down discord and tiktok rabbit holes during lockdown. It is absolutely a cluster, they are just confused teens. * Year 9, 14-15 years old.
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