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Schools in Florida have started to “alert” parents about openly LGBTQ kids in PE class and on trips.

Literal Nazi Germany shit in the name of “freedom”. tallahassee.com/story/news/edu

Treating children like they are a disease or criminals for just being who they are is literally 100% exactly like slapping a yellow Star of David on their clothes.

@thomasfuchs Also mal im Ernst... hast Du einen Exit-Plan Richtung Europa? Nicht, dass hier irgendwas richtig wäre, aber... nunja... :]

OP couldn't handle the take lol

I'm not at all surprised he blocked me; usually only people who can defend their point of view will respond to their ideas being challenged. Even many people who can't properly defend their ideas choose to do so.

@thomasfuchs wtf. I thought Florida is one of the better states of the US. (But I’m an uninformed german)

@ices @thomasfuchs it isn't... not at all (I say this as a only slightly less uninformed german)

Florida politics, homophobia / transphobia, kids in danger 

@thomasfuchs Meanwhile, in Orange County, Florida (where the Pulse shooting happened, FYI):

"Teachers must report to parents if a student ‘comes out’ to them.
Teachers must use pronouns assigned at birth, regardless of what the parents allow, meaning teachers must misgender trans students in class.
Teachers must remove stickers denoting a particular classroom is a “safe space” for LGBTQ students and others.
Teachers cannot wear rainbows on their clothing, “including lanyards distributed by the district last year.”
Elementary-level teachers are discouraged from putting pictures of their same-sex spouse on their desk or talking about them to students. Teachers are not being discouraged from putting pictures of opposite-sex spouses on their desks."

The first one in particular makes my blood run cold.

I hate to be like this, but unless someone personally knows the Average Shit-Kicking Florida Right-Winger, you just don't realize what they're willing to do to their own kids -- let alone some other parent's gay kid the school told them about.

And "coming out" to a teacher, in practice, isn't going to mean a queer kid going up to a teacher and volunteering the information, because the kid wants to have a nice chat about it or something.

It could be the kid getting bullied to an inch of their life, and accused of being gay -- very common -- and the teacher hearing the child confess to it. Even obliquely.

Now the parent will have to know, too.

There isn't a very high rate of support at home down there. Ask me how I know.

@thomasfuchs Sounds like we need rainbowrailroad.org for the US. Especially for the teenagers who are going to be disowned and/or kicked out of their house because their parents find out.

@luggage @thomasfuchs

this is exactly what @vantablack did via the Fediverse in 2020, in small aircraft piloted by a furry, it was literally like something out of a movie - I was watching the ADS-B tracker from England as she landed in Seattle (having been sworn to secrecy by the pilot) #vantascape

Literal Nazi Germany shit in the name of “freedom”.

LOL…it’s not any more #Nazi like than notifying the parents that there was some sort of cold or #COVID19 outbreak during a school trip.

Is this private health information? Yes. Do children have a right to privacy when it comes to their parents knowing their health information? I don’t think so…I could be wrong tho.

I found this portion strange:

What drew the most debate was a provision that a school will notify parents — by form — if a student who is “open about their gender identity” is in a physical education class or on an overnight trip.

Why a physical education class? What’s the point of that part of this?

@thomasfuchs Sweet fucking jeebuz. Maybe they should start alerting parents about nazi kids and their parents.

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