A nonprofit group called “The Transition Closet” is pushing for middle schools and high schools across the United States to provide safe spaces where students can find clothing and accessories that correspond to their preferred gender identity. And some schools are allowing teachers to create and maintain these “secret gender transition closets” that allow kids to change clothes-- and genders-- without their parents’ knowledge.
Students are told that they may change into their preferred clothing when they arrive at school and then change back to the apparel they arrived in before going home, in order to hide their gender-bending from their families.
Thomas Martin-Edwards is a transgender California teacher and the founder of the “Queer Teacher Fellowship.” He runs a trans closet in his school. In a recent TikTok video he explained the need for these secret areas: “The goal of the transition closet is for our students to wear the clothes that their parents approve of, come to school and then swap out into the clothes that fit who they truly are.” Martin-Edwards often wears stilettos to school and has posted videos of himself in the classroom showing them off.
The Transition Closet’s founder, Amare Roush, told The Epoch Times: “We do provide a safe space for kids whose parents are not accepting, because it’s known to help lower the suicide rate. These kids are going to do it anyway, we just want a way to provide them with a way to do it safely to where they’re not wearing clothes that are too small for them or doing so in a way that’s going to get them hurt by their parents.” If a school just wants to facilitate behavior that its “kids” are going to engage in anyway, why doesn’t it provide rooms where kids can play on their smart phones all day, spend hours on video games, and take “selfies?” Why doesn’t it have closets where girls can look in mirrors and play with their hair or guys can sit on couches and play with themselves? What are schools for, anyway?
That some schools are just letting this happen—if not actually encouraging the practice—is yet another sad sign of the times.
The intermingling of the radical LGBTQ agenda and the public school system continues apace, much to the detriment of both.
In the past, schools had dress codes. Many required that all students wear uniforms. And would not have sanctioned the wearing of stilettos by teachers, be they female or male. If a student didn’t comply, he or she was sent home, with a note to his or her parents. Today schools are engaged in indoctrinating students with radical leftist anti-American propaganda and encouraging them to experiment with any and all of the nearly infinite number of genders, in between their attendance at “Drag Queen Story Hours” and the like.
They provide the closets for their students to enter and come out of, unbeknownst to the parents that made them.