Two Colorado families are suing their children’s school district over allegations that teachers and administrators encouraged their daughters to join an LGBTQ club and keep the activities a ‘secret’ from them.
America First Policy Institute and Illumine Legal filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Poudre School District on behalf of Johnathan and Erin Lee and Nick and Linnaea Jurich, whose sixth-grade daughters attended Wellington Middle-High School, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by the Daily Caller.
The activities of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) were not known to the parents and those who headed the club’s meetings actively encouraged students to keep talks about polyamory, puberty blockers, transgenderism, gender identity, sexuality, suicide, and name and pronoun changes a secret from their parents.
Teachers also invited substitute teacher Kimberly Chambers, who is the executive director of the Supporting Pride Learning and Social Happenings (SPLASH) organization that ‘seeks to educate school aged children on topics of sexuality and gender identity,’ to talk at one of the GSA meetings, which Lee’s sixth-grade daughter attended, according to the lawsuit.
Chambers reportedly ‘told the children that if they are not completely comfortable in their bodies, that means that they are transgender,’ while giving a talk to the school club on May 4, 2021.
The teacher also had children discuss what gender and sex they are attracted to and gave students ‘LGBTQ paraphernalia such as toys, flags, and other swag’ if they ‘came out’ as transgender.
The teacher told students that there was ‘a higher likelihood of suicide by transgender youth,’ but the Lee family said their daughter did not even fully understand what suicide was at the time.
Chambers also repeatedly told students it ‘might not be safe to tell their parents what happened at the GSA meeting or to talk about transgender issues’ and instead suggested they speak with her or other teachers. She offered students her phone number and told them to connect with her on Discord, so they could contact her at any time.
The Lees were excited that their ‘shy’ daughter was asked to get involved in school activities because she had not been given many opportunities to make friends, but they were alarmed to find out that upon returning home from the meeting she told them she ‘would be transitioning, despite never having had any thoughts about transgenderism before the meeting’.