We talk a lot about queer kids being bullied by their peers, by their classmates. But for queer kids with with homophobic or transphobic parents... the worst bullies they encounter are at home. For many queers kids school is a refuge from the bullies at home.
School is where some queer kids can let their guards down—even if just for a moment. They can find other queer kids to connect with. At school they don't have to police every gesture or inflection at all times. They can risk asking someone to use the right pronoun.
What North Carolina Republicans are proposing here is to take that one potentially safe place away from queer kids with homophobic/transphobic parents at home—sometimes violently hateful parents. nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou…
School will no longer be that refuge for the kids who need it most if every teacher and staffer and administrator is a gender narc... required to report to a kid's parents if they "display" any gender-nonconforming behaviors at school.
And those calls home to mom and dad because that boy was overheard speaking with too much lilt in his voice or that girl changed into the "wrong clothes" once she got to school... those calls will get some queer kids killed.
Denying trans kids healthcare is wrong and dangerous. Telling on queer kids is wrong and dangerous. And they know it. Republicans still believe you can beat the queer out of a kid despite all the openly queer adults out there who endured beatings as kids and are still queer.
These fucking monsters.
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