The state of California has given a nine-year grant to a group that encourages students to identify as a variety of bizarre genders, including “foxgender.” They are also teaching school districts how to hide it from parents.
The California Department of Public Health has awarded a total of $2.3 million to a nonprofit called Gender Spectrum for activities such as developing “concrete strategies for applying the lens of gender diversity to school practices.” This is according to an investigation from the watchdog group OpenTheBooks.\
Along with a variety of programs is the development of a six-page form for students to submit school districts their pronouns and whether school staff needs to hide their use of those pronouns from their parents.
“It’s not always the case that caregivers are supportive of their child’s gender, their gender journey, in that case, if parents are not supportive or if the child is not out, that’s not necessarily someone who will be part of the gender support team,” said Naomi Cruz, the group’s manager of family and educational programming last year at the group’s annual Gender Spectrum Family Conference.
Cruz gave a presentation at the conference called, “Intro to Neoidentities and Neopronouns.” The presentation said pronouns may “describe gender as a personal, aesthetic, synesthetic, or head-space oriented experience.” They include “noun genders” like “foxgender, moongender, and rockgender,” and even “emojiself pronouns,” such as “:)self.”
Cruz said “foxself” describes someone who identifies with “aspects of a fox, whether that’s their appearance, their personality, or how they’re viewed in society.”
“Our youth are becoming more and more independent regarding their self expression. Instead of trying to fit into premade boxes, they’re using their unique identities and forms of expression to create terminology to describe themselves,” the presentation said.
Gender Spectrum previously was involved in the “National Sex Education Standards,” which say that by second grade, students should be able to define gender identity, and by fifth grade, they should be able to describe the role of puberty blockers, OpenTheBooks said.
California is a lead funder of a group called Gender Spectrum that encourages kids to identify as foxes (foxself) or emoticons. It provides schools with a 6-page form explaining what to hide from parents. After people noticed, it took its website offline.https://t.co/TB8yJ5sQS3
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) August 30, 2023