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To: Education Minister Dustin Duncan, Education Minister
Stand With Trans Kids In Saskatchewan
Reverse your intrusive policy forcing teachers and administrators to out trans kids without their consent
Why is this important?
On August 22nd, Saskatchewan’s Education Minister Dustin Duncan announced new parental inclusion and consent policies for Saskatchewan schools that have raised a great deal of concern among trans people and allies because of their transphobic nature.
He has ruled that schools must seek parent/guardian permission when changing the preferred name and pronouns used by students under the age of 16 in school, and has offered parents the opportunity to opt their children out of sex education classes. He states that this is to “support students and parents and recognizes the important role that parents and guardians have in protecting and supporting their children” as if using a different name and pronouns is something harmful for children that they ought to be protected from.
You can read Duncan’s whole letter here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CwQOvritgq0/
If you agree that forcing trans children to out themselves to family in order to be themselves at school is not only a blatantly transphobic policy, but that it will lead to even higher rates of mental health problems, homelessness and even suicide to a group that already faces an increased risk of these things, please use our template to write to Mr. Duncan and give him a piece of your mind. Personalize our email to make it even more impactful and share your own stories.
STAND WITH TRANS KIDS!