The transgender movement continues to ratchet up the cultural pressure.  Two weeks ago, I shared with you the statistic that 1.5 percent of Bay State teenagers identify as transgender.  That is an alarming number, particularly given the common claim that only .3 (as of 2011) to .6 (as of 2016) percent of the general population identifies as transgender nationwide.  However, on Monday, a new study was released based on a survey of nearly 81,000 ninth and eleventh graders in Minnesota that claims three percent of students identify as transgender.  That is an astonishing increase and begs the question, “Why?”  In talking with parents from all over the Commonwealth the past few years, it is clear that transgenderism is being heavily promoted to young, impressionable children.  For example, the image below is routinely used to introduce students to the concept of gender fluidity:

This picture was taken by concerned parents in a MA middle school:

I know from friends in Minnesota that the same aggressive promotion of this agenda is taking place there, and apparently with dramatic results.

Sadly, this isn’t just being driven by outside pressure groups or slipped into curricula. Wednesday, the Boston Globe featured a story about an elementary school principal in Swampscott “who was born biologically male, [but] said she identifies as both male and female.”  Principal Tom Daniels will now go by “Shannon” and informed students that the pronouns “she,” “he,” and “they” are “acceptable to use” when referring to their gender fluid principal.

A letter sent home to parents from the school superintendent notified them that “Principal Daniels’ transition will lead to questions.  The district will be providing opportunities for education and conversation about this topic… this will mark the beginning of an important community dialogue on the issue.”  Of course, like most examples of “dialogue” on these issues, only one side will be presented or even tolerated.  The resource list provided in the superintendent’s letter is exclusively pro-transgenderism, with “Books for Young Kids” like Jacob’s New Dress and the website

If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage you to read MFI’s booklet on transgenderism, including its history nationally and in MA, to better understand what is going on.  This issue is not going away anytime soon, and we need to prepare ourselves for the conflict and personal tragedy that this radical social experiment will inevitably bring.

For our families,