Protests over school polices on gender identity met with counter-demonstrations in London, Ont. – Global News [2023-09-20]

More than 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) in London, Ont., on Wednesday over school policies on gender identity.

The “1MillionMarch4Children” saw demonstrations held across the country on Sept. 20th, as organizer Our Duty Canada claimed they’re “advocating for the elimination of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) curriculum, pronouns, gender ideology and mixed bathrooms in schools.”

Gender identity in the education sector made headlines earlier this year as Ontario Premier Doug Ford accused school boards of indoctrinating students.

His comments came on the heels of pronoun policies adopted by New Brunswick and Saskatchewan that require parental consent for students under the age of 16 who want to change their given names and/or pronouns at school.

As the premier insisted that parents should be informed on their child’s gender identity, education minister Stephen Lecce said last month that he believes “parent must be fully involved” if their child chooses to use a different gender pronoun in schools.

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Global News
September 20, 2023