California School District’s Curriculum Claims There Are Eight Genders

One California school district is instructing from a textbook that claims there are over 10 sexual orientations and eight genders.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Southern California ordered a textbook aimed to teach students that there are multiple sexual orientations and genders.
  • The textbook, called “Comprehensive Health Skills for High School,” identifies a number of different gender identities, including androgynous, bygender, gender-nonconforming, gender questioning, and nonbinary.
  • “They are sexualizing our kids and normalizing sexual behavior at a young age,” a concerned parent in the district told Fox News. “We are placing them in a situation where they think that this is safe, that this is healthy, this is how we show love. And so they are being exploited by very evil people.”
NEWPORT-MESA SCHOOL DISTRICT ON USING CURRICULUM THAT CLAIMS THERE ARE MULTIPLE GENDERS:

“We follow the state-adopted standards for health education, which includes sexual health. We use a state-approved health curriculum with select modules, taught by credentialed teachers,” the district said.

BACKGROUND:
  • In Aug. 2021, Newport-Mesa Unified School District made headlines when one of its teachers posted a video on social media telling students they could pledge allegiance to an LGBTQ pride flag after removing the American flag from her room.
  • After receiving backlash from concerned parents and the community, the district removed the teacher from her classroom as they “investigated” the situation.
  • In 2019, California education officials updated the “Health Education Curriculum Framework” for the state, suggesting the use of gender-neutral and LGBTQ-inclusive language, material on consent and sex trafficking, and teaching HIV prevention.
  • “It’s just scary what they are going to be teaching. It’s pornography,” a California resident said at the time.