This policy was initiated under the false flag of giving parents the rights to direct their children, but truly it is about controlling other people's children. Virginia schools already have policies in place to let parents opt out of any training or teaching that they oppose. This policy is about denying the right to exist for a specific class of people, and that is in direct controversion of the 14th Amendment. This policy will remove the 14th Amendment rights of students and the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children. Under this policy, a specific class of students will be forced to live a lie and hide their true identity, and parents will be denied the right to raise their children to be healthy adults. This policy will damage the health, safety and dignity of LGBTQIA children and staff, and it will damage Virginia's youth and degrade our schools by making hate speech & hateful actions official school policy. The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated, "Transgender children are already at increased risk for violence, bullying, harassment and suicide. They may be more prone to depression and engaging in self-harm. These children need acceptance and affirmation, not stigmatization." The policy also stigmatizes gay children and staff as well. They will live in fear. I do not see much difference between this policy and the Nuremberg laws, or the Jim Crow laws Virginia was enforced, and history has shown us what awful consequences those laws wreaked. Virginia schools under the 2021 policy were places of safety, dignity and respect and this proposed policy will make the schools unsafe for students. I do not want my children to be educated in an environment that promotes hate. Stop this policy now.