Do not deny our shared humanity by adopting this guidance
Part of what it means to be human is to be male or female. This new and misguided guidance, from the definitions and terms it adopts to its insistence on demolishing safe spaces for girls’ athletic competition, denies this and other key features of our humanity. In so doing, the guidance will end up creating misunderstanding, loneliness, and sorrow for students, families, and our Virginia communities.
When we deny the very nature of who and what we are, when we institutionalize that denial as this woebegone guidance seeks to do, we teach our children to live not in accord with reality but in bondage to a fragile fantasy that will break them one day.
Oppose this guidance. It will hurt so many, just as the denial of humanity always does.
This counsel is said in love and friendship for all, especially for those dealing with the confusion wrought by this sort of guidance and gender dysphoria more generally. There are real problems to be settled in this regard. This guidance does not address them, but rather compounds them.
A fellow lover in and of Virginia