In July 2021, teachers working for Philadelphia’s school district were "encouraged" to go to a transgender conference where presenters explored different aspects of the lifestyle therein. The presentations were often overtly sexual in their nature.
Christopher Rufo, who published a story about this "Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference" seminar, said that the school district’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion wanted teachers to go to the event to "learn more about the issues facing the trans community."
People like trans activist Chase Ross, for instance, talked about dildos.
Specifically, their presentation was about prosthetics that people can use for sex.
"I have tried and touched many dicks, alright? Prosthetics, real dicks, all dicks. This is one of the most realistic feeling, in terms of like the inside of a penis," Chase Ross said about one of the products.
At another point, Chase Ross discussed a "pack n’ play" that "you can use for sex, but you can also pack with it when you’re not having sex. You’re just walking around, it’s your everyday packer that you just wear in your pants, and then when you’re ready to get in the mood you have boingoingoingoing and you can go and have sex."
Later, the presenter marveled at the size of a giant fake penis. "It’s a big boy," Chase Ross says while holding up a giant penis to the camera. "Give me two hours alone and I’ll get this in my butt."
Rufo points out that this was all organized in collaboration with the Mazzoni Center, which got over $5 million from the government in-grants last year.
Jamie Joy’s pronouns are they/them. They start talking about their sex education background before explaining "I’m also a pretty big slut, and I wear that title pretty proudly and I self-identify as kinky, and polyamorous, and I also call myself an orge-anizer, because in my free time outside of my day job, I like to get people together to explore their fantasies and their perversions in group."
Jamie Joy tells everyone they have a "mommy kink, and I think for tonight I’m really wanting to feel cared for, but also get punished a little bit."
Lucie Fielding’s pronouns are she/they. They’re a sex educator and counselor in Charlottesville, Virginia. "I’m a white, queer, kinky, polyamorous, visibly able-bodied, Jewish, witchy, non-binary, trans femme. Femme is both my queer identity and my gender identity."
Jamie Joy says being trans to them means envisioning their body how they want to. They directed the audience to explore "fun names for people’s bodies" in a non-gendered capacity. Joy provides "bits" and "goodies" as examples of such words.
Dr. Scott Mosser boasted they did "over two thousand top surgeries" in their discussion about adolescent gender transitions, saying the youngest surgery they’ve done was a patient that was thirteen years old. "I do not have a minimum age of any sort in my practice. There’s no chronological age that says you don’t get surgery. Now having said that, I don’t think I’ve ever done a consult on a 12-year-old, yet. But we would if one came our way."
Kofi Opam’s pronouns are he/him but also they/them if people want. They’re a black queer trans activist who talked about living life after a "bottom surgery."
When reached for comment by Rufo, the School District of Philadelphia defended promotion of the conference for the sake of their mission of "creating equitable and inclusive environments."
Elsewhere, teachers who have fought litigation against the introduction of transgender policies have had some success.
In the case of Pamela Ricard of Kansas, a federal court ruled it was unconstitutional for them to be fired from their jobs over not using the preferred pronouns of her students.