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These Kids Want You To Know Why It’s Important To Respect Their Gender Identity

OK, I'm going to get this out of the way first: This is a long (but really good) video. It's an excellent view into the lives of three families that made the decision to love their kids and help them through a world that's not (yet) designed for them.If you are short on time, jump to 6:10, where a doctor explains the importance of using correct pronouns; at 11:32, a dad explains what it's like to really love his daughter; and jump to 28:48 to see my absolute favorite part of the whole video.

These Kids Want You To Know Why It’s Important To Respect Their Gender Identity

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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