Schools Using ‘Transition Closets’ to Hide Children’s Transgender Identity From Parents

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Here we go again. It seems every week, another story emerges showing how progressives are hell-bent on sexualizing children. In this instance, educators are using “Transition Closets” as a means of helping students dealing with gender dysphoria to conceal the issue from their parents. The practice allows them to socially transition to the opposite sex without their parents’ knowledge.

The Post Millennial reported:

The Transition Closet announced with glee the new chapter with Fremont High School, writing that “We are extremely excited to begin our journey in working with Fremont Highschool [sic] of Oakland California, alongside our favorite teacher of TikTok @justaqueerteacher,” as was first reported by Twitter account Teacher Exposed. A video of the teacher was also shared.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the Transition Closet “is a free closet for people going through all types of transitions.”

The issue caused controversy when a Twitter account called “Teachers Exposed” posted a Tik Tok video in which an unnamed teacher explained how he helps students hide their identity from their parents. He said:

“The goal of the transition closet is for our students to wear the clothes that their parents approve of, come to school and then swap out into the clothes that fit who they truly are.”

Thomas Martin-Edwards, a Spanish teacher with the Oakland Unified School District and founder of the Queer Teacher Fellowship also chimed in, comparing the closet to Superman:

“And I use the idea that this is like Superman changing in a phone booth. But that idea actually goes a lot further than that. Because Superman isn’t Clark Kent. Clark Kent is actually the disguise. And when Clark Kent goes into the phone booth, he transforms into Superman, who is really just who he truly is, Kal-El. So this gives our trans students the opportunity to be the superheroes that we know they are.”

The Post Millennial detailed some of the content on the group’s Facebook page:

The Transition Closet, which features videos teaching girls how to bind their breasts so that they appear more masculine, recently received a grant from the Arkansas LGBTQ+ Advancement Fund. The grant will be used “To provide gender-affirming clothing and accessories for transgender and non-binary Arkansans.” The Transition Closet thanked The Big Binder Project, which provides free chest binders to girls seeking to hide their breasts.

In discussing the plan for the installation of The Transition Closet at Fremont High School with Alexander Brodie Switzer, of VALID by Brodie, a group that works toward “establishing Transition Closets world-wide,” Martin-Edwards said:

“My principal just approved our district’s first Transition Closet. We’ll be working with the organization The Transition Closet to provide clothes for transgender, non-binary and gender exploring youth, who maybe don’t have the access or the safety to get those clothes in their personal lives. They’ll be able to come to school and change into the clothes that make them feel more at home and more like themselves. And I just think that’s lovely.”

Transition Closets appear to be present mostly on university campuses at the moment. However, they could be far more ubiquitous in K-12 schools than it seems. The secretive nature of the project could mean it is flying under the radar at other schools.

At this point, it is impossible for the hard left to continue gaslighting parents about what is happening in their children’s schools. From elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to progressive views on gender and sexuality, it can no longer be denied that they are infusing their ideology into K-12 schools. Fortunately, people are pushing back against this endeavor. But will it be enough?