Fairfax County Board Votes Unanimously To Celebrate ‘Transgender Day Of Visibility’ On Easter
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In the same Virginia county whose Board of Supervisors once voted to restrict the size of American flags, the county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to observe its Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter, March 31, this year.

Although March 31 is the date when the Transgender Day of Visibility is marked every year, critics are furious that the holiest day on the Christian calendar will see the transgender celebration. County Board Chairman Jeff McKay, a Democrat, said the decision was the board’s “moral responsibility to stand up for all people, not just the people we like or the people we agree with.”

Supervisor Jimmy Bierman, another Democrat, echoed, “I’m just very happy that we’re recognizing a community that has too often been pushed into the shadows and celebrating yet another community within our diverse tapestry here in Fairfax County,” adding that the county wants “to make sure that everybody who’s a part of our community feels welcomed, feels loved and feels empowered.”

One Republican member of the board,  Patrick Herrity, was absent for the vote, prompting Democrat board member James Walkinshaw to state he was  “looking forward to the day when we have a full dais for this proclamation, and that day will come.”

“By voting to make Easter this year Transgender Visibility Day, they are intentionally trying to offend Christians on the holiest of days by forcing gender ideology down their throats,” Stephanie Lundquist-Arora, the Fairfax chapter leader of the Independent Women’s Network, said, adding, “This is reprehensible and unbecoming of our elected representatives.”

A 2021 county youth survey directed at schoolchildren as young as 12 years old in Fairfax County, Virginia, asked them questions such as whether they had ever had sex, how old they were when it happened, and how many people they had had sexual intercourse with.

The 2021 Fairfax County Youth Survey, a collaboration between Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools, as WJLA reported, targeted students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade. The survey was anonymous and not mandatory.

Some sample questions included:

  • Some people describe themselves as transgender when their sex at birth does not match the way they think or feel about their gender. Are you transgender?
  • Which of the following best describes you: Heterosexual (straight), Gay or Lesbian, Bisexual, Not Sure.
  • Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
  • How old were you when you had sexual intercourse the first time?
  • During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
  • During the last three months, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
  • The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
  • Have you ever had oral sex?

In 2022, The Daily Wire reported:

A Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools curriculum has students play “privilege” bingo, giving them privilege points if they are white, male, employed or “involved in extra-curricular [sic] activities,” or “feel represented in the media.” It also says one has “privilege” if they are a “Military Kid,” drawing shock from parents who pointed out that children of military members must move away from their friends constantly, not see one of their parents for months on end, potentially deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, and risk becoming orphans.

Luke Rosiak contributed to this article.

Related: Fairfax Schools Tell Children Of Military Members That They Have ‘Privilege’

Fairfax County Asks 12-Year-Old School Children About Their Sex Life

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