‘LGBTQ+ Liberation’: Los Angeles Schools Create Guide For Elementary ‘Rainbow Clubs’

The heart is carved and drawn on white paper and painted in the color of the LGBT flag.
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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) created a guide to organizing “Rainbow Clubs” for elementary school students, which included lessons on “LGBTQ+ liberation,” activism, and “protest art.”

The district explains in a document that the groups are “for LGBTQ+ elementary students and their friends.”  It links to a 20-page “Rainbow Club Activity Guide” produced by LAUSD’s Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity department, which provides a detailed list of discussion topics and lessons.

The activity guide contains “art, books, games, and other activities related to LGBTQ+ identity for elementary students.”

“Rainbow Clubs are inclusive spaces for elementary students to explore LGBTQ+ related topics,” the guide explains. “This is a space for celebrating many types of identities, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Nonbinary, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ace and Two Spirit identities!”

A section titled “LGBTQ+ Liberation” discusses political activism, saying, “Activists are people who work to change things they don’t think are fair about the world. They speak up when they see something that isn’t right and work with other people to come up with solutions.”

“This is called fighting for social justice.”

It goes on to discuss “two incredible activists of color,” Sylvia Rivera and Marsha Johnson, the founders of the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The guide states that the duo “sometimes referred to themselves as drag queens,” adding, “Today they might still identify as drag queens, or they might identify as transgender.”

The guide even tells club advisors to “create protest art together” if time allows, providing examples of signs with leftwing slogans like “no human is illegal,” “no ban, no wall,” and “love is love.”

An activity titled “Love is Love” instructs students to watch a short film about two male classmates who are romantically interested in one another. It includes discussion questions such as: “Had you seen this or other movies with LGBTQ+ characters?” as well as “Do you think it’s important to have queer/trans characters in a movie or TV show?”


It goes on to suggest that students taking part in the Rainbow Club could take a “Pride flag quiz” from Buzzfeed, which lists the transgender, pansexual, non-binary, “genderfluid,” and intersex Pride flags, among others.

The guide also suggests an activity called “We’ve Got Pride,” which asks students, “Who has been to a Pride event? Tell us about it! What else do you know about Pride?” It urges club administrators to introduce students to the book “Twas The Night Before Pride,” which revolves around a young child preparing to attend a Pride parade. Students are also encouraged to draw their own “Pride float.”

The Daily Wire previously revealed that LAUSD encouraged students to celebrate Pride month by drawing in “LGBTQ+ coloring books,” creating and distributing “ally pledge cards,” and playing “LGBTQ+ Bingo.”

LAUSD has promoted transgenderism to young students on other occasions, even using lesson plans specifically curated by an organization that endorses the idea that children can transition to the opposite sex.

The district’s Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity Department did not respond to a request for comment.

LAUSD is the second-largest public school system in the country.

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