In a first-grade class in Bellingham, Washington, the teacher decided to educate her children in the value of transgenderism, reading them “I Am Jazz,” a book about a two-year-old biological male starting to transition to a female.
As Kara Zupkus of Young America’s Foundation detailed, Jennifer Miller, a first-grade teacher in Bellingham School District, was confronted by one angry parent, who demanded in an email, “Did you read this book to 1st graders today?”
Miller defiantly responded, “Yes, I did read this book. As a district we are working hard to support all members of our school community and promote inclusion through understanding and compassion.” Zupkus reported, “Concerned parents reached out to school administrators and the school board, both of whom refused to take action.”
The overview for the book “I Am Jazz” states, “From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way.”
Zupkus noted that Jennifer Mason, president of the Bellingham School Board, owns and operates WinkWink, a sex boutique in downtown Bellingham which, according to The Western Front, is a “gender-inclusive, woman-owned, all-ages sex shop.”
Mason stated, “I always thought that maybe I’d one day run for office, and maybe one day I would open a store, but I didn’t expect that those could happen at the same time.” The store reportedly offered informational classes on topics including “Intro to Vibrators” to “Butt Stuff Basics.” Mason boasted, “Many of us become adults that are still lacking in the language and information to have the type of sex life that we’d like to have. The classes are really to help broaden people’s understanding and skills,” adding, “I’ve always done important work, but I really wanted to do something that was important and fun. There are few things more fun than getting to talk to people about sex all day.”
“I am a lifelong feminist and all of the work that I have ever done has been focused on people who have been marginalized,” Mason stated. “I’m always going to do my best to center marginalized people. “All of us need to have our eyes wide open about the ways that conservatives want to legislate our bodies and that their actions will impact the people who are already more marginalized,”
“Mason, who has held her presidential position since 2017, was approached by concerned parents about pushing transgenderism on their first-grade children. She did not provide a response to their concerns,” Zupkus wrote. “An angry parent went so far as reaching out to Bellingham Public Schools superintendent, Greg Baker, with his concerns. Baker refused to engage over email with the parent, and instead requested a phone call–but shut down the idea once the parent asked if he could record the call.”