A Catholic school board in Ottawa permits children access to a book where the author goes into detail how he pleasured “guys in my neighborhood” with his mouth when he was merely six years old.
The Book, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out (2014) by Susan Kuklik is available at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) Mother Teresa and St. Joseph’s high schools, and is electronically accessible to all high school students within the board.
As most of the schools within the board grant access to Grades 7 and 8, children as young as twelve can access the sexually explicit book.
According to Life Site News:
Beyond Magenta is described on the OCSB library data base as a “2015 Stonewall Honor Book” and a “groundbreaking work of LGBT literature [that] takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.”
An Australian group, Binary Australia has criticized the book in a press release, detailing that it “contains explicit language, violent acts, and graphic descriptions of oral sex carried out by children as young as six-years-old. Written mostly in first-person, transgender people share their journeys without mentioning the illegal nature of their activities or the consequences of certain behaviors.”
One of the most disturbing passages is when the author recalls memories from his childhood:
From six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighborhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them. I liked it. I used to love oral. And I touched their you-know-whats. We were really young but that’s what we did.
Ottawa’s school districts have come under fire in the past.
Earlier this year, a classroom full of 6-year-olds were told that there was no such thing as boys or girls.
Ottawa school district also wished to gain data on their students’ sexuality and gender identity, all the way through K-12, with a survey that outraged parents.