"...With a three-year grant worth $121,575 from the Vermont Department of Health, Outright targets middle and high school kids. Kathy Hoyt, Vermont Secretary of Administration, proudly asserted that Outright Vermont "developed a training program for public schools that was designed to support diversity and safe schools for Vermonts gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth."
As in Massachusetts, however, "safety" has begun to bleed into "sex." Thats the serious charge leveled by Nancy Sheltra, a six-term state representative and founder of Vermonts pro-family organization, Standing Together And Reclaiming the State (STARS). According to documents provided to AFA by STARS, Outright Vermont has gone lightyears beyond the simple purpose espoused by Hoyt.
For example, Outright used taxpayer money to provide "safer sex activities" and "parties" for teens. These events included, according to Outrights own documents, "demonstrations, guided practice & skill evaluation" for the use of prophylactics, and the distribution of free condoms, lubricants for sexual intercourse between males, "dental dams" for oral sex between lesbians, and latex gloves for mutual masturbation.
The number of such items requested by Outright Vermont for distribution to teens was mind-boggling: 5,000 condoms, 750 dental dams, 750 latex gloves, and 2,000 packets of lubricant.
Outright also spent monies on youth retreats, including the "recruitment of youth participants," which utilized mailing lists and youth-related meetings to stir interest in the gatherings. Kids who expressed an interest in attending were transported - again using state money - to the retreat site, where youth and adult staff again taught kids how to engage in homosexual sex practices. Outrights own quarterly report said, "All retreat participants practiced and were evaluated on their (prophylactic) barrier use skills and were given a variety of barriers to take home. Participants joined in role plays."..."
"For concerned students, parents and communities
The activities and policies below may sound nice, but in reality protect and promote homosexuality and sexual promiscuity, putting students directly in harm's way instead of cautioning them about risky behavior..."
"...LaBarbera asserts that, despite GLSEN's rhetoric about "safety," the organization poses a threat to children, especially boys who are uninformed about the serious health risks of the homosexual lifestyle. "GLSEN is manipulating the minds of innocent children," he warns. "Most parents are unaware that homosexual activists are working directly with educators to promote an extreme sexual and gender ethic. It is time for GLSEN's privileged status in America's schools to end."
"One thing that was stressed over and over at Fistgate," said a teacher who has asked not to be identified, "was the importance of eliminating words like 'mother and father' because that disrespects the gay lifestyle....
One presenter told the group that she was a lesbian and had adopted two children. She said that the early education workshop was put together "so that these young children will already be exposed to the gay lifestyle by the time they reach middle school and high school." She said she works with parents at daycare facilities across the Commonwealth and that teaching homosexuality and acceptance of homosexuality must begin at the earliest ages by promoting language in school systems that respects gay and lesbian lifestyles.
One of the presenters said her main goals were to promote diversity and to prevent gay bias in public schools. She said that the workshops were a blueprint of strategies to get around the curriculum of conservative administrators and parents who are "against us." These strategies included a long discussion on what to do when faced with "those conservative parents and teachers who advocate hate and homophobia to their children." She stressed the need for intervention by the schools when parents were not adequately teaching their children how "not to hate."..."