A controversial doctor who is paid to perform gender-changing procedures is hosting a “gender resource fair” at a Minnesota elementary school later this month.
The event will also feature a drag queen story hour.
Dr. Angela Goepferd, a medical director for the gender care department at Children’s Minnesota, “will be speaking about supporting young transgender children,” according to Fox News.
“There will be a bounce house for kids, snacks, and many local resources centering transgender and non-binary children!” said a description of the event from St. Paul Public School’s Office of Equity website.
The event will take place April 13 at Loring Elementary School, which serves pre-K through 5th grade students.
It comes at a time when some states, such as Alabama, Florida and Virginia, have taken steps to prevent gender indoctrination in elementary schools. Over 100 laws banning sex-change procedures on minors have been proposed in state legislatures.
Goepferd also helped pass a law that made Minnesota a “refuge” for medical sex-changes for children, even though other states are questioning the irreversible damage done by such medical care
The law allows Minnesota to take custody of children away from parents if the children are being prevent from having sex-change procedures in another state.
In a press conference, Goepferd claimed studies show gender-affirming care can decrease emotional distress, has positive effects on overall well-being, and reduces thoughts of suicide.
However, the statistics she cites come from UCLA’s Williams Institute, a legal lobbyist for the LGBT political industry.
Williams Institute bills itself as “the leading research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy,” claiming, “We ensure that facts — not stereotypes — inform laws, policies, and judicial decisions that affect the LGBT community.”
Fox News said that neither Loring Elementary, the Minneapolis Public Schools system, nor the St. Paul Public School system responded to inquiries about the event. When questioned, Children’s Minnesota referred Fox back to the school system.
While Children’s Minnesota is a charitable organization supported by donors, the impetus for bans on gender changing medical procedures for minors made headway after a doctor in Tennessee was caught bragging on video about what big money-makers the procedures were for hospitals.