A 9th grade teacher in New York shared a Power Point presentation with students which gave popular video game characters various genders and sexual identities.
Remy Elliott, who identifies as bi-sexual and polyamorous, now teaches 9th grade English for New York City Public Schools after previously teaching younger grades.
At an after school Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club meeting, she presented the questionable Power Point to students and posted about it on social media, reports Fox News, which also says Elliott is certified as in the state under the name Jeremy William Elliott.
“Yoshi is a trans man. He is just living his best life with Berto, and his top surgery turned out amazing,” she goes on. “No scars whatsoever. We love that for him. Of course, that means that Berto is an ace trans girl.
“No surprises with Peach. She is a massive cis lesbian… Whenever she’s around Daisy, she just completely forgets how to speak.
“We’ve got Daisy [who is] hella bisexual, polyamorous… and she will ask your girlfriend out right in front of you.
“Mario… came out so long ago that most people forgot and he probably marched at Stonewall and he low-key says some transphobic stuff, but he means well.
“Next up is Luigi. Luigi is totally a demisexual dude, but he just calls himself queer because it’s like too confusing. He has big bi-wife energy. Trans? Trans. And it’s probably bisexual, but like, doesn’t think about it too much because if you don’t think about it, it’s not a problem.”
Elliott brushed off criticism by saying the speech was humorous and cited her qualifications in sex education.
“The slides you mentioned were created in jest for the sake of humor,” Elliott told Fox News.
“Despite being primarily hired as an English Teacher, teaching our established and vetted sex education curriculum was not only something I was hired for, it was something I was trained and qualified in,” she continued.
In other videos, Elliott reportedly spoke about her openness with her students about her sexuality and lifestyle choices.
“I pride myself on being a teacher who is very open about her life. And one of the things I’m very open about is my sexuality,” she said. “I have a trans flag, a bi[sexual] flag, a non-binary flag all on my desk at my work.”
Such classroom displays of sexual ideology has many parents upset, and even led one Florida father to sue his son’s school. Some states, including Florida, have also passed laws to restrict how schools teach sexual content, and at what ages.