“there is a demand for “Safe Space” training at the Naval Academy”
The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis will offer a voluntary training session on transgenderism for midshipmen who wish to become more sensitive to the topic.
This should come as no surprise after the Obama administration has spent eight years letting our military infrastructure crumble as they used our armed forces as a laboratory for experiments in social policy.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training for Midshipmen
The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary “Transgender 101” training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing “safe space” training series.
The academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who launched a similar session at Google in 2015.
Midshipmen and staff who take the training course will get the opportunity to display cards outside their door that show they are allies of the LGBT community.
The course was described in an email circulated by the Naval Academy on Tuesday.
“On Friday, December 9, the Center for Teaching & Leaning welcomes Kevin Perry and Marnie Florin who will be presenting Transgender 101: Gender Identity in the Workplace,” the email said. “Marnie and Kevin have given this workshop at Google offices around the globe to more than 2,500 employees.”
The email explained that Florin is transgender and uses the pronoun “ze.”
A Naval Academy spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that the training is voluntary and open to all midshipmen, faculty, and staff. Forty-three midshipmen and 80 faculty members have signed up for the two sessions so far.
Karyn Z. Sproles, PhD, the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, said there is a demand for “Safe Space” training at the Naval Academy.
Did you ever think we’d reach the point where there was a demand for safe space training in our armed forces?
The Daily Caller has more on the trainer:
Florin’s first attempt at “LGBTQ training” occurred when she was a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in West Africa. After working for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, “ze organized and canvassed for gay marriage.”
Florin created her Transgender 101 training “after coming out as gender neutral at Columbia Business School” and realizing that her “peers were a bit confused and had a lot of questions.” “Ze” told the New York Times, “I was really disappointed to find that the L.G.B.T. community at Columbia Business School consisted of so many white, cisgender men” (those comfortable in the sex assigned at birth). Few were transgender or lesbian.”
The training now occurs every year at Columbia, where Florin succeeded in creating “a gender neutral bathroom” and “an option other than male and female” for the admissions application form. While working for Google, she and colleague Kevin Perry developed “Transgender @Google,” which has also been presented to staff at YouTube and Twitter.
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