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Day camp for transgender and ‘gender fluid’ kids to accept four-year-olds


first_imgNZ Herald 8 August 2017Family First Comment: Had to be San Francisco to kick off this madness…“At check-in every day, children choose which pronouns they wish to be referred to with for the day or they can choose to be considered neither male nor female.”Can we be a cat for the day?“It was created by founder Sandra Collins whose daughter Scarlett, now nine, revealed she was transgender when she was just two years old.”Yes – 2 years old. The camp includes “…15% who were cisgender (meaning they identify with the gender they were born in)”What the!? How weird. They need counselling.Sigh! How very very sad – when adults set out to confuse and perpetuate the confusion in children.A San Francisco day camp for transgender and gender fluid children as young as four is spearheading education a and awareness of gender expansion.Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, California, accepts children between the ages of four and 12.At check-in every day, children choose which pronouns they wish to be referred to with for the day or they can choose to be considered neither male nor female.Since opening three years ago, it has swelled in popularity and now looks after 60 children a day. The camp has received interest from several other states and has been contacted by parents overseas including a family in Africa.It was created by founder Sandra Collins whose daughter Scarlett, now nine, revealed she was transgender when she was just two years old.The camp ran for three weeks this year between June 26 and July 14. The children arrived every day at 9am and played together until 3pm at an independent school that was rented for the occasion.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11900194Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


Syracuse goalkeeper out indefinitely after Sunday car crash


first_imgSyracuse goalkeeper Alyssa Costantino is out indefinitely, assistant director of SU athletic communications, Susan Mehringer said.The junior was a passenger in a two-car accident early Sunday morning near Thornden Park. Costantino was taken to the hospital after complaining of facial pain.In a post from her Twitter account on Sunday evening, Costantino said: “…Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers I’m doing well…”The specifics of Costantino’s injury were not disclosed, but she will miss the Orange’s game at Villanova on Friday afternoon. Costantino is being evaluated day-to-day, Mehringer said. After the game against the Wildcats, Syracuse travels to Rutgers to play the Scarlet Knights on Sunday.Costantino began the season as SU’s starting goalie, splitting time with sophomore Kelsey Richardson. But after the Orange’s loss to Florida on March 2, Richardson has started each of the four games since, and played all 60 minutes in Syracuse’s 13-12 loss at Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThroughout the season, the Orange coaching staff has had the luxury of a two-goalie system, with the option to make mid-game substitutions to throw off opponents. Third-string goalie Shannon Byrne is available and will be used if necessary, head coach Gary Gait said, but this is a chance for Richardson to prove herself.“We lose that ability to make an adjustment,” Gait said Wednesday. “This is an opportunity for Kelsey to step up and maybe use this as a confidence builder. We’ll get to see what she does this weekend.” Comments Published on April 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Related Stories Third-string goalie Byrne growing under tutelage of Richardson, CostantinoFour Syracuse lacrosse players involved in car crashcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more