SCHOOLS ADVISED TO BAKE A CAKE TO CELEBRATE TRANSGENDER STUDENTS’ ‘TRANSITION’

[4/20/17]  Schools in Britain were advised to give transgender students a cake to mark their “transition”, adding that teachers should learn how to deal with an “explosion” of students who are becoming transgender.

During the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference this week, delegates were told that changing attitudes in society mean a “huge” increase in the number of transgender and non-binary people in classrooms, The Telegraph reported.

Terry Reed, a campaigner for transsexual rights, told the conference: “Five years ago, hardly anyone in school or in university would come across a young trans person, but it’s changed substantially.”

The campaigner advised teachers to send an “upbeat” message to transgender students and suggested schools should celebrate students’ transition with “celebratory” event like baking a cake with their new trans name.

“It doesn’t have to be cake, it’s just making it an upbeat, ‘we’re absolutely behind you and with you’ message immediately, so that it doesn’t get downbeat,” she added.