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Trans teacher at Brooke Roslindale School slammed for telling FIRST GRADERS doctors guess baby's gender

Skyer said: 'When a doctor makes a correct guess, that’s when a person is called cisgender. When a doctor’s guess is wrong that’s when they are transgender'
UPDATED APR 12, 2022
Ray Skyer is a first grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale School in Boston area and a transman (Twitter)
Ray Skyer is a first grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale School in Boston area and a transman (Twitter)

A transgender teacher has been criticized online after he told a group of first grade students that when babies are born, doctors "guess" if they're boys or girls, and "sometimes the doctor is wrong" and "makes an incorrect guess". Ray Skyer, a transman, teaches first grade at the Brooke Roslindale School in the Boston area. He was teaching children via Zoom call, when the school was hosting an "identity share" for students from kindergarten through second grade. 

Skyer began the "identity share" by telling kindergartners that he was going to reveal something really cool. "So, something that's real cool and unique about who I am is that I am transgender," he said. "So, we touched a little bit about that at the beginning of this week, in the book that Miss Hammond read, but I'm gonna give you my explanation about what it means to be transgender as well," he added. 


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The first-grade teacher continued, "So, when babies are born, the doctor looks at them and they make a guess about whether the baby is a boy or girl based on what they look like. And most of the time that guess is 100-percent correct; there are no issues whatsoever, but sometimes, the doctor is wrong; the doctor makes an incorrect guess. When a doctor makes a correct guess, that’s when a person is called cisgender. When a doctor’s guess is wrong that’s when they are transgender."

Skyer went on: "So, I’m a man, but when I was a baby the doctors told my parents I was a girl." Further explaining how this played out, transgender teacher revealed: "So my parents gave me a name that girls typically have, and bought me clothes that girls typically wear. And until I was 18 years old, people thought I was a girl."

Syker added, "And this was super, super uncomfortable for me because I knew that wasn't right. The way I like to describe it is like wearing a super itchy sweater, the longer you wear it the itchier it gets and the only way to make it stop is to have everyone see and know the person that you really are."

Syker extending his arms to indicate breadth and scope of the relief said: "So when I was 18. I told my friends and family that I was really a boy and it was like this huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. And I had the freedom to be who I truly am." He added, "And even though this experience is super challenging sometimes, I am super—it made me the person I am, and I am super proud to be trans gender."


The video of the zoom call where the transgender teacher explained the whole story to kindergartners went viral on Twitter. Several users expressed their disbelief and called out the teacher and the school for teaching this to children. Commenting under the video, one wrote: "This is not science. The doctor 'makes a guess' about gender? You are delusional. And you think teaching young children these lies is appropriate? Just stay away from kids. You have a perverted mind. Please seek help."

Another added, "Doctors guess??? Isn't there anatomy that specifically defines gender?? #wokeness." Someone else commented, "If you think this is grooming, you are retarded." Another user simply wrote, "Quit sexualizing our children! #ClosePandorasBox." One user wrote, "Wow!! This is what @BrookeSchool is teaching your kindergarten students - 'when you are born, the doctor GUESSES your gender'…We need parental rights bills in every state NOW!! "

Another commented, "Sexual preferences and gender identity to 5 year olds really? People are f****** sick! Bunch of groomers and pedo’s." Someone else added, "This is the reason #florida has a new bill #dontsaygay." Don't Gay Say bill of Florida seeks to outlaw all discussions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.