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AZ Dept of Ed Linked To Sex & Gender Chatrooms For Minors

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  • AZ Dept of Ed Linked To Sex & Gender Chatrooms For Minors

    The chatrooms are LGBTQ+ chatrooms where minors (10+ in one and 13+ in the other) talk with other kids and adult 'facilitators' about sex and gender without parental consent. None of the adults are required to be licensed professionals (psychologists, etc.), and the chatrooms even feature a 'quick escape' feature that directs the page away to Google so that children can hide their activities from their parents.

    There is also no clear verification system for actual age of the people in the chatroom so adults could register as kids and be chatting with the children.

    The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is reportedly facilitating conversations about sex between youth and random adults without parental consent.

    The ADE is reportedly associated with online chat rooms where minors discuss sex and gender with adults present and without parental consent after Superintendent Kathy Hoffman was accused of linking to two online chat spaces to ADE's website.

    The ADE reportedly advertised a chat room website called Q Chat Space, which targets LGBTQ+ youth 13 years and older. Q Chat Space, launched in June during "Pride Month," apparently offers a "quick escape" feature that hides a child’s visit to the site by redirecting from the Q Chat Space site to Google’s homepage. The adults, referred to as "Q Chatters" are facilitating the discussions and do not have to be licensed professionals.

    When signing up, minors can post personal information including their sexual orientation, romantic interests, gender identity, email address, birthdate, ZIP code, and race.

    Furthermore, Q Chat Space is a collaborative effort of Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ+ support organizations.

    An example of upcoming Q Chat Space are: "Sex and Relationships Q&A," "FOR TRANS/NON-BINARY YOUTH: Activism and Allyship," and "FOR TRANS/NONBINARY YOUTH: Sex Ed."

    Minors also have the option to engage in another chat site similar to Q Chat Space called Gender Spectrum. Gender Spectrum chat site is open to minors aged 10 and older.

    Alarmed by the chat rooms, on September 1, 2022, an injunction was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court against Hoffman, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction after she linked two online chat spaces to ADE's website.

    Peggy McClain filed the lawsuit against ADE for violating the Parents’ Bill of Rights provision which prohibits any attempts to encourage or coerce minors to withhold information from their parents.

    McClain filed the lawsuit in the Maricopa County Superior Court, requesting that ADE remove the chat space from its website. The judge overseeing this case is Randall Warner.

    McClain further asserted that the children’s data was vulnerable to hacking and could therefore be sold on the dark web to child predators, noting that some adult chat facilitators could possibly be "sexual groomers."

    "One of the organizations behind QChat and QueerChat is Planned Parenthood. Since 2015, has been sounding the alarm about this abortion mill. As abortion restrictions have increased in Arizona, Planned Parenthood has become more aggressive and is now offering gender transition ‘services’ to youth," McClain wrote in an article.

    Fox News Digital has reached out to ADE over the chat rooms, asking whether ADE is sponsoring the program. The ADE did not respond to the inquiries.

    The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) links to chat rooms on its website for LGBTQ+ minors to discuss sex and gender with adult moderators present — without their parents necessarily knowing.

    The ADE directed minors to two different websites: Q Chat Space and Gender Spectrum. Both organizations rely on adult volunteers or staff to facilitate their chat rooms, and they don’t verify the age of those joining the chats beyond asking applicants for a birth date. The Daily Wire reached out to ADE about the two chat rooms. As of press time, no one from the department has responded to our inquiry.

    One of the ADE-approved chat room organizations, Q Chat Space, is a collaboration of Planned Parenthood, the LGBTQ+ support network organization PFLAG, and LGBTQ+ community center organization CenterLink. Q Chat Space recruits chat facilitators from different organizations across the country: the LGBTQ Centers of Orange County and Long Beach, Center on Halsted, Smyal, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Jasmyn, Time Out Youth, Youth Outlook, and Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. Their chats are open to minors ages 13 to 19.

    Q Chat Space’s upcoming chat room topics range from sex and gender — “Gender-Affirming Hairstyles & Clothes,” “Coming Out,” and “For Trans/Non-Binary Youth: Hormones! What Do They Do, What Don’t They Do?” — to children’s traditional hobbies and interests, like “Beasts of the Wild: Favorite Animal Open Discussion” and “Cryptids and Creepy Pasta.”

    By comparison, Gender Spectrum offered chat rooms to a wider range of ages starting as young as 10 and up to adults, such as parents and family members of LGBTQ+ youth. The group named the education materials giant Pearson as its “champion,” or top, partner; it also identified the Biden Foundation as a key partner in a recent national campaign advocating for family and community acceptance of transgender youth. Senior Director Joel Baum was also a contributor to Southern Poverty Law Center’s Learning for Justice initiative.

    Gender Spectrum acknowledged that it supplied K-12 schools and affiliate organizations like the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) with gender identity ideology resources like a “gender support plan,” or “GSP,” something the New York Post reported on at length last October.

    In June 2020, CNN featured Gender Spectrum in an analytical piece about children defying gender norms during the remote learning of the pandemic. Gender Spectrum’s director of online programming, Jenna Redmond, told CNN that the group’s chat rooms allowed children to focus on their gender identity and childhood without the additional social pressures of school.

    “Taking away these layers of anxiety and trauma that many youth experience in their school settings is allowing a spaciousness,” stated Redmond. “They finally have some room to just exist and be a kid.”

    According to Gender Spectrum, their pre-teen group for children ages 10 to 12 is full enough that it warranted a waitlist.

    Libs of TikTok publicized the ADE chat rooms, noting that the chat room hosted by Q Chat Space has a quick escape feature, which could be used by minors to hide activity from their parents.

    Q Chat Space also allows minors to receive a “discreet” text notification about each upcoming chat.

    It appears that these chat rooms are a small part of ADE Superintendent Kathy Hoffman’s campaign promises. Hoffman advocated for progressive LGBTQ+ youth initiatives since she first campaigned to become superintendent. At one point, she pledged to implement support groups and activities for LGBTQ+ students.

    In March, Hoffman expressed opposition to two Arizona legislature bills prohibiting gender reassignment procedures for minors and barring biological males from competing in women’s sports. Hoffman called the legislation “bigoted government overreach” and “hateful.”

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    I'm always still in trouble again

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