Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

| 18/09/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Educating young people, teachers, parents and guardians on the sensitive subjects of gender identity, sexual orientation and mental health is important in the fight against discrimination, bullying, abuse, mental illness and even suicide, according to Colours Cayman, a local LGBT advocacy group. With a recent surge in hate speech and verbal attacks on the LGBT community, there has been another social media storm condemning efforts to raise awareness through education.

For several years now Colours has been hosting educational workshops on these issues in an effort to foster open and honest discussion. The organisation’s president, Billie Bryan, who is a trans-woman, understands more than most what a lack of understanding can mean. She said in a release that honest and open dialogue about gender and sexual orientation “is woefully lacking across the region” and in Cayman’s own educational system.

“We endeavour to provide our youth and those working directly with our youth the opportunity to attend our workshops or to bring them into the classroom,” she explained. “A lack of knowledge on these subjects and awareness of their importance has statistically been shown to contribute to the prevalence of mental illness, bullying, abuse, suicide and more, internationally, particularly among LGBTQIA+ youth.”

Bryan said that efforts to inform, protect and support young people include considerable measures to ensure that those hosting the workshops are knowledgeable, sensitive and well trained in these areas.

“False accusations of LGBTQIA+ communities championing anything that clearly violates human rights are commonplace worldwide,” she said, referring to some of the conspiracy theories and false narratives about sexual orientation that have found traction in Cayman too.

“Members of our organisation have been met with them numerous times in the past,” Bryan said. “While we will always deny these false allegations and resist attempts to liken education surrounding gender and sexuality to child abuse or worse, likewise, we will always defend the inalienable right of children to be properly educated.”

Bryan made it very clear that educating children about gender and sexual orientation is not abuse and comments made recently on social media about Colours’ efforts to raise awareness “have been misconstrued or are wholly false”.

The evident misunderstanding about gender and sexual orientation issues have been clear for everyone in Cayman to see over the last few months, as well as the increase in hate speech that followed the introduction of the Civil Partnership Law.

MLA Alva Suckoo (NEW), a strong opponent of the legislation, recently admitted in a social media exchange that he was wrong when he had failed to call out or react to a caller on Woody DaCosta’s morning talk show on Rooster last week when he was in the studio. Both the opposition deputy leader and the host of Crosstalk said nothing when a caller suggested all gay people should be put before a firing squad.

This came at a time when social media messages were circulating among church groups which had, among other things, suggested hanging gays “in a loving way”.

These messages were not condemned by the members of the Cayman Ministers Association who were in the chat groups, and the police have said that they cannot address them because the threats are not directed at specific individuals, fueling fears in the LGBT+ community that they may become targets of violence.

This is compounded by the myth that hate crime is rare in Cayman. However, Bryan has stated that assault and abuse against the community is more common than people realise. But victims are reluctant to come forward for a combination of reasons, including a perception of homophobia in the police and fear that their sexual orientation will be exposed.

See full press release from Colours Cayman in the CNS Library.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    11:06 sorry BoBo I am Caymanian. Lived all over the world that is why I am qualified to make those statements. Now what!?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Schools should concentrate on teaching basic education. The amount of religious education that my 13 year old has to learn about is totally disproportionate to the standard of English grammar and mathematics which is taught.

    The standard of written English in this country is appalling and those students expect to walk into high standard employment.

    Give up on RE and learning about sexual diversity and get back to what is really important!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Having hired young Caymanians who have come through government schooling, I could not agree more – focus should definitely be on the basics – reading, writing and arithmetic – current standards are shockingly low

    • Anonymous says:

      If you don’t like Religious schools there are other that teach it..Choice is yours but I’m sure it’s because you want the least expensive one, right?

  3. Anonymous says:

    This country is far too backwards to grasp the concept of educating children in school about sexuality including the different kinds of sexuality so those children who already know they are gay will not be ostracised by their classmates because they will be educated on the subject. The main reason our Cayman children are left behind is because our educational system is broken and outdated. Television has replaced education for most children and I hate to say it but they learn more from TV than their parents or the classroom.
    Most first world countries teach sexual education including LGBT and that is why their educational system is first rate.

  4. Anonymous says:

    People in this comment thread badgering about the effects of indoctrination while taking they’re YOUNG children to church and youth groups to teach spiritual values not realising the irony.

    Not that I’m against teaching spiritual values but don’t behave like its different than what Bryan is attempting to achieve.

    It seems some of you forgot how brutal children can be to other children and how certain words effect them than can lead to lethal situation. There’s no harm in teaching a child that when they see another child that isn’t like them, to accept them and still treat them like a human being. Teaching a child that when they see a disabled/homosexual/trans person, rather than bullying them for being different accept who they are and treat them like a person, can help grow the child to be more accepting of different views instead of a you vs. me mentality.

    If you think teaching those kind of values is indoctrination you need to take a long look at yourself. This isn’t about teaching LGBT, it’s about teaching a child to be accepting of different people regardless of their situation.

    If you still are against it maybe take a second to think that maybe you just don’t like homosexual people. Learn to let go of that hate, you don’t need to agree with someone’s ideals/beliefs but you can still accept them as a person, all in the betterment of making you person that represents christian values

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when people turn away from God’s standards. We are living in perilous times. Now who is being hateful. If you support the DPL then support the education of children because it is the law.

    • Anonymous says:

      “God’s standards”

      LOL

      What, you mean slavery, genocide, scientific ignorance, oppression of women, physical abuse of children, executing gays? Yeah, great standards to strive for in the 21st century.

      #lame

  6. Anonymous says:

    You know what books I remember reading as part of my recommended list in a caymanian school? Romeo and Juliet, the Great Gatsby, and countless others where the main characters have always had a heterosexual relationship. How is this not also indoctrination?

    So many of the comments are getting up in arms about ‘indoctrination’ and how informing kids on LGTBQ issues is indoctrination. Well how the hell is Romeo and Juliet not a form of heterosexual indoctrination?

    The norm in school on this island is to assume heterosexuality, in life skills, in literature, all of it. It is so ingrained into our consciousness from the first moment of pre-k and it is all school sponsored. Why is it the gold standard curriculum to teach kids about an unhealthy heterosexual relationship, but indoctrination to teach them about healthy LGTBQ relationships?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am a big supporter of LGB rights. Everyone has a right to be happy and love who they want to love without fear of hate or judgment. I do not, however, support introducing “teachings” on the matter to young school children. Children are young and impressionable and at a young age have no concept of sex and this is how it should be. By all means, introduce it to older students in there later teens but leave young children be. Let kids be kids. Tolerance can be learned later in life and it can be acquired without having to be taught at school. We are not all close-minded. I never learned about any of this at school yet I support the gay community and have many gay and Bisexual friends. At the end of the day, it is up to parents to decide what they teach there children and for individuals to assess there own stance on the subject. It is not the job of COLOURS to indoctrinate anyone. Tolerance and acceptance go both ways.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree with this. Unfortunately, when ‘activists’ have partial success in a cause (which as far as equal rights is concerned, had my total support), they want to keep pushing further radical agenda.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Start with the basics. Cayman’s children need a basic education. Period. Our education standards are a national embarrassment.
    A good education, more than anything, will equip our children to figure everything else out intelligently.
    No need for add ons, Colours Cayman.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why is everyone drawing a line in the sand. It is now law, teach the law to your children. This is an unanticipated consequence by voting to support the DPL. The discrimination continues.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because it was force upon us and I for one will not have my children influenced by the likes of Billie and his/her cronies.

      I have always been tolerant and accepting but this is far too much. Threatening to “come for our children, because someone needs to teach them”. Like hell he will. Bryan will not get anywhere near my kids. He can do what he wishes with his child but I will not have him influencing or confusing mine. Especially at such a tender age.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Being born a certain way starts at birth (be it ethnicity, skin colour, gender, sexuality etc), so it would only be helpful to teach acceptance and respect of everyone’s individuality from the opening meetings as classmates. We are all human and more alike than we are different. Why would we want to secure an outdated and unjust culture of intolerance, bullying, and exclusion?! How does that improve us as a society? How will our actions now resonate a generation from now? Conditioning via learned norms from home, school, and community.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Seems like this country has some growing to do.

    • Anonymous says:

      No kidding. I can’t believe this society gets enraged about the thought of instilling acceptance and respect (for all kinds of classmate differences) from a young age. Clearly it’s nourishment many won’t be getting at home…and then they become the fierce and vengeful adult Caymanians that lament why they get continuously get passed over. 🤦‍♀️

      • Anonymous says:

        What I am even more surprised about is that the LGBTQ community believes that we should allow them to decide what is best for our children.

        For the record, both of my children, who are now in their mid and late twenties grew up without this indoctrination and just like me are supportive of civil unions and equality for all but it appears that there are some extremists in the Colours group that believe that they have a “right” to get involved in educating our children and that is wrong on all fronts.

        How can these extremists go after the Christian community saying to keep religion out of schools and the government and then turn around and demand that our children be indoctrinated in the ways of their beliefs? Also to be clear, religion in schools unless they are private schools where everyone has a choice is and has always been my way of thinking.

        For the Colours group, I say to you, don’t take your win to be your authorization to spread or demand your extremists views and beliefs on our children. This is where most of us will draw the line.

  12. Anon says:

    Will they be educated in the high numbers of those that change sex who go on to regret the decision or will it all be one way propaganda?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Don’t you just love it when fundamentalist Christians voice their deep concerns about indoctrinating children into a belief system? Yeah right, they’re all against that, I’m sure.

    #lame

  14. Paul says:

    As a conservative gay man, I am happy with marriage or civil partnership, job discrimination laws and the like – but please leave school children alone and just let kids be kids honestly. Leftists are indocinating our children and I am not even a parent. If you want sex education, learn at 18 when you are an consenting adult that is all.

    • Anonymous says:

      “A conservative gay man”

      It must be noisy inside your head with all the constant collisions of irreconcilable beliefs. Kinda like being a liberal Nazi or a Baptist scientist.

      #lame

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, surprise! Just like straight people there both are liberal and conservative, also Christian and Muslim and atheist, black and brown and white. We don’t all fit in one mold.

    • Anonymous says:

      Schools teach same sex education much earlier than that. Its really frustrating to say you support DP but not education or sensitization of kids. Especially, since kids are far more accepting than adults. Influencing their open mindedness from young is to their advantage. No one flinches when we say little boys will be lady killers or ladies men but education is where we draw the line. NO you want DPs accept the infrastructure that comes with it.

      • Anonymous says:

        10:52 No, we do NOT have to accept any “infrastructure” of a law that was forced upon us. It should have been taken to the people of these islands to vote on. Not an uppity Governor who doesn’t hold the voice of our people. Period.

        What you said further proves we do not need these “teachings” to “influence” our children. If children need to be influenced into LGBT ways then clearly it isn’t a natural occurrence that one is born with that you all drone on about.

        None of this is needed in our school system and children certainly do NOT need colours teaching them a damn thing. Children are to be raised by my parents, not Bryan or the like.

    • Anonymous says:

      HAHAHAHA I love when someone comment and isn’t who they say they are. troll

  15. Anonymous says:

    Coming to your children’s classrooms soon:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_Book

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad that my child is almost finished school. I hate the indoctrination of Religion in the schools just as much as I think it’s not the school’s place to teach my child about LGBT. I’m glad my child is not one of those who follows along with everything like a good little sheep and questions everything the teacher says. I cringed listening to some of the things that the other children said when the teacher was teaching Religion during lockdown. The comment wasn’t even true and the teacher didn’t say anything except agree with the child because it followed their religious agenda.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a bunch of mealy-mouths have shown up here, after their performative support of civil unions, now pearl-clutching at actual material support of LGBT youth.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I think we should have sex ed in our schools overall. I’m not sure if the public schools already do so forgive me if I’m mistaken. It should be at least 2 classes a year for year 10 and above.

    It doesn’t have to be specifically about gay or straight intercourse, just sex overall, and how to be safe.

    Caymanian youth especially have many recurring issues like teenage pregnancy, and underage sex and it needs to be addressed, it’s becoming too common. We need to teach them that if they’re underage, they SHOULD NOT be having sex, and if they’re of age but not in the position to raise a baby, or prevent them from STDs, we teach them how to have safe sex.

    We really need to focus on our youth more, I feel like we don’t pay enough attention to them.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow. The comments on this thread show exactly why this sort of education initiative is necessary. Seriously everyone, come out of your cave and grow up. Your children deserve better.

  20. Livan Letlive says:

    I do not know everything about gay living. But one of my sons decided he wanted to embrace the gay life. I did not like it but I did my best to help him return to “normal” living. To make a long story short, he died from AIDS several years later.

    I do not care what anyone else does…. if they want to live with someone of the same sex, that is their business…. not mine. What happens behind closed doors should be private. Why should that be of concern to anyone else? I DO NOT want to see same sex couples doing their thing in public….. and laws concerning that could be left as they are.

    • BeaumontZodecloun says:

      I don’t have a problem with anyone of any gender holding hands. I hold hands with my wife on occasion; we have been married for many, many years. I don’t care for people of any gender emulating sex in public. It is tawdry. I don’t want to interfere with anyone’s rights or freedoms, but when we have various parades and gatherings why do people have to hump each other?

      Yes, I’m a bit old-fashioned. I don’t care who loves who, nor what they do in private; that is their business and none of our own.

      I can easily deal with same-sex couples holding hands. I can easily deal with opposite-sex couples holding hands. I don’t mind seeing anyone kissing. Anything beyond that should be reserved for a private place.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I am Watching Dutch series “Rita” on Netflix. Interesting to See how Sex education, LGBT issues are dealt with in Denmark schools. Seasons 1-3 are awesome.

  22. Real world says:

    Sex is gender.

    CNS: The words are interchangeable in certain contexts, but sex education is more than just about gender but does not necessarily include gender identity, which is pertinent to the meaning here.

  23. Anonymous says:

    We don’t even teach civics in our schools. What in the world? This is just getting to be too much. We are becoming another United States here.

  24. Back off says:

    I support the *ADULT* LGBT rights and their equality but I strongly encourage you to leave the education part in the hands of parents – that is not your place.

    • Anonymous says:

      I whole heartedly support anyone’s rights to marry the person they love or be whoever they want to be, but I and I alone will deal with these questions from my children if and when they arise. I teach love, tolerance and acceptance in my house.

      • Anonymous says:

        Great but those who don’t parent correctly only repeat the cycle if not taught

        • Anonymous says:

          Who are you to dictate what is considered to be “correct” parenting or not? Mind your own kids.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Very well said; these are delicate issues and should be handled with intelligence and caring by the parents. However, it occurs to me that a significant portion of parents may not have the knowledge or tools to properly educate their children. What we should be teaching is tolerance. Tolerance for those different that us. Protection of the minorities is paramount to equality and freedom of expression for all.

        The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

        Ayn Rand

  25. Anonymous says:

    Kids here do not have a rounded curriculum that is why they grow up backwards like their parents. Vicious circle.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is still not the responsibility of the homosexual community to do so. If you were blessed to have children attend to them and leave other children alone.

    • Anonymous says:

      3:11 pm, you do realize that statement is prejudiced, discriminating, generalizing, abusive, misleading, judgmental among other things.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yep, and 3:11 is one of the same people that will cry “hate speech” when these things are said about him/her..

        You can’t have it both ways!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Greece and Rome has a lot to teach us about this direction. Unfortunately we are too blind to learn those lessons.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Many of us in the middle or who have been quietly supportive of LGBTQ rights are going to collide head-on with any attempt to indoctrinate our kids.

    Back off Bryan..seriously.

    • Anonymous says:

      How is education about gender identity or love being love indoctrination? Let me guess, you already indoctrinate your children at church?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Workshops created to promote inclusivity and sensitivity among young people regardless of sexual orientation? We’ve had this for years, it was called Life skills, Home Economics or Sex education classes. Nice try Bryan. You honestly just created a world of hurt for yourself targeting children…..

    • Anonymous says:

      IT IS CALLED GROOMING! Now he has opened up a can of worms. He can teach his child whatever he chooses but I would advise him to leave other people’s children alone. We. can teach them what they need to know and certainly do not need Billy Bryan to do our jobs.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s amazing how two-faced our so-called allies are. They’re so gung-ho about the bougie institution of marriage and when actual, material support for LGBT youth is suggested, they throw around words like “grooming”.

        What a cursed country this is.

    • Anonymous says:

      2:09 I could not have said it better myself. The progress they were making will take a hit from this latest stunt.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Both the opposition deputy leader and the host of Crosstalk said nothing when a caller suggested all gay people should be put before a firing squad.

    Can we just start burning bibles? No Bible, No problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      MLA Suckoo said he should have said something to the person who said it while he was on the radio. Good on him!! He said he was wrong. My question is who ran to his defense when Raznovic called him and others from the Opposition?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Yup, here it is.
    This isn’t about hating anyone, this is about the fact that this is adult stuff. When they become adults and make their own choices, fine they will learn about these things. But don’t push this stuff in the schools when children’s mind’s are so impressionable and they start questioning who the heck they even are.
    This will never end… what next? Multiple wives?
    Pedophilia is currently being pushed as a orientation saying people are born with the desire and riding the “love is love” train (look it up), so how can we say no to the pedophiles? Wouldn’t that be a human rights issue too? Think about it! 10 years ago lesbian and gay were very taboo. What next.

    To those who were fine with accepting this in the form of law, are you still fine accepting this now that they are gearing up to potentially confuse your kids whether intentionally or not. Are you comfortable with people/strangers having this type of discussion with your young children.. Boy moms? Girl moms?

    Listen, I have nothing against Gay/Lesbian people. I have gay friends for years and even a gay sibling and I love them. But this isn’t necessary for our kids. Period. They can look into that as they become adults.

  31. Anonymous says:

    1:07 why should I have to explain to another human being that all human beings deserve the same rights. It should be a given. You obviously don’t get it either.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Billie Bryan, PUBLIC NOTICE to Billie Bryan

    Regarding the following exchange on Facebook (Sept. 16, 2020) –

    Dennie Warren Jr.
    “The U.K. wants to teach LGBT… lifestyle to primary school students in the Cayman Islands starting at year 3.”

    Billie Bryan
    “Sorry but I’m coming for your children. Somebody needs to teach them.”

    Dennie Warren Jr.
    “Billie Bryan, Whose children are you “coming for”? and “…teach them…” what exactly?”

    Billie Bryan
    “Dennie Warren Jr. Teach them about the dangers of the misinformation surrounding gender and sexuality. Just finished another online workshop for our youth yesterday and we’re now coordinating with the schools to bring them into the classrooms.”

    Dennie Warren Jr.
    “Billie Bryan, whose children are you “…coming for…”?”

    Billie Bryan
    “Dennie Warren Jr. All of those living in Cayman.”

    This reply serves as my first notice to you and your associates to stay completely away from my children. Do not contact them. Do not say anything to them virtually or in person, or in any other form of media. Do not ever go near them. Neither you nor any of your associates have my permission to do so.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe teach them tolerance? Allow them to understand that not everyone is the same. Just like not everyone follows the same religious doctrine.

      • Anonymous says:

        3:01 That is for parents to do. NOT Bryan.

        Furthermore, many in the community are already tolerant and respectful, however, this is just going to infuriate people and turn the tide.

        Bryan “shot himself in the foot” so to speak with this one, saying he is “coming for the kids”. Many view that as a threat. Not good.

    • Bishop Nicholas Sykes says:

      The documented exchange between Billie Bryan and Dennie Warren Jr provides a seminal moment of education regarding the ideological positions of those adhering to Christian values on the one hand, and those accepting the LGBT+ values as a norm on the other. The documented exchange illustrates that if we were to concede to the LGBT+ what they demand as an extension of all societal norms to an otherwise unjustly disadvantaged group, we will also unavoidably be conceding to them the right to influence our own children towards the “norms” that they espouse. That right of influence is also supported by this news outlet according to the article at the head of this thread.

      A large number of people support what they assume to be a reasonable position on the matter, but who rightly reject the inevitable consequence of the position they themselves espouse. They are making a great and fundamental mistake.

      The mistake is to allow that a right that is clearly defined in its normal application, such as marriage, can be redefined as something else when the extension to persons who do not accept that definition is made. This is, in the real world, an exercise of irrationality, just like redefining seven to mean six.

      It is a mistake with many inevitable serious consequences, for example the loss of a societal understanding of whose responsibility it is to bring up our own children.

      May I urgently advise all those who are making this great mistake in the first place to rethink their position.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, is she crazy?

      Billie Bryan
      “Sorry but I’m coming for your children. Somebody needs to teach them.”

      This is where I am drawing the line! I supported equal rights for the LGBTQ community but I in no way support Billie or anyone else trying to indoctrinate my children into their lifestyle.

      I realize that you now feel energized by the passing of the Civil unions law but that does not give you or any member of the COLOURS group to approach or try to teach my children anything. I will not stand for this and I too would warn you to stay away from my children.

      • Anonymous says:

        11:54 this is exactly why many did not want the bill to be passed because they could see this was the Avenue they would then seek. The lgbt community never seem to be happy, always trying to “chase” something. Has to be their way or the highway but it doesn’t work that way and they are beginning to buck up on the right people.

      • smh says:

        You are a joke, a late comer You should have been protesting Civil Partnership Law from the beginning!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Many things can happen during the development of a baby in the womb. Some people are born with three arms while others are born with mental abnormalities or learning difficulties. While I accept that society typically establishes what is normal for us humans based largely on what naturally promotes the continuation of the human race, it is still important that we acknowledge and accept that almost every group of creatures has variations from what most would consider to be normal. There is no reason to harbor any hate towards what we don’t consider or be normal as variety itself is normal.

  34. Anonymous says:

    100% Guarantee: My kids not going to public schools with this sort of soviet style indoctrination.

    • Anonymous says:

      My child went to a local private school. He learnt about 5 different religions. He learnt to not cast slurs about persons being supposedly gay or different. He learnt to be tolerant.
      Hope this also will help your “kids”.

      • Anonymous says:

        Here comes another delusional parent with the standard “I sent my kids to private schools so they are superior to yours” mentality. Same books, same teachers as public schools, same grades, same outcome depending on the effort each kid put in, just that you got left with a bigger bill.

        • Anonymous says:

          Same books, same teachers as public schools, same grades, same outcome …

          What absolute rubbish. None of those things are true in Cayman.

        • Anonymous says:

          Are you kidding? Same standards – same grades. The public school system is a joke and of no comparison!

      • Anonymous says:

        The same tolerance the leftists show tolerance for Christian heritage of this country?

  35. Anonymous says:

    And here it beings, the REAL agenda beginning to unfold…

    • Anonymous says:

      12:27 What we all knew but others were too blind to see. Can’t even speak freely any longer without fear of going to prison or a fine, yet our children must be forced to LGBT in school? Na.

      • Anonymous says:

        I hear you!

      • Anonymous says:

        lol, there were literally people crowing about murdering LGBT people on public radio.

        What a snotty, persecution-complex laden lot you all are.

        • Anonymous says:

          11:14 do you really have to wonder why? Bryan’s latest rant was done simply to anger people. No one have cared which Tom, Dick, or Harry is doing who for decades, but things will certainly take a turn when you are flinging around that you intend to indoctrinate people’s children. Any parent worth their salt will not take this lightly. I certainly do not. Children are innocent and do not need to be further confused with this “curriculum”. They have enough to deal with as they enter adolescence. I have always been supportive of LGBTQ, have friend and family members who are part of that community, but this has honestly caused me to question whether or not my support is wayward. Clearly there is a negative undercurrent, agenda wise, that the colours Cayman group is trying to push.

          • Anonymous says:

            You know what was confusing for me at 12? Being told not to call myself queer and that people would beat me up if I did.

            And now ****ing wretches like you are like “well, maybe the gays deserve the death threats” because we’re trying to put a stop at it in the next generation?

            You mewling cowards.

            • James H. says:

              You have a lot of mouth behind your anonymous post 7:03 calling people cowards when you are also one.

              The above comment said nothing about gays deserving death threats. However, it is not surprising that was your interpretation because you lot love to put a play on words to suit your victim mentality. They simply stated are you surprised that this is happening given the general consensus of the public and that dacf that people are extremely protective of their children. So to have some two bit upstart make comments that he is coming for the children of the Cayman Islands… no, that will not do nor will it be taken with a tap on the chin.

              • Anonymous says:

                And yet when we receive these death threats and try to fix it, it’s not “maybe we need to ensure this doesn’t ****ing happen”, it’s “indoctrination”.

                I’ve seen your kind over and over again. The minute you get social clearance, all talk about support for LGBT flies out the window, ever so eager to get back to putting queers in their place.

                I know who my enemies are.

                • Anonymous says:

                  12:32 Good that you are aware, now stay in your lane.

                  Stop being so concerned about the beliefs of others and live your own damn life. No one cares who you are doing or screwing. Get over yourself.

  36. Anonymous says:

    They talk about dialogue, but it is always their way or the highway. Disagree with any part of their agenda and see what names you are called.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Bullocks! Start teaching abstinence first!

    • Anonymous says:

      ABSTINENCE DOESNT WORK! Teach sex Ed and contraception if you really want to solve teen pregnancy.

      • Anonymous says:

        Are you stupid? Abstinence would prevent any of that. Abstinence should be taught more in schools rather than bombarding children with “how to have sex” many know about contraception. They just don’t care in the “feel good moment”. They should be taught to abstain and the consequences of their. actions

  38. G.M. says:

    I support your right to marry and believe that you should be afforded equality under law, but please keep this out of our educational system. Our kids have a tough enough time navigating difficult and often confusing transitional periods in their life. We can teach our children love, acceptance and tolerance without indoctrinating them into something that is very young and not settled science.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is Min Juliana’s opportunity to repeat what she said during the DPB debate “CAYMAN ISLANDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE TEACHING ANYTHING ABOUT LGBTQ.”

  39. JG says:

    This is all taught to kids in physics, biology and science. No need to make the boys wear skirts.

  40. Anonymous says:

    We definitely need to put information about this in all the school sex/life skills curriculums in Cayman.

  41. Anonymous says:

    10:58 If it has to be explained to you then there lies the problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      ooh boy. this childish mentality that “if I have to explain it to you then..”

      Please try to find a way to navigate to reality. think about the natural course of action if you continue to not be able/want to explain yourself. If I feel like I can’t have conversation with you how can I understand you and help you. Its only natural that you will create more enemies with this line of thinking than allies. If you cannot explain your position properly then why should someone take you seriously? I support everyone being able to marry who they want, as my underlying principle is to allow every human being the freedom to do what they want so long as they do not infringe upon the freedoms and rights of others.

      The LBTHHFJHDJKSFHE+ community wants to ‘educate’ people on what exactly? Enough with the broad, ambiguous explanations and state exactly what you want. You take about love and acceptance which is fine, but you need to also understand that you are the odd ones in this society. You will need to work hard to convince the rest of society that you are to be taken seriously, but if you can’t explain it then you’ll be stuck in this situation for a while. Also, if you can’t explain it I suggest not moving onto the step of forcing other people to accept it. The way of force will only be met with an equal response. If you can’t explain it and state why its beneficial then noone needs to take your argument seriously. Welcome to the world. Noone is here to hold your hand and make you feel special. You need to do that for yourself. If you have to teach others how to make you feel special then maybe this just aint for you fam.

      I’ve been seeing this type of rubbish in the USA where they want to indoctrinate kids in prep school about Gender Fluidity and all that nonsense. That sh!t doesn’t belong in schools. I even believe religion shouldn’t be taught in schools but that is another topic.

      I will fight for the LBGTQDSFDFD+ right to have the same opportunities as everyone else on this island, but don’t start trying to ‘teach’ anything in schools. I don’t support the CP bill because I agree with the trans movement, I support it because I have principles and morals as classical liberal.

  42. Anonymous says:

    No

  43. Anonymous says:

    This will never end

  44. Anonymous says:

    You have your rights. Go on about your business like the rest of us. No one in cayman hates you. We’ve had gays here from as long as I can remember with no issues. What’s the problem now?

    • Anonymous says:

      LGBT has grown to LGBTQIA+ youth in the space of this one article. It will always be problem because there are a lot more letters to come. Remember, the good ole USA now has three restrooms: Women, Men, and one if you can’t figure it out. Now, men who identify as women can use the women’s restroom legally. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:58 They are never happy, clearly. Always “demanding” more

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