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‘FistGate’ Goes Global: GLSEN Activist Promotes Masturbation at U.N. Conference

posted at 5:27 pm on March 4, 2011 by

Several bloggers — including Duane Lester at All-American Blogger and Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs — called attention to the report that a representative from the National Education Association promoted a bizarre agenda at United Nations conference:

“Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a [United Nations conference] panel on combating homophobia and transphobia. Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools. . . . She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.
Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.” . . .
A panel sponsored in part by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) advocated for “comprehensive sex education” not only as a tool to combat “gender oppression,” but also as the key to achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals.

It turns out that the NEA representative, Diane Schneider, is actually a leader in the radical group GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network):

Diane is a high school health educator in Spring Valley New York. She is very active with GLSEN in the Rockland County area, where she is its co-chair. She is also proud of the GSA that she advises in her high school. She is an online professor and has been active with the Health Education Leadership Team for NY State. She brings you this workshop as part of her training from the National Education Association’s (NEA’s) LGBT Trainer of Trainers.

You probably didn’t realize that America’s largest teachers’ union has an “LGBT Trainer of Trainers” program — I never imagined any such thing existed until I found Schneider’s bio on the Web site of a “PrideWorks” conference.

Something else that never crossed my mind, until it was pointed out by Maggie’s Notebook, is that Schneider’s role in GLSEN connects her to the infamous “FistGate” controversy involving Obama’s “safe schools czar” Kevin Jennings. (In 2007, Jennings was paid more than $270,000 as executive director of GLSEN.)

How was Schneider chosen to give this presentation to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)? Was it the NEA or Jennings who chose her? Did Hillary Clinton’s friend Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, have any role in arranging Schneider’s participation in this conference?

Whoever arranged it, apparently it is now a key aim of U.S. diplomacy that we must teach the world’s children “oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms . . . to combat heterosexism and gender conformity.”

Call it the Obama Doctrine.

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Yeah, but hey, their being out in the open will cause absolutely no harm, no harm at all to anyone else. They are just doing what makes them happy, it harms no one.

Yes, absolutely, there is no reason to fear a homosexual being out and embraced by society, non at all. All they want to do is be tolerated and all. Nothing against the heterosexuals at all.


Sorry, but this is obviously not the case. Homosexuals should be shunned and persecuted to the extent that they refrain from being open. Nuke them from space, it is the only way to be sure.

astonerii on March 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM

1) Insure old people’s retirements (no need to have kids to care for you in your old age).
2) Break Families up (broken families leave one or both parents with children who will not support them in old age).
3) Pay women for children out of wedlock, leaving the children worse off and with far worse morals.
4) Make the sanctity of life a joke, pushing contraception (I am not against people using it, only government pushing it), allow the murder of embryos on a large scale(no children, no one to care for the old, the entitlements must continue).
5) Make raising children more and more expensive by driving down the real take home pay of people through taxes (prevent families from saving for their retirement while simultaneously poorly educating their children in close to monopoly level education system that is prepaid through forced taxation).
6) Make raising children more and more difficult by pushing a wild culture onto them through the public airwaves, educational system, the welfare system to include child protective services (people will fear having children through the tactics that government teach children to use against their parents, such as calling the police for disciplining them).
7) work to replace the traditional family with relationships that run the gamut of man and man to woman and woman and every other possible relationship that has no chance of producing the next generation.
8) Push for acceptance of deviant behavior that will take more and more potential fathers and mothers out of the pool of people potentially giving birth and raising the next generation.


astonerii on March 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM

The UN, huh? Teach this to the 57 Islamic nations and tell me how it went

thebrokenrattle on March 4, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Sorry, but this is obviously not the case. Homosexuals should be shunned and persecuted to the extent that they refrain from being open. Nuke them from space, it is the only way to be sure.

astonerii on March 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Wow. Just wow.

MadisonConservative on March 4, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Wow. Just wow.

MadisonConservative on March 4, 2011 at 8:08 PM

The funny part is that he’s serious. =]

Still, dude would probably love living in Iran.

Jeddite on March 4, 2011 at 8:11 PM

You want the right of gays to participate in society? How about dropping all this “personal is political” crappola, and focusing on the rights of gays as individuals to lead their lives in peace?

How ones likes to have sex is irrelevant to ones competence to do ones job in most instances. A society that once again respects boundaries and individualism is one where a gay man or woman can succeed to the best of his or her abilities. Gay or straight, we are all more than our genitals.

Sekhmet on March 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM

“the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,”

Uh huh, I am actually serious. This is not something that is acceptable in any society. The life of the society requires there to be babies born and raised. The ability of the culture to survive is its ability to defend against actions which will degrade it to the point of not being sustainable. All of the actions of the gay “rights” groups is to do nothing other than cause harm to the culture and destroy societies continuance by making families with children fewer and fewer.

Those who go along with it are nothing more than useful idiots or are actually in favor of destroying what has made America great in the past.

astonerii on March 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM

The NEA has got to go. What an expensive sponge of sickos.

disa on March 5, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Finally, something I like from the Obama administration. Not really quite true. It’s true relative to the average HotAir reader, but I must admit a certain discomfort with the UN addressing this issue. Can I just split the difference and say this is another good reason to have the US veto everything in the UN until the UN disbands.

I know that here is not the best place to address this issue. I know my opinion is unpopular everywhere, but as an ardent advocate of the normalization of gay people, I still think transexuality is tacky and no more deserving of government aid than stupid kids who want tattoos.

thuja on March 5, 2011 at 12:50 AM

thuja on March 5, 2011 at 12:50 AM

You cannot normalize something that is against the laws of nature. Gay is the same thing as extinct after one generation. A society cannot thrive if it normalizes gays, it is that simple. The only countries in the world today that are normalizing gays into their society have already started the descent into unrecoverable birthrates. While gay normalization is not the only factor, it is a factor. Once you get close to simply the replacement birthrate, every gay relationship brings more certainty that the society will fail.

If it is so much a part of a persons life, they can simply go there to live their gay life and help that country pass into oblivion all happy that at least the gays were not offended.

astonerii on March 5, 2011 at 1:03 AM

“It’s… for the children!”

Akzed on March 6, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Wow. Just wow. MadisonConservative on March 4, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Not a peep about the outage being contemplated against children worldwide.

Just throw a rock at a person who is outraged at govt-sponsored child abuse and call it a day: in the name of conservatism no less.

Akzed on March 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM