Transgender teacher tells 1st-graders that ‘sometimes the doctor is wrong’ in guessing a newborn’s gender

Brooke Roslindale charter school

A video has surfaced of a transgender first-grade teacher telling kindergarteners, first- and second-graders that doctors “make a guess” about a newborn child’s gender at birth and that sometimes that “guess” is “incorrect.”

The teacher, a biological female named Ray Skyer, posted the video to Facebook but the account has since been set to private. The clip shows an “Identity Share” Zoom call in which the Boston-area charter school teacher was asked by an assistant principal to share what he most liked about himself using an “I am” statement, according to The Daily Wire.

Skyer thought it would be a great idea to share – with other people’s children – the fact that she’s pretending to be a man.

“So something that’s really cool and unique about who I am is that I am transgender,” says the teacher, who works at Brooke Roslindale charter school. The teacher went on to give an explanation of biology at odds with reality:

“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. 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.”

When Skyer posted the video to Facebook it was with a caption discussing “bills introduced targeting trans youth” such as Florida’s new law to bar the teaching of sexual subjects to children younger than fourth-graders, The Daily Wire reported.

Skyer went on:

We always hear the argument that these laws are ‘protecting’ their peers and ‘preventing confusion.’ At this point, I’ve had many conversations with many young children (I’m a 1st-grade teacher) about what being transgender is, and never once have I been met with any fear or confusion. I’ve even been the recipient of a group hug! Children just get it, it’s as simple as that.

That is, children tend to believe things said by the adults assigned to teach and guide them, even when those things are false, self-serving, and dangerous.


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