Some parents in the Anglophone East School District were surprised to find a new question on the student data collection form this year: “Identified Gender” with three answers to choose from, female, gender independent or male.
Cary Beaumont, a mother of three, says she finds the change refreshing.
“There was a new section that I was really thrilled to see, where they ask first their birth gender and then ask what their identified gender was,” Beaumont said.
“I think it’s fantastic, to be honest. I already have a disabled child and I just think the more inclusive we can be, in all the different ways that we come, the better.”
(Sidebar: isn’t Cary special?)