General Motors (GM) made donations to an LGBT group that supplies kindergartens and elementary schools with children's books that are pro-transgender.
General Motors provided a grant to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to finance the group's “Rainbow Library” program, according to the company's 2021 “Social Impact Report.”
The report states that the Rainbow Library “provides supportive curriculum materials and book sets that are LGBTQ+ centered, racially diverse, and multicultural to K-12 schools.” The report does not mention the amount of money given to the group that advocates for transgender rights.
“This innovative program also provides ongoing support and professional guidance for educators to create inclusive, supportive, and identity-safe classrooms nationwide,” GM's report states.
GLSEN also offers lesson plans, “educator guides,” and professional-development training.
Photos on GLSEN's Rainbow Library page showcase the kinds of books the organization will provide to K-12 classes as reading material for young children. One of the books, entitled I Am Jazz, is about a boy who has identified as transgender since he was two years old.
“From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body,” the book's description states.
Although GLSEN doesn't provide an exhaustive list of the titles of the books passed to children through their program, an article in the School Library Journal explains that the books are in part “selected based on winning and nominated books for the Stonewall Award and the Rainbow Book List of the American Library Association.”
One book, which is a Stonewall Honor Book and also on the Rainbow Book List, is the pornographic Gender Queer by Maia Kabobe. The book is very graphic and includes images of masturbation, oral sex, and the use of sex toys, along with discussions of sexual fantasies and “confusing sexual experiments.”
Another book that is listed on the Stonewall Book Awards list is Sex is a Funny Word, written by Corey Silverberg. A shocking examination revealed that Silverberg, who has written many LGBT books for children, co-founded what is known as a “beginner's sex shop.” The shop also sells this book. The book includes discussions of “transgender identity, intersex conditions, and masturbation.”
GLSEN has described the Rainbow Library program as a “first step for getting in front of kids” and a “stepping stone for inclusive curriculum at the district or state level.”
A report by Discover the Networks found that the organization is involved in political advocacy and lobbying and has also provided “sexually explicit materials and information to young school children” during its conferences.
Along with promoting transgender-friendly books to children, GLSEN also advocates for males to be able to participate in female sports and access restrooms for women. The group has created the “Trans Action Kit,” which teaches students and teachers how to take part in pro-transgender advocacy. One of the recommendations is to “build an altar” for transgender individuals for the false holiday of “transgender day of remembrance.”
Breitbart News reported in July that Americorps provided a stipend for the “22-23 GLSEN Student & Educator Outreach” job. The description of the role, as archived, explained that “the member will drive engagement with educators, school districts, and gay-straight alliance/gender-sexuality alliance (GSA) clubs across the state,” while also conducting training sessions.
This is not the first time that GM has offered financial assistance to GLSEN. The Post Millennial reported that Chevrolet, which is part of General Motors, donated $25,000 to this group that supports transgenders.
“With this latest LGBTQ+ focused partnership, we are building on that history and reinforcing Chevy's commitment to driving substantive cultural progress,” Chevrolet’s marketing vice president, Steve Majoros, remarked.
General Motors did not respond to a request for comment.