A parent at a Maryland elementary school in Prince George’s County, Maryland convinced the PTA to change their dance’s name to make it more inclusive.
After several parents complained that a father-daughter or mother-son dance was unfair to their children or families with the same gender, Whitehall Elementary School, Bowie, Maryland voted to change its name. According to WUSA9 , local CBS affiliate, CBS, it is now.
According to the outlet, the new name is still to be announced. The principal of the school did not immediately respond when Fox News Digital asked for comment.
George Ceasar was one of the complainants. He said that the event’s gender-specific name is unfair and caused him, his wife and their son unnecessary pain.
Ceasar stated, “It’sn’t even me, it is my son.”
Ceasar said, “He gets questions about, if you attend the father-daughter dancing, ‘Well? Why are you here?’.” “But, if you go to the mother/son dance, it’s, ‘Why are your dads there?’”
Ceasar said, “He shouldn’t have to go through this.” Ceasar said, “No child should.”
Rachel Martin, another parent, attended the PTA meeting in order to demand a change. She has a child called Xander. The local outlet profiled Xander when the child was revealed as non-binary aged 10.
Martin reminded them of the importance words have when they read a written statement at the PTA meeting, before they voted.
According to the mother, the PTA’s attempt to change the name is not enough. However, it’s a good place for children to begin.
She encouraged anyone who doesn’t understand her position to “think from your heart,” and added, “You never really know who’s out here and who needs what words, and words are important.”