Ensuring the Parents' Voice in Their
Children's Sexuality and Gender Development
OUR PETITION CONCERNS IN A “NUTSHELL”
Parental Consent Alberta (PCA), established in 2022, gives voice to mounting concern among Alberta parents over unprecedented, experimental, and harmful shifts in “parent-child-State" relationships.
In the domains of children’s sexuality and gender education/development, Gay-Straight Alliance law and student Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SOGI) governance have radically and detrimentally altered the rights, roles, responsibilities and powers of Alberta parents, their children, and the provincial government. Longstanding family freedoms and autonomy vis-à-vis the State have been fundamentally diminished.
In Alberta, parents, whether with confused/wavering, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer identifying children, no longer have the right/power to know who is influencing their children’s sexual/gender development, where and when this is happening, and what their children are being told and doing while at school and related to the “Gay-Straight Alliance Club - GSA-Network - LGBTQ Activist Chain.” The State (Alberta Education) asserts it alone knows what is in a child’s best interest, regardless of age, maturity, psychological or medical history, and her/his/hir/zir family values. School staff is empowered to deceive parents regarding their children’s SOGI status and GSA “Chain”membership.
Current Alberta governance:
empowers tens of thousands of cognitively/psychologically vulnerable youth, sexually wavering/ questioning/confused children, and/or gender dysphoric youth, with consent and association independence from their parents’ oversight that they are not mature enough to handle responsibly and safely on their own;
contradicts the UCP’s “Declaration of Principles and Commitments,” October 16, 2020, (click here for the list of non-effectual declarations or talking points); and
nullifies the utility of Education Act S.58.1 - Notice to Parent: “A board shall provide notice to a parent of a student who will receive instruction dealing with human sexuality (paraphrased),” (for full S.58.1 text click here).
Through means of public education, Legislative Assembly petition, and networking with governing politicians, supportive agencies and associations, PCA intends to achieve the following goals:
Establish a safe, clear, and legal parental consent requirement, standard or boundary (ages 5 to 15) defining parental approval needs in the areas of SOGI self-identity and GSA membership.
Restore the traditional, time-tested balance and rationality to “parent-child-State” relationships, i.e. rights, roles, responsibilities and powers.
Protect the “Nuclear Family” from eroding autonomy vis-à-vis the State.
Oblige otherwise avoidant politicians to remedy and clarify a list of governance grievances and ambiguities (for details click here), impacting the sexuality and gender development of Alberta youth.
Ensure public space and tolerance for social conservative and heteronormative beliefs and values.
The following petition request is not a panacea for resolving all concerns with human sexuality and gender development governance in Alberta; however, it is a minimum clear and efficient first step towards remedy:
To the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in Legislature Assembled:
We, the undersigned residents of Alberta, petition the Legislative Assembly to urge the Government of Alberta to introduce legislation that requires children ages 5 to 15 to obtain parental consent before they become a member of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) or provide a sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) self-identification to their school.
FRIENDS OF PCA
Agencies assisting in spreading PCA information and passing along the petition opportunity include: