Fistgate II Teaches More Sexual Activity for
Photo: This kit for fisting that was
distributed by Planned Parenthood at Fistgate II can also be used for homosexual
Planned Parenthood Distributes Kits for Fisting;
By Ed Oliver
March 26, 2001
Fistgate II was held on Saturday in the same building
at Tufts University as last year with the same message about how to practice
More students attended this year. Out of approximately
650 attendees, about 400 of those were students.
Kits of plastic gloves intended for “fisting” or oral
sex were distributed at Planned Parenthood’s table in the lobby.
Public funds were used for the event with at least
two school buses being used to transport students, from Methuen High School
and Marblehead Public Schools. Adam Glick, Conference Coordinator, said
he did not know how the buses were paid for. Other children were transported
by public school teachers in private cars.
The private homosexual sponsor, GLSEN, is given state
funds for many purposes and does not publicly report on how the money is
Photo: This bus from the Methuen schools
and a van from the Marblehead schools were among the vehicles parked at Fistgate II.
There was a heightened sense of security with many
Tufts campus police being highly visible in order to stop parents from
seeing what occurred at the conference.
Although Tufts University was able to claim ignorance
about the event last year, they obviously became complicit this year when
they welcomed the conference back and provided the security muscle to keep
the strategy sessions and indoctrination of the children running smoothly.
The Boston Globe gave the official spin to the conference
in its Sunday edition under the headline, “Alert against threats to gay
teens.” The first paragraph repeated the canard about suicide and safety
in schools. The conference, said the Globe, was merely an attempt to overcome
Some Attempts at
Obviously, the conference was stung by last year’s
bad publicity and tried to avoid that this year. But it was only an attempt
at window dressing said one participant. Some of the differences were:
A ban on tape recorders and cameras with frequent reminders.
The press was not allowed to sit in on any of the workshops or interview
students. Assistant Coordinator Susan McCray and the Tufts campus
police removed this reporter from a workshop.
There were half as many information display tables there this year
with few children manning them.
The pages of the “Teach Out” program booklet this year lacked the
endorsement it had last year from Mass. Department of Education
Commissioner David P. Driscoll. Still, GLSEN tried to give the conference
the appearance of official sanction by including welcoming messages
from two homosexual legislators -- Congressman Barney Frank and
State Senator Cheryl Jacques.
The fallout from last year’s conference inspired one workshop this
year titled: “A Look At Last Year’s Setbacks In MA, What We have
Learned and How We Can Move Forward.”
This year’s final performance was substantially cleaned up. Gone
were the crude jokes and sexual innuendo. The play, which was about
“homophobia,” consisted entirely of professional adult actors rather
Security Was High
Conference Coordinators Adam Glick and McCray stated
that the press wasn’t allowed into the workshops when they and the campus
police forced this reporter to leave. When asked why, they said it makes
the participants uncomfortable. When asked what is was that would make
the participants uncomfortable, they did not answer.
At the start of the day when I reported to the press
registration desk, I was given a press kit and a sticker by a teenager
and told no cameras or recording equipment allowed. I was not even asked
to register. I wasn’t told the workshops were restricted. When I explained
this to Glick, I was told that even if I registered as the press, I could
only have access to the display tables, lunch, and the performance and
The description of the workshop about “Last Year’s
Setback” said in part, “Over the past year, one of the nation’s most successful
safe schools programs for GLBT youth has been beset by attacks from reactionary
forces both inside and outside the public education bureaucracy.” It continued
that “backsliding” is now evident in areas such as parent notification
policy, teacher certification standards, students rights regulations, and
HIV/AIDS parameters. The workshop aimed to explore strategic responses
to such “challenges.”
It is interesting to note that the presenters of this
particular workshop planned to mention Massachusetts News’ role in setting
back the gay agenda in the schools and they had issues of the paper on
hand in the classroom. It was this particular workshop that Mass News was
When asked if any of this was taxpayer funded. Glick
said no public funds were used for the event. He said it was paid for entirely
by donations and registration fees. There are many obvious questions about
the funding including Glick’s salary, but Glick would not answer them.
The student participants were obviously recruited through the public schools
and their teachers. The shroud of secrecy aroused suspicion.
Glick said no professional development points would
be awarded to teachers for attending because there weren’t enough hours.
However, GLSEN provided a yellow certificate of completion which says the
teacher participated in professional development activities for 6.0 hours.
and Clips Promote Sexual Activity
The keynote speaker in the morning was the executive
producer and head writer of the TV show “Dawson’s Creek,” Greg Berlanti.
Berlanti was obviously there to inspire the kids
as a young, successful gay role model. It soon became apparent during his
speech that his success hinged not on his talent, but because he pushed
to include homosexuality in his work, which was rewarded by those who control
the levers of popular culture.
The approximately 400 kids were treated to short
film clips of Berlanti’s “work.”
One clip showed two male baseball players flirting
on the ball field. Another showed two young men meeting at a dance. One
of the men said to the other, “You’re so out, so fun.” They then kissed
passionately. After that, they went off to dance together. Another clip
showed an emotional scene where a boy told his father he is homosexual.
The father would not accept it, and the scene ended with the father getting
thrown out of the house by the son as though the father had a problem.
Planned Parenthood Distributes
Kits for Fisting
March 26, 2001
Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts distributed
kits for fisting and oral sex. They contained a single plastic glove, a
package of K-Y lubricant and instructions on how to make a “dental dam”
out of the material.
The instructions explained how to cut up the glove
with scissors until all that remains is a rubber rectangle with the “thumb”
portion protruding from the middle. “Use the thumb space for your tongue,”
say the directions.
The label on the ziplocked package says, “protects
against STD’s,” and bears the Planned Parenthood logo and phone number.
GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
got into trouble last year for hosting a workshop that gave young teens
explicit how-to instructions on homosexual sex practices such as “fisting.”
The ensuing scandal was subsequently dubbed “Fistgate.”
Regarding “dental dams,” Dr. John Diggs, a specialist
in internal medicine who lectures about STDs, said that the kits create
a false sense of security. “I’ve written a brochure about this whole thing,”
he said. “The way I describe it is, I ask ‘How many people want to take
a bite of a sandwich without taking the wrapper off?’ ‘How many people
want to suck on balloons?’ Nobody does.”
Diggs said when you encourage kids to use such a barrier
by saying it is “safe,” then when it comes time for them to use it, they
find they don’t like it and throw it aside. Because they are already in
an aroused condition they continue on and increase the chances of spreading
STD’s orally like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, human hepaloma virus
and hepatitis B.
A further sampling of literature available to the
children included a brochure titled “Be Yourself,” published by the activist
group, PFLAG. It purported to answer questions for “gay, lesbian and bisexual
youth.” It states, “Most people have some attraction to the same sex during
their lives,” citing the discredited Dr. Alfred Kinsey as its source. It
also stated: “Being gay is as natural, normal and healthy as being straight.”
A pamphlet put out by the left-wing “Political Research
Associates,” titled “The ‘Ex’ Files, ” hysterically brands the ex-gay
movement, “A New Threat to Democracy and Diversity.” The brochure offers
information on how to “challenge” those who say they are psychologically
or spiritually healed of the homosexuality disorder, or who no longer choose
to practice homosexual sex.”
Several issues of a magazine called “Radical Teacher”
were also available at an information table. A small sign on the table
announced: “Coming May 2001, K-12 Radical Methods.”
A perusal of one particular gay-themed issue of “Radical
Teacher” revealed articles titled, “Strange Bedfellows. Thoughts on the
Bans Against Faculty-Student Sexual Relations and How They Can Hurt Us,”
and “Teaching Outside the Curriculum: Guerilla Sex Education and the Public
March 26, 2001
Some workshop titles at Fistgate II were:
“Addressing GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, BI-Sexual, Transgender) issues in
Pre-Schools, Daycare and Kindergartens: A Networking Summit and
a Chance to Share Experiences.”
“Gay Rights 101, Incorporating the Basics of the Gay Rights Movement
Into Your U.S. History Curriculum.”
“Gay Rights 101, Incorporating the basics of the Gay Rights Movement
Into Your World History Curriculum.”
“From Lesbos to Stonewall: Including the History of GLBT Individuals
in a HS or Middle School World History Curriculum.”
“Incorporating GLBT Inclusive Literature in the High School English
“Using the Arts to Express and Explore GLBT Issues In Your School.”
“Homophobia in School Athletics.”