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Another school board candidate connected to ECU's child sex-change clinic

by: Sloan Rachmuth

  • Pitt County Democrat school board candidate Kelly Weaver, who helps coordinate ECU’s Gay & Transgender training program for Pitt County schools, has seen massive financial support from Dr. Jesse R. Peel who spearheaded ECU’s new pediatric gender clinic

  • Weaver is one of two Democrat candidates for Pitt County school board who are working with ECU’s Safe Zone training and Pride Clinic

  • ECU’s Jesse R. Peel’s LGBTQ center, who conducts Safe Zone training for K-12 schools, has removed its Twitter account since our reporting on the program

Pitt County Democrat school board candidate Kelly Weaver, who helps coordinate ECU’s “Safe Zone” gay & transgender training program for Pitt County schools, received $1K from Dr. Jesse R. Peel in her bid for office. This is the largest donation Weaver has received so far for her campaign.

Dr. Peel is an HIV positive Atlanta, Georgia, psychiatrist, a pioneering LGBTQ activist, and decorated Navy Vietnam veteran. He and his mother are major donors to ECU and helped establish the EC Scholars program. In 2015, Peel donated $500K to create the university's LGBTQ center, which carries his name.

This March, Dr. Peel and ECU took to Twitter to fundraise for its new “Pride Clinic,” serving the "trans and non binary" youth in Eastern North Carolina.

The ECU newspaper followed up a month later with an interview with the clinic's lead doctor, who confirmed the clinic plans to provide "hormone therapy" to children seeking gender change. Cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers are not FDA approved for pediatric use and cause sterility, long-term psychiatric disturbances, brain swelling, vision loss, osteoporosis, and suicide.

Aside from promoting and fundraising for the child gender clinic, ECU's Jesse R. Peel center conducts Safe Zone trainings for Pitt County K-12 school staff. According to documents we received from ECU, Pitt County Democrat school board candidate Kelly Weaver was named as the “parent and community member contact” for the training that encourages teachers to talk about sexuality in the classroom, and to reduce "heterosexual privilege" in schools.

As part of the training, teachers are instructed to use gender pronouns with their students, which is the first step in changing a child's gender.

ECU Safe Zone Training

Kelly Weaver is a therapist at ECU's Center for Counseling and Student Development where one of her specialties is treating LGBTQ students. Her campaign confirms that she is a also volunteer at the Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center.

In ECU's Pride Clinic, children can receive assistance to change their gender and is certain cases, can do so without without the knowledge or consent of their parents. At a recent faculty convocation, Cierra Buckman, ECU's director of pediatric research, said:

For adolescents who are struggling with their gender identity having a safe space to talk through that before maybe they’re even ready to disclose to their parents hasn’t always been available. ECU has chosen to take a very visionary stance and become a home for that kind of care….

In her article in American Thinker, general surgeon Dr. Nancy Andersen made the following observation:

ECU will become a medical facility where primary care doctors insert themselves between a parent and child, potentially affirming a minor’s new gender identity without parental knowledge.

Given Kelly Weaver’s role in training teachers to discuss sexuality with children, and then indoctrinate them with radical “Queer theory” concepts behind parents backs, and her job at ECU where she is directly involved with medical activism - she presents a clear and present danger to the children and families of Pitt County.

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