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WARNING: This report contains disturbing content of a sexual nature.

OTTAWA, December 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic school board in Ontario allows children to access in its library a sexually explicit pro-transgender book that includes an author’s description of how he stimulated sexual organs of “guys in my neighborhood” with his mouth as a six-year-old boy.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out (2014) by Susan Kuklik is on the shelf at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) Mother Teresa and St. Joseph’s high schools, and is available electronically to all secondary school students.

And because fourteen of OCSB’s 15 high schools include Grades 7 and 8, that means students as young as 12 can access the book that positively recounts six teens “transitioning.”

It’s is also on the shelf at secondary schools Mary Ward in the Toronto Catholic school board; Resurrection in the Waterloo Catholic school board, and at Bishop Macdonell, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. James in the Wellington Catholic school board, all of which schools run from Grades 9 to 12.


Beyond Magenta is described on the OCSB library data base as a “2015 Stonewall Honor Book” and a “groundbreaking work of LGBT literature [that] takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.”

But that’s not how Canadian Catholic Intelligence blog, which raised the alarm that book is available in the OCSB as an electronic resource, describes Beyond Magenta.

The CIA blog references a press release from Binary Australia, which denounced the book in August as “disturbing” and “unfit for children.”

An advocacy group that affirms “gender is binary” and “exists to challenge the aggressive agenda to de-gender our society,” Binary Australia blasted local libraries in Australia for promoting the book in the youth section.

Beyond Magenta “contains explicit language, violent acts, and graphic descriptions of oral sex carried out by children as young as six-years-old. Written mostly in first-person, transgender people share their journeys without mentioning the illegal nature of their activities or the consequences of certain behaviours,” it noted in a press release.

The release included excerpts from the book:

From six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighborhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them. I liked it. I used to love oral. And I touched their you-know-whats. We were really young but that’s what we did.

“The account goes on to describe pedophiles masturbating. The author does not qualify that the acts were harmful or illegal,” the Binary release stated.

“Descriptions of violent behaviour include pushing over a pregnant teacher. The author writes, ‘I know it was wrong but….’ – as if their anger were a justification for their actions,” it noted.

“These stories are being promoted to young people who may not have the capacity to judge whether this is good or bad behaviour. And despite the illicit nature of their accounts, each concludes by celebrating their transition,” Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith said in the release. 

“Such material has no place in tax-payer funded libraries and should certainly never be promoted to children.” 

That’s echoed on the CIA blog.

“Should taxpayers pay for books like this at the OCSB?” it questions.

“Of course the ‘Freedom to Read’ folks will call it censorship. It is NOT censorship to say that taxpayers should not pay for these books for schools. It is NOT censorship to say that school libraries should not have them. Adults can buy these books at Indigo, although I would not recommend books that normalize pedophilia,” the CIA blogger observes.

“Why are these books in schools? Is it to normalize pedophilia? Is it to help groom kids for pedophilic teachers?”

That question caught the attention of National Post columnist Barbara Kay, who tweeted it out Wednesday with the comment: “This is our culture now.”

LifeSiteNews contacted OCSB communications manager Sharlene Hunter for comment, but did not hear back by deadline.

To respectfully express your views, contact:

Mark D. Mullan, OCSB Chairperson
Zone 8 – Ward 10 Gloucester Southgate, 
Ward 18 Alta Vista
Phone: 613-841-4836
Fax: 613-841-8693
Email: [email protected]

Sandra Moore, Vice-Chairperson
Zone 2 – Ward 4 Kanata North, 
Ward 23 Kanata South
Phone: 613-271-8452
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Spencer Warren 
Trustee in charge of St. Joseph and Mother Teresa 
Zone 4 – Ward 3 Barrhaven, 
Ward 22 Gloucester South Nepean
Phone: 613-692-5949
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Other OCSB trustees:
John Curry
Zone 1 – Ward 5 West Carleton-March, 
Ward 6 Stittsville-Kanata West, 
Ward 20 Osgoode, 
Ward 21 Rideau-Goulbourn
Phone: 613-831-2028
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Brian Coburn
Zone 3 – Ward 1 Orléans, 
Ward 19 Cumberland
Phone: 613-355-7166
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Joanne MacEwan
Zone 5 – Ward 2 Innes, 
Ward 11 Beacon Hill-Cyrville
Phone: 613-842-0166
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Glen Armstrong
Zone 6 – Ward 8 College, 
Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale
Phone: 613-978-2556
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected] 

Shelley Lawrence, RSCJ
Zone 9 – Ward 16 River, 
Ward 17 Capital
Phone: 613-978-2644
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Wittet
Zone 7 – Ward 7 Bay, 
Ward 15 Kitchissippi
Phone: 613-721-2376
Email: [email protected]

Cindy Simpson
Zone 10 – Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier, 
Ward 13 Rideau Rockcliffe, 
Ward 14 Somerset
Phone: 613-878-0237
Fax: 613-228-4158
Email: [email protected]