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Aquinas responds to La Crosse news report of anti-LGBTQ+ education session

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The Aquinas Catholic Schools are responding to a recent La Crosse Tribune report on a meeting for teachers and administrators which was described as “Anti-LGBTQ+ education.”

Superintendent Thomas Reichenbacher says the report on a Friday presentation about transgender issues was inaccurate. The superintendent says there was not a “letter to instructors and staff” from the Diocese of La Crosse or the Aquinas Schools, saying that attendance for the program was mandatory.

The report says a letter was sent to staffers, saying that the program would reject the importance of gender-inclusive education in the local Catholic schools.

Reichenbacher says the program presenter called on the audience to listen to people experiencing transgender issues. He also says no person, especially a Catholic school teacher, “should condemn, demean, or otherwise bully anyone,” especially anyone dealing with transgender issues.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Nick

    March 15, 2022 at 7:02 am

    The expectation is with “mainstream media” they will never tell the story down the middle.
    Did not expect this from the Tribune.

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