SAN FRANCISCO: Parents Complain About Student Field Trip To The Castro

As you might expect, this story is all over the wingnut blogs this week.

While the majority of the second-grade parents were in support of the field trip, the school is under fire by a handful of parents* who questioned whether the Castro is an appropriate destination for 8-year-old boys. One parent in particular reached out to SFGate and expressed frustration, anxiety, and confusion around the field trip, as well as a complex array of sentiments ranging from disapproval of teachers who told students that the word gay means “happy,” to fears that the Castro community would be unwelcoming to children.