Across our nation school boards and teachers have come under attack. Meetings are disrupted and confrontations erupt about banning books. There is a common misperception that the mere mention of children/adults who do not fit the simple “boys are boys, girls are girls” categories will cause some children to become other than “straight.” This fear is unfounded. Gender expression, i.e., how one feels about one’s birth gender, is internal, not derived from external forces. The controversy is alive in Cecil County.