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Auburn middle school teacher uses podcast to discuss and coach children’s sexuality

Update 4:21 p.m. — McCollough has resigned from Auburn City Schools.

A middle school teacher in Alabama who frequently performs at drag shows is under scrutiny after broadcasting his mission to educate students about gender and sexuality. The report was originally posted on X by Libs of TikTok:

Seth McCollough, a teacher at Drake Middle School in Auburn, said on a recent podcast that he wants kids to ask him questions about gender and sex that they can’t ask their parents.

“So the only thing that I’m ever really worried about if the wrong parent finds out and the wrong parent makes a big enough stink, that I probably won’t have a job anymore,” McCollough said on his “Bleau Dreams” podcast.

McCollough said he’s not able to answer certain questions at school so he asks kids listening to his podcast to submit questions to his email.

“But why this podcast? If you can help the youth why not do it at school? Well, you see, I have students ask me all the time,” he said. “How did you know you were gay? And I feel like I can’t have those conversations at school because my hands are tied. But here, I can help whoever with whatever advice they need.”

He also advised students to “cut the toxic people out,” including parents, of their lives.

“Auburn City Schools does not comment on matters related to personnel,” the district said in a statement to Yellowhammer News, deferring instead to an attorney representing the ACS Board of Education.

McCollough’s teacher listing page on the district’s website was removed by midday on Wednesday. Prior to its removal, the Auburn City Schools website indicated McCollough teaches “Music Exploratory” at Drake Middle School.

Although no Alabama elected officials have yet spoken about the situation, U.S. Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas) referred to it as a “major issue” and called for action from the state’s top lawmakers:

McCullough also spoke out against legislation that would require teachers and school administrators to inform parents if a student comes out as transgender.

“There’s a proposed legislation to require teachers to out trans students to the parents,” he says, “and I’ll be the first one to tell you that they can eat my s**t on that bill, because I would never out one of my students.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on X @Yaffee

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