[Ed. – …and apparently save your life later. That’s the only conclusion you can rationally draw from this lunacy. Who cares what pronoun an emergency worker uses for you? If you’re being saved from a fire, it simply doesn’t matter, in any way whatsoever. Just recognize I’m human, dudes, and prioritize me accordingly. If you’re receiving emergency medical attention — well, life-threatening trauma has to be addressed by acknowledging physical reality, period. Your mental opinion about your birth sex is utterly irrelevant.]
Firefighters and medics will take their first “Trans 101” course on Tuesday, learning the correct way to interact with transgender people — and even getting a lesson in what LGTBQI actually stands for, a city official said.
(It stands for lesbian gay trans bisexual queer/questioning and intersex.)
The two-hour sensitivity training was launched in March by the city Commission for Human Rights after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order allowing people to use any public bathroom or locker room they identified with, regardless of their sexual anatomy.
The training at FDNY headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn will go over correct terminology and even how to ask for a person’s preferred pronoun.
“People need to learn to not be afraid to ask someone who is transitioning genders what their pronoun is,” said a Commission for Human Rights spokesman.