The Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got complaints from some parents about its "Gender Bender Day," in which students from kindergarten to eighth grade were encouraged to dress like the opposite sex.
Milwaukee Public Schools said participation in the May 23 event was 100 percent voluntary, but it still bothered some parents who did not see the humor.
"I think it’s just teaching them the wrong lesson about gender. If you’re a boy, stay a boy. You shouldn’t have something like that at school," parent Sam Ward told Fox News 6.
Parent Deidri Hernandez told EAG News that the idea was “ridiculous” and “creepy." She predicted that having students dress as “transvestites” would distract from learning.
The events was changed to "Switch it Up Day," but some parents kept their kids home last Friday, apparently concerned that their offspring might turn into homosexuals..