The transgender high school teacher in Canada – who went viral for her prosthetic Z-cup breasts – could be asked to tone down her attire.
Kayla Lemieux, previously known as Kerry, wears extra-large breasts with artificial nipples under tight tops, along with flex shorts and a blonde wig. She teaches at Oakville Trafalgar High School, near Toronto in Ontario.
But she could soon be forced to stop wearing her controversial attire after the Halton District School Board directed staff to develop a ‘professional standards of dress’ policy during a meeting on January 3.
Students and parents have raised concerns about Lemieux’s attire, saying it ‘mocks women and the education experience’. Until now the board has supported her decision to dress that way, and in December it emerged students had been threatened with suspension if they took photos of her.
The Canadian transgender high school teacher Kayla Lemieux, previously known as Kerry, made headlines worldwide after photos and videos of her with prosthetic Z-cup breasts went viral. She could be asked to tone down her attire
‘Be it resolved that the Director [of Education Curtis Ennis] develop a professionalism policy which outlines the HDSB’s expectations of all staff members, including the requirement to maintain appropriate and professional standards of dress and decorum in the classroom,’ said the unanimous motion, according to the Toronto Sun.
The report is expected to be completed by next month, but until then Lemieux will be free to continue to dress as she’s been seen in several viral videos and pictures from inside the classroom, hallways, skydiving or walking with a cast boot on her foot after suffering an unknown injury.
While the instructor was seen teaching in several other HDSB schools in December, there was no sighting of the educator last week, when students returned after the Christmas holidays.
Calling for ‘appropriate’ and ‘professional’ wardrobe and ‘decorum’ is a departure from November when Sari Taha, the school board’s superintendent of human resources, warned ‘implementation of a formal staff dress code or grooming standards would likely expose the board to considerable liability.’
He said even if ‘a dress code is implemented for non-discriminatory reasons, it would likely be found to be discriminatory where it adversely affects an employee or group or employees on the basis of their code-protected grounds.’
In November, Lemieux was pictured skydiving with a male porn star named Voodoo, whose real name is Alexandre Boisvert
Voodoo said he was only focused on jumping out of the plane, and discussing his personal feelings about transgender people with Lemieux would be counterproductive to their safety
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce told the outlet in December that he had challenged the board to do something.
‘I think the bottom line and our position is that when kids are in front of staff, we expect them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism,’ Lecce said last month.
‘Many families in the community have expressed profound concern with the management of this issue, and so we reaffirm our expectation, with the school boards, as employers, that they act in the interest of children, and they listen to the voices and families of the kids themselves in various schools.’
While it appears that HDSB has acted, Ennis has cast doubt saying that the board has a commitment to human rights.
‘The HDSB’s commitment to human rights remains rooted in our core values and commitment to each and every student and staff who identifies as a member of an underserved and underrepresented group, and our approach is informed by opinions from leading employment law firms with human rights and equity advisors,’ said Ennis in last week’s meeting.
‘This commitment and approach will continue to be applied as the HDSB looks to fulfil this motion.’
A group of parents, students and other ‘concerned members’ of the Oakville community, known as Students First Ontario, said they are optimistic with the board’s ‘steps in the right direction.’
‘[We] hope the board is serious about introducing professional standards for staff that will serve to remedy the situation,’ the group said.
Lemieux has made headlines multiple times and began transitioning from male to female in 2021.
Students were allegedly threatened with suspension if they took pictures of Lemieux
Lemieux has made headlines multiple times and began transitioning from male to female in 2021
Students shared videos of Lemieux in other schools while she recovered from a foot injury, showing her walking with crutches
In December, David Menzies, a host with the right-wing Canadian news outlet Rebel Media, spoke about Lemieux being removed from a theater, in an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.
Menzies also discussed the incident in a November episode of his show. At the time he said of Lemieux’s presence at the dance recital: ‘This is so gross. This is so disturbing. This is so despicable.’
During the same episode, Menzies said that he brought a camera crew to Lemieux’s condo. He said that he witnessed Lemieux removing her breasts and wig while at home.
In October, Menzies attended a meeting of the Halton School District School Board, where Lemieux teaches at Oakville Trafalgar High School, as the character ‘Mammary Menzies’ equipped with extremely large prosthetic breasts.
Menzies brought with him a petition calling for the school board to be terminated over Lemieux’s continued employment. He was eventually removed from the meeting by a police officer.
Students have shared videos of Lemieux in other schools while she recovers from a foot injury, showing her walking with crutches and sitting beside a student who appeared to be vaping.
The district has now warned that students are not allowed to take pictures of anyone in school unless they get their permission – and could face suspension if they do.
Along with complaints over the alleged suspension warnings, parents claimed ‘Lemieux gets a personal escort [and] protection’ everywhere she goes after the district received a series of bomb threats.
In December, David Menzies, a host with the right wing Canadian news outlet Rebel Media, spoke about Lemieux being removed from a theater, in an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show
School board spokespwoman Heather Francey said at the time that the district cannot comment on Human Resources matters.
She added that students must obey the district’s ‘Responsible Use Procedures for Information and Communications Technology’ policy.
‘It is routine practice for students to obtain permission of any subject at any time (including other students, staff or any person) before capturing, using and transmitting images or video,’ she told the Sun.
‘This policy helps guide that standard courtesy across our board.’
In November, Lemieux was pictured skydiving with a male porn star named Voodoo, whose real name is Alexandre Boisvert.
Voodoo said that he was only focused on jumping out of the plane, and discussing his personal feelings about transgender people with Lemieux would be counterproductive to their safety.
He also stressed that Lemieux did not know who he was either. It’s not clear what the relationship is, if there is any, between Voodoo and Lemieux.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail at the time, Voodoo said: ‘I had no idea I was taking the controversial transgender school teacher until they showed up to the drop zone.
‘I’m not a fan of trans activism or Kayla’s behavior at the school but I’m a professional and I don’t discriminate.’
He added: ‘I’ll throw anyone out of a plane. Plus, I regarded taking a big 230-pound person with huge prosthetic beasts on a skydive as a challenge. Most instructors would not even take them strictly on their size alone.’
DailyMail has contacted HDSB for comment.