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  • Levi Mikula

A Call for Transparency: Dallas Independent School District

The Dallas Independent School District continues to drag its feet in turning over documents relating to its partnership agreement with the Resource Center, a health and wellness service meant for “LGBTQ youth.” The Dallas Express filed an open records request against the school district, requesting that Dallas ISD release all agreements and documentation related to the Resource Center. Dallas ISD works closely with the health center that hosts the Nelson-Tebedo Sexual Health Clinic, which is known to provide referrals for sex alteration surgeries for minors. This request comes after a previous request filed by The Dallas Express in October 2023 for all documentation spanning August 1, 2022 to October 30, 2023 but were told that the request was “too broad” and needs to be narrowed down to name specific employees or departments. Even though the Dallas Express made the requested edits in November, Dallas ISD persists in delaying the release of the documents.

According to their website, the Resource Center “offers medical letters of support for people seeking our HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) services … For established counseling patients, we can also provide assessments and clearance letters for gender confirmation surgeries or legal services (e.g., name changes, gender-marker changes).” After this got exposed, the site was updated to specify that it is 18+. The Dallas Express exposed Dallas ISD in the past for planning to work with Healthy Futures of Texas (HFT), an organization which advocates against opt-in parental forms for sex education. The organization hosts an after-school course titled “Gender and Sexual Orientation” which covers “LGBTQ+ Bias and Its Effects.” On its webpage, you'll find topics such as "National Masturbation Month," a "Condom Game," "The Value of Gender-Affirming Care," and a "Crash Course in Gender and Gender Identity." Although Dallas ISD stated that the information "is only available by request from an adult" and restricted to parents and school employees, an investigation revealed that the document was openly shared by Dallas ISD, granting access to virtually anyone. The district also promoted two local transgender clinics as resources for “gender-affirming care” before being exposed by the Dallas Express

Another guide that the Dallas ISD previously posted on their news site was titled “The Hub” which was designed to be shared “with parents, staff and students alike,” Texas Scorecard reported. One of the authors of the guide was Devyn Box, a “queer, trans, and non-binary person” who thought it was their duty to provide children with reference letters to obtain gender-mutilation surgeries. One resource that “The Hub” promoted was a “Transgender Map,” which advised children on which body parts they could remove, as well as sharing information about doctors nationwide capable of performing such surgeries. The guide promoted the GENECIS Clinic at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, which provided “comprehensive, gender-affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse youth in a supportive and safe environment” and included treatments such as hormone therapy, puberty suppression and menstruation suppression, before being shut down due to the passage of Senate Bill 14. Senate Bill 14 went into effect in September and officially banned puberty-blocking drugs and sterilizing surgeries for anyone under 18. 

According to the Texas Scorecard, the document also included books meant for elementary school students, such as "When Aiden Became a Brother," "Julian is a Mermaid," "My Princess Boy," and "Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress," a story about a boy who wants to be a girl. For middle schoolers, the document promoted "Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen" and "Trans Mission: My Quest to Grow a Beard.” Gays Against Groomers demands transparency and accountability in our educational institutions. Any schools that are still promoting this agenda must be held accountable. The most important investment you can make is in your family. The people currently in charge and withholding this information are not working in our families’ best interests. And they need to be voted out.


Devyn Box Therapy. What would happen if you let yourself imagine what is possible?

Resource Center. Gender-affirming services so you can be you.

Texas Legislature Online History. (2023, September 1). Texas Senate Bill 14.

Texas Scorecard. (2024, January 8). Dallas Independent School District publicizes guide advising students on gender mutilation.

The Dallas Express. (2024, January 18). Texas children’s whistleblower slams DISD trans promotion.

The Dallas Express. (2023, November 2). DISD partners with transgender clinic.

The Dallas Express. (2023, December 14). DISD delays records request on trans clinic.

The Dallas Express. (2024, January 22). DISD delays requests into trans clinic partner.

The Dallas Express. (2023, September 29). Docs reveal details about DISD sex ed program.

The Dallas Express. (2024, January 8). Exclusive: DISD advises how to transition genders.

Transgender Map. (2024).


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