According to a new report from The Dallas Express, the Dallas Independent School District has published a resource guide that advises children on how to change genders. 

Named the “LGBTQ+ Resources for Dallas ISD & Surrounding Communities,” the document recommends various “transgender” clinics, gives resources on how to socially, legally, and medically transition, and lists books for elementary students about gender-confused children.  

Robyn Harris, the executive director of Dallas ISD’s communications team, told The Dallas Express that the document is only available to adults who request it. She specified that the adults are to be parents or other school employees. However, upon further investigation, it was found that the document was shared with the public through the social media platform ‘X.’

Dallas ISD also shared the guide on its news site, “The Hub,” when talking about LGBT “pride month.” The newsletter said the resource guide “can be shared with parents, staff and students alike.”

One of the authors of the document, Devyn Box, is a self-proclaimed “queer, trans, and non-binary” person. Box’s services include providing children with reference letters to obtain gender-mutilation surgeries.

Among the resources outlined in the document are multiple sources about minors socially and physically mutilating their bodies to attempt to change their biological sex. 

One resource, called Transgender Map,  advises individuals on which body parts to modify including jaw and chin surgery, hip and thigh augmentation, and vaginoplasty—a bottom surgery done on biological men to create a false vagina. It also links to various doctors across the United States who will perform the mutilative surgeries. There have been risks associated with the vaginoplasty procedure including nerve damage, difficulty in urination, and blood clots that form in the deep veins after surgery. 

Another resource includes the Resource Center, which advocates for cross-sex hormone usage, provides a multitude of resources related to gender mutilation, and offers instruction on how to go about ‘affirming’ a child’s gender identity. Texas Scorecard has previously reported that Dallas ISD is partnered with the Resource Center through its Out for Safe Schools program. 

The document also highlights medical and health resources, giving students and parents options to facilitate their child’s sex change.

Another resource provided is the GENECIS Clinic at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. According to Dallas ISD, the clinic “provides comprehensive, gender-affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse youth in a supportive and safe environment. Treatments and services include hormone therapy, puberty suppression, menstruation suppression, social work support, and mental health services. They do not perform gender affirming surgery.” 

The clinic was shut down after Senate Bill 14 by State Sen. Donna Campbell (R–New Braunfels) went into effect on September 1 and banned puberty-blocking drugs and sterilizing surgeries for children under 18.

Furthermore, the document also provides a resource advising students on how to use a chest binder—a practice that biological females do to hide their breasts. However, the practice has been criticized by multiple medical experts. According to Medical News Today, chest binding can cause severe chest pain, scarring, overheating, shortness of breath, a buildup of fluid in the lungs, reduced exercise tolerance, difficulty speaking, damaged or broken ribs, back pain, and skin issues such as rashes and cuts.

The document also provides information on how to obtain a chest binder through an organization called “Point of Pride Chest Binders.” According to the website, shipping the binders is discrete and 100 percent free. 

Also listed in the document are related books, which are tailored to students in elementary school and portray gender confused children. Some of the books listed are “When Aiden Became a Brother,” the story of a girl pretending to be a boy, “Julian is a Mermaid,” “My Princess Boy,” and “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” which focuses on a biological boy who wants to dress like a girl. 

Other books are listed for both middle schoolers and high schoolers. Some of those titles include “Being Jazz: My life as a (Transgender) Teen,” “Zenobia,” and “Trans Mission: My Quest to Grow a Beard.”

This incident is not the first time Dallas ISD has been found pushing leftist ideology. Texas Scorecard has previously reported on Dallas ISD approving a woke sex-education curriculum with an organization that promotes cross-sex hormone usage to high schoolers. 

Texas Scorecard also exposed DISD’s website, which houses a department focused on LGBT youth and promotes a wide range of resources to affirm the claimed identities of gender-confused students.

Additionally, through an Open Records Request by The Dallas Express, it was revealed that Dallas ISD had more than 30,000 emails referencing gender identity and left-wing sex education advocacy groups. 

Texas Family Project President Brady Gray told Texas Scorecard, “Instead of focusing on teaching their students reading, writing, or mathematics, DISD uses their $1.9 billion dollar budget to indoctrinate children into an evil ideology.”

“Sexuality has no place in the classroom,” added Gray. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.