Among the departments on the Dallas Independent School District’s website is a division called LGBTQ Youth. Through this department, the district promotes a wide range of resources to affirm the sexual identity of students.

The department sponsors a program called Out for Safe Schools, which provides teachers with intervention strategies for harassment or name-calling in schools. Once teachers and other faculty members complete the training, they are given badges signaling to LGBT students that the teacher is considered an “advocate.”

To assist with the Out for Safe Schools training, Dallas ISD works to help campuses across the district establish Gay Straight Alliances. The GSAs will serve as the network for each campus to assist with the training for teachers and other faculty members on the campuses.

Dallas ISD is also partnered with an organization called the Resource Center, an LGBTQ advocacy group located in North Texas. The group provides youths ages 12-18 with multiple services, including “Queer Sex Ed” and “Gender Identity Night.” The center’s website also promotes Q Chat Space, a controversial live chatroom for LGBTQ youths ages 13-19, and an organization called DFW Trans Kids and Families, which affirms the sexual preferences of children as young as 6 years old.

DISD’s LGBTQ Youth department also provides parents and students with clinics willing to provide “gender-affirming care” to vulnerable youths. The district also offers a “trans-competent healthcare checklist,” recommending that parents ask doctors if their clinics use software to ensure their child doesn’t get “misgendered.”

Brady Gray, president of Texas Family Project, said parents in the district should take action and demand DISD leadership shut down the “woke” departments. 

It is clear that the leadership of DISD is not concerned with the enrichment of the students with whom they are entrusted. We are constantly learning of new ways they seek to confuse and indoctrinate children. The hundreds of thousands of parents in DISD deserve better and should take action by attending school board meetings and demanding these departments be shut down and their employees removed.

Dallas ISD has not responded to a request for comment.

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.