Despite the Texas Legislature passing legislation to ban gender mutilation procedures for children, a Walgreens in Dallas is continuing to secretly house a transgender clinic—making it easier for minors to receive cross-sex hormones.

The drugstore’s Kind Clinic—a clinic that practices gender mutilation for individuals as young as 16— has been housed in the Oak Lawn Walgreens since 2022.

Kind Clinic has other locations across Texas, including Austin and San Antonio locations.

Dallas Walgreens clinic administrator Michael Carrillo said the location of the clinic has helped take the attention off of what services the clinic offers.

“Really putting the clinic inside of a Walgreens, we felt really helped to take the attention off of the type of clinic that it is,” Carrillo told Fox 4 News.

The gender-destructive clinic is known to use an informed consent model, which means no mental health letter is required for someone to receive prescriptions for testosterone or estrogen.

“We give you the most current information we have about hormone replacement therapy, so you can make an informed choice about what to do with your own body,” the website reads. “After prescribing hormones we will assist with access if needed, as well as referrals for other services or qualified physicians.”

Out Youth—an organization that “serves” the “LGBTQ youth” in North Texas and aims to provide a “safe space” for gender-confused children—is listed as a partner on the clinic’s website. The LGBT organization also “hosts a variety of programs and services for youth and provides training and resources for parents, teachers, and community members.”

Kind Clinic also works with the  Austin Medical-Legal Partnership, which supports individuals with requests for changing their names and gender markers on legal documents.

Legislation that passed in the regular 88th Legislative Session protecting minors from gender mutilation procedures does not go into effect until September 1.

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.