Despite claims by a district spokesperson that this document was only shared with adults, The Dallas Express found the guide was previously posted publicly, with the school system openly touting it.
“Check out our new LGBTQ+ resource guide, created by DallasISD Mental Health Services Clinicians, Devyn Box, Dianne Bippert, Dr. Poonam Dubal, and Mahoganie Gaston, Coordinator for DallasISD’s LGBTQ+ Support Services! @dallasschools,” Dallas ISD Mental Health Services posted on X in May 2021.
Aside from that, the district's YouTube channel features pro-LGBTQ and "Pride Month" videos.
Dallas ISD, also known as Dallas Public Schools, is one of the largest in the nation. It is the second-largest school district in all of Texas, as well as the fourteenth-largest in the United States, per its website. Dallas ISD boasts of the "Racial Equity" programs and initiatives it offers to students of the right skin color.
The district's “LGBTQ+ Resources for Dallas ISD & Surrounding Communities” guide was obtained by The Express via an open records request. Numerous "resources" are included in the 24-page document, much of it from pro-LGBTQ groups. It notably comes out in favor of "gender transition" for minors.
“It is critical that LGBTQ+ youth have access to affirming and inclusive care with medical providers,” the document states.
Recommended readings the district pushes for elementary school students include When Aidan Became a Brother, a tale of a girl who becomes a boy. Others include Julián Is a Mermaid, My Princess Boy, and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, which focus on cross-dressing. For high schoolers, titles included Trans Mission: My Quest to Grow a Beard and Trans Plus: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You.
The guide attempts to legitimize the concept of so-called "transgender youth," going as far as to lie about the ramifications of child mutilation, claiming that a "transition" will make a child less likely to commit suicide.
On the matter of using restrooms, Dallas ISD's document states: “Any student who feels uncomfortable sharing facilities with a transgender student should be allowed to use another more private facility like the bathroom in the nurse’s office, but a transgender student should never be forced to use alternative facilities to make other students comfortable.”
Another section of the document discusses "Social Transition" and references "chest binding," a process in which some women attempt to hide their breasts through the use of a compression garment. Medical experts have said this can lead to collapsed lungs, compressed ribs, and back problems, according to The Express.
It urges for the allowance of males to play in female sports, writing, “Even in states whose athletic associations do not have a written policy or rule on this topic, schools and districts should allow transgender students to compete on athletic teams based on gender identity.” It adds, “Unfortunately, schools often erroneously believe that a transgender student, particularly a transgender girl, will have a competitive advantage over the other players and therefore should not be allowed to compete on the team that matches their gender identity.”
The document argues against this notion of men having a physical advantage over women in sports, writing, “Concerns regarding competitive advantage are unfounded and often grounded in sex stereotypes about the differences and abilities of males versus females.”
The two Dallas-based "transgender clinics" provided by the document under the “Gender-affirming care” section are called the GENECIS clinic and Resource Center.
GENECIS was once giving minors "transgender hormones" but later was forced to close after the state of Texas passed a law banning the practice, according to The Express.
Robyn Harris, who serves as executive director of Dallas ISD’s communications team, refused to respond to the outlet's questions regarding whether Dallas ISD will change its promotion of "gender transitions" due to the new Texas law. She also would not answer The Express' repeated requests for comment about the district's move to publicize its pro-LGBTQ document.
The document notably discusses political and legal advocacy to promote this gender ideology, with sections on “Banning sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts,” “Opposing criminalizing gender affirmative care with minors,” “Opposing religious exemption bills” and “Supporting local universal restroom ordinances.”
The Post Millennial has reached out to Dallas ISD's Robyn Harris with a request for comment.
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