The Dallas Morning News

These parents didn’t embrace gender-affirming care. Texas investigated them

13 May 2022 - Lisa Selin Davis

Wary of their daughter’s emotional fragility, and appalled both at the lack of curiosity about anything else that could be at play, and the insistence that the parents affirm with no questions asked, the family never returned. The parents felt she needed real help for the source of her struggles, not a fad cure for depression and anxiety discovered on social media.

Less than a month later, after they’d informed the school and the doctor that they wouldn’t be allowing their daughter to socially or medically transition, a social worker from the Department of Family and Protective Services showed up at their door to tell them they were being investigated for abuse and neglect.


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