Parents of Lockhart High School students were outraged to find out that gender ideology was snuck into the health curriculum without their consent. In a video circulating amongst the community Facebook group, a teacher can be heard instructing the students on the definition of transgenderism. “Transgender is when the doctor decided you are a certain gender based on what they assumed your outsides look like, and then later it turned out that it wasn’t true,” the teacher said.
The class was taught as part of what was supposed to be a lesson on healthy relationships. According to Texas Senate Bill 9, Lockhart High School, located in Austin, Texas, is required to provide instruction relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking. However, this class covered far more than just that. With guidance from the School Health Advisory Council, Lockhart ISD partnered with the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) to teach the class. HCWC is an organization that purports to offer community education throughout Hays and Caldwell Counties on topics relating to sexual abuse and violence. But a deeper look into the organization shows a hidden agenda.