Texas State Agency Scrubs LGBTQ Resources From Website


The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) removed LGBTQ youth resources from its government-run site after Governor Greg Abbott was criticized by a primary opponent.

In August, Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines released a video on Twitter blasting the DFPS for allegedly “promoting transgender sexual policies to Texas youth” through a section titled “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation” on the Texas Youth Connection (TYC) website. Huffines is challenging Abbott in next year’s election.

“The website was temporarily disabled several weeks ago for a review of its content,” a DFPS spokesperson told Gay City News. “The review is ongoing.”

The Houston Chronicle reports that Huffines’ criticism sparked internal discussions about the page, resulting in the agency deleting the resources from the site.