Parents Want Gay Sex How-To Book Removed From Texas School District

Transgender author gives advice on how to use sex apps
By Darlene McCormick Sanchez
Darlene McCormick Sanchez
Darlene McCormick Sanchez
Darlene McCormick Sanchez reports for The Epoch Times from Texas. She writes on a variety of issues with a focus on Texas politics, election fraud, and the erosion of traditional values. Before writing for The Epoch Times, she worked as an investigative reporter and covered crime, courts, and government for newspapers in Texas, Florida, and Connecticut. Her work on The Sinful Messiah series, which exposed Branch Davidians leader David Koresh, was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting in the 1990s.
September 23, 2022 Updated: September 23, 2022

Parents in Katy, Texas, are pushing school libraries to remove books with sexual content, including one with step-by-step instructions on how to have gay sex and use sex apps to find partners.

The book was featured on The Katy Railway, an Instagram site fighting to remove sexualized content from schools in the highly-rated Katy ISD school district.

“This Book is Gay,” by transgender author James Dawson, appears in the library at Morton Ranch High School, according to the social media site. The author, who transitioned to female, now goes by Juno Dawson.

Katy ISD parents have objected to other books such as “Looking for Alaska” and “Flamer,” a graphic novel with explicit sex scenes. All three books have been part of a list contested by outraged parents around the country.

On the other side of the issue, liberal teacher unions and academics have taken the position that parents are trying to ban diverse books.

A self-proclaimed lesbian Marxist, Emily Drabinski, voted in as the American Library Association president this spring, wants to stop book bans on LGBT and race in libraries.

Katy resident Sarah Feigleson, education leader of the Fort Bend County Citizens Defending Freedom, told The Epoch Times that the entire system has failed parents and their children by allowing sexual content to become pervasive in schools.

Authors write explicit sexual books for 12- to 16-year-olds, which publishers willingly print, and schools readily adopt, she said.

“Once you see it, you can’t unsee this stuff,” Feigleson said. “This is a multilevel fail.”

School librarians who spoke at an August school board meetings have said they vet books coming into Katy ISD schools.

“Some of it [the content] is just so foul and disgusting you can’t believe it,” Feigleson said. “And here we have all these library coordinators saying, ‘Oh, we vet every single book’.”

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A woman with signs “Don’t MAGA our schools” and “Kooks ban books” at a rally outside the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) administration building in Ashburn, Va., on Sept. 13, 2022. (Terri Wu/The Epoch Times)

Another issue opposed by parents is allowing high school students to sit on committees to evaluate books with sexual content that some call pornographic. Feigleson said the Katy ISD board of trustees will vote on the issue on Sept. 25.

Feigleson pointed to her discovery of “This Book is Gay” in one high school library as an example of what parents face in the battle against the sexualization of children.

In the book, headings of Boy-on-Boy Sex and Girl-on-Girl Sex show sketches and include descriptions of what “feels nice.”

It guides inexperienced readers on how to upload photos to sex apps and “meet up” with other nearby gays.

Parent Terry Tauriello told The Epoch Times he has lived in Katy for 40 years and can’t believe what he’s seeing. His children attended Katy schools, and he now has a grandchild enrolled there.

“One of my main points is there should absolutely be no pornography,” Tauriello said. “They don’t need that.”

He believes sexual content is another facet of Critical Race Theory creeping into the schools that parents once trusted. When his children went to school, he said that skin color, race, and gender weren’t topics of focus at schools.

His opinion: If schools allow books with sexual content into libraries, the state should defund them.

“Now we’ve got to stand up and fight,” he said.” I would never have believed it in a million years.”

The Epoch Times reached out to Lance Redmond and Greg Schulte, vice president and president, respectively, of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, for comment, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

Darlene McCormick Sanchez reports for The Epoch Times from Texas. She writes on a variety of issues with a focus on Texas politics, election fraud, and the erosion of traditional values. Before writing for The Epoch Times, she worked as an investigative reporter and covered crime, courts, and government for newspapers in Texas, Florida, and Connecticut. Her work on The Sinful Messiah series, which exposed Branch Davidians leader David Koresh, was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting in the 1990s.