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Texas 2022 Elections

LGBTQ Texans voting with marriage, worker protections and trans rights in mind

The Texas Tribune spoke with LGBTQ voters, the parents of queer youth and advocates from across the state about what’s at stake for them this November.

Thomas Smith, right, and his partner Kevin McCardle outside of the Polk County Courthouse building in Livingston on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Smith has voted for mostly Republican candidates his entire life but will now be voting for Democrats this election as issues like women’s rights and same sex marriage are being scrutinized.

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Trans rights

Adair Apple wears an early voting sticker and sits on the patio of her home in Corpus Christi, on Oct. 28, 2022.

Sea change

Charlie Apple,a trans activist who testified in front of the state legislature against the anti-trans sports bill in 2021, sits in his home in Denton, on Oct. 28, 2022.

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