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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas Republicans have filed dozens of bills affecting LGBTQ people. Here’s what they’d do.

Texas lawmakers this year will debate whether to block transgender kids’ access to transition-related health care, classify businesses that host drag shows as sexually oriented establishments and limit public school lessons on sexuality and gender identity.

Members of Austin's LGBT community gather on the steps of the capitol to celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots on June 28, 2017.

Blocking trans kids’ access to certain kinds of transition-related health care

People gather for the Trans Kids Call for HELP! rally in front of the Governor's Mansion in Austin on March 13, 2022.

Limiting when children can see drag performances

Drag queen Casady Milan performs at Long Play Lounge in East Austin on June 12, 2021.

Restricting the college sports teams that transgender student athletes can join

The Texas Longhorns face the Iowa State Cyclones on March 12, 2022, at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Limiting classroom lessons about LGBTQ people

Kids hold flags and wear heart stickers and beads at the AISD "Pride Out!" Party in the Park event at Eastside Early College High School in Austin on Saturday, Mar. 26, 2022.

Expanding anti-discrimination protections

A parade float passes the Capitol building during the 2022 Austin Pride Parade.

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