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A look back

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Dallas Voice recaps the top stories of 2022, from the midterm elections to the war on drag What a year: 2022 began with a law targeting transgender youth in sports going into effect, and it ends with the astounding news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tried to get the Department of Public Safety to compile for him a list of people who had changed the gender markers on their Texas driver’s licenses and state IDs.

Between then and now, we saw Gov. Abbott try to criminalize health care for trans youth; mPox replaced COVID as the epidemic to watch out for, the “red wave” fizzled thanks in part to “blue” outrage over the demise of Roe v.

Wade, Pride returned to Dallas times two, the right wing waged war on drag, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric led to a deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs bar.

Pride in Dallas Grand Marshal Kirk Myers The North Texas LGBTQ community lost long-time community leaders in 2022, and we saw new leaders step up.

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