State Reps. Jessica Gonzalez, in the black jacket, and Julie Johnson, in the red jacket, are two members of the LGBTQ Caucus from DFW who will be fighting anti-LGBTQ bills in the 2023 Texas Legislature A record number of openly LGBTQ lawmakers are headed to Austin for the 2023 legislative session, but at least 33 bills attacking the community have been pre filed, with more expected when the session starts DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com The Texas Legislature opens its new session Tuesday, Jan.
10, with a record number of out LGBTQ members of the House of Representatives and a record number of pre-filed bills attacking the LGBTQ community.
Mary Gonzalez Returning for her sixth term is Rep. Mary Gonzalez. Reps. Julie Johnson, Jessica Gonzalez, both from Dallas, and Erin Zwiener will be sworn in for their third terms, and Rep.
Ann Johnson returns for her second. Rep. Jolanda Jones, who won the special election last May to replace retiring LGBTQ ally Rep.