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LGBTQ Advocates Want Blood Donation Restriction Lifted for Gay and Bisexual Men

US Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona is among those pushing the FDA to remove restrictions and prohibitions preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

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‘Those Bulls Don’t Know It’s a Gay Rodeo’: Arizona Event Embraces LGBTQ+ Community

The recent Arizona Gay Rodeo at the Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds highlighted an event and a community determined to provide a safe space for anyone interested in participating in western activities.

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13 Bills That Could Affect Transgender Youth Winding Through Arizona Legislature

Advocates in Arizona are pushing back against a new wave of bills targeting transgender youth this session.

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Activists Have Worked to Strengthen LGBTQ Protections for Years. What’s Making Arizona Cities Finally Listen?

Arizona is one of 38 states that has not banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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‘Hip Historian’ Makes Impact on Arizona’s Transgender History

The end of Nicolai De Raylan’s life offers insight into the extremely tragic way transgender people were treated back in the early 1900s.

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GOP-Backed Bill Limiting LGBTQ Sex Ed—Dubbed Strictest in the Nation—Passes Arizona House

Democrats say the bill will harm LGBTQ children. It will now go to Gov. Doug Ducey. Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state’s sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in...

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Activists Win Yearslong Battle for Mesa Nondiscrimination Ordinance

“By passing this nondiscrimination policy tonight, you will make it possible for me … to come home and be a part of Mesa’s vibrant future.” Michael Soto, the executive director of Equality Arizona and a transgender man, said he didn’t feel he and his family could live the lives they wanted to in Mesa.  But...