Stories tagged: "LGBTQ+"


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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 Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state’s sex education laws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...

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For Trans Patients, Medical Care Is a Battle Against Discrimination, Mistreatment

One in three transgender patients have reported having a negative experience with healthcare providers.

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Phoenix Gets Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for 8th Year in a Row

HRC has given Phoenix a perfect score since 2012 when the city made it unlawful to discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.