Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate the US Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage

The Respect for Marriage Act does not require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but it does require states that ban same-sex marriages to recognize these marriages as long as the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.

TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

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Attorney General Brnovich Sues to Stop Anti-Discrimination Policy From Taking Effect

The new directive requires any agency or program that receives funding from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service—such as public schools— to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Shops and restaurants line the main street in this once bustling mining town Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Bisbee, Ariz. When the city of Bisbee decided to remove fluoride from its water supply earlier this year, the vote was unanimous but there was no input from any public health entity, now public health officials say residents in the southern Arizona community should be aware they are more susceptible to cavities. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
6 Reasons to Add Bisbee to Your Summer Bucket List

This southern Arizona town has quickly become a must-visit destination thanks to its outdoor offerings, haunted history, and diverse and inclusive local events.

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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.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Maricopa County Reverses Policy on Anti-Gay Adoptions

The policy was put in place by former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery after a state law legalized gay marriage in 2015.