Stories tagged: "transgender"

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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.

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.

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The Supreme Court Ruling Didn’t Fix These LGBTQ Discrimination Loopholes

Despite the Supreme Court recently strengthening LGBTQ protections in the workplace, healthcare discrimination is still possible in Arizona.

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Bill Banning Trans Athletes From Women’s Sports Passes Arizona House

A bill banning transgender women from playing on school sports teams designated for female students passed the state House in a contentious vote Tuesday.

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The Fight To Kill a Bill That Targets Trans Athletes Is Far From Over

As a bill that would bar trans athletes from playing on women's and girls' sports teams gains momentum in the House, LGTBQ advocates continue to push back.

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Arizona Just Moved One Step Closer To Banning Trans Athletes From Women’s Teams

The House Rules Committee voted 5-3 to approve HB 2706. Committee members say they believe it is constitutional.