Gender

an illustration of stevie nicks from the female force comic series
Stevie Nicks is the subject of a newly released comic book that's part of the "Female Force" series. The comic tells the story of how Nicks came to love music as a girl and always tried to stay true to her creativity and individuality.
Jul. 29, 2022
Planned Parenthood building
Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
Jul. 26, 2022
wedding rings
As Congress takes steps to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, the Navajo Nation may be moving toward legalizing it for the first time.
Jul. 26, 2022
Pregnant woman
Health care costs have been going up in recent years. And a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that is no different for pregnancy.
Jul. 25, 2022
wedding rings
Last week, the U.S. House approved legislation to protect same-sex marriage amid concerns the Supreme Court could overturn it. All four Arizona Republicans voted against the measure. One LGBTQ elder shared about her reaction.
Jul. 25, 2022
feminist sonora
This week, a feminist collective in Sonora announced that it’s working to ban people who have committed gender violence from holding political office in the state.
Jul. 22, 2022
kyle lukoff is the author of "Different Kinds of Fruit"
Kyle Lukoff is a former elementary school librarian and the author of several books, including “Call Me Max” and “Too Bright to See.” His new book is called “Different Kinds of Fruit.”
Jul. 22, 2022
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to 1901 will be enforced. There’s only one exception to the ban, and it’s only to save the life of the mother. What does that mean in 2022?
Jul. 20, 2022
tools in an operating room
An Arizona law signed in March by Gov. Doug Ducey limits access to gender-affirming health care. Such restrictions may be among the reasons half of transgender patients in the U.S. leave their home states for surgery.
Jul. 15, 2022
laptop
A new survey shows an increase in cyberbullying in Mexico, and women and girls were the most impacted by those online attacks.
Jul. 14, 2022
Tempe City Hall
Tempe says its newly sworn-in City Council is the most diverse in Maricopa County and possibly the Southwest.
Jul. 12, 2022
doctor file art
A federal judge will decide whether a provision in a 2021 law could be used to make bring criminal charges against doctors who perform otherwise-legal abortions, including those to save the life of the mother.
Jul. 11, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
Shasta McManus, treasurer of Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom, told Capitol Media Services her organization will not be turning in the petitions for a ballot measure it has been gathering since May. She said they were able to get only about 176,000 ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Jul. 7, 2022
traveler with a suitcase
California is restricting state-funded travel to Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey signed what he called “common sense” legislation. But in a news release California Attorney General Rob Bonta called it discriminatory.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 7, 2022
Anna Darian
Wednesday marks the deadline for abortion rights organizers to finish collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to enshrine reproductive rights into the Arizona Constitution.
More Arizona abortion news
Jul. 6, 2022
Here for those who aren't
This week, Sonoran officials held a press conference to highlight their achievements in addressing gender violence — including what they say is a high rate of convictions in femicide cases. But many don’t think that’s enough.
Jul. 1, 2022
a kid in a school lunch line
The U.S. Department of Agriculture told local operators in May to change how they process complaints and to lay out their policies for combating LGBTQ discrimination.
Jul. 1, 2022
After Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said a law that bans almost all abortions in the state is enforceable, some doctors denounced his interpretation.
Jul. 1, 2022
Sonora feminicida
Femicide has been recognized and punished as a crime in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, for nearly a decade. But some advocates worry legislative efforts to reform the penal code could make it less effective.
Jun. 30, 2022
pamela stewart
The last day of June also marks the last day of Pride Month. And among all of the events and celebrations, there’s also a continuing conversation about diversity and inclusion within the LGBTQ community.
Jun. 30, 2022

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