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The Respect for Marriage Act would codify into law protections for same-sex marriage and religious liberties. And one of its supporters is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nov. 29, 2022
the front and back of the anna may wong quarter
The U.S. Mint has released the fifth in its series of the American Women Quarters Program. It honors five trailblazing women each year between now and 2025. The most recent quarter features Anna May Wong.
Nov. 10, 2022
What do an Old West mystery/fantasy novel, a former transgender firefighter and NaNoWriMo have in common? Find out on this episode of KJZZ's Word. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Nov. 6, 2022
an ofrenda with colorful decorations, including artificial flower decorations and papel picado, with many photos on it
Cultura, familia y arte. Culture, family and art. Those are the key themes of "Modern Latina," a new art exhibition open at the Scottsdale Public Library.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
Nov. 1, 2022
Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country after U.S. troops withdrew and Taliban forces took control last year, including members of an all-women tactical unit of the Afghan military. Some are safe in Tempe now, safe, but also stuck in limbo.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Oct. 31, 2022
Phoenix Pride 2018
The number of LGBTQ voters in Arizona is projected to dramatically increase in the coming years, according to a new report. This shift is also happening nationally, and it could reshape the electoral landscape.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 28, 2022
Sonoran Gay Marriage
Seven years after Mexico’s Supreme Court said laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, couples can now legally marry in every state in the country.
Oct. 27, 2022
Phoenix pride crosswalk
A rainbow crosswalk in downtown Phoenix is looking brighter after the colors were refreshed ahead of this weekend’s block party.
Oct. 20, 2022
valena beety is author of 'manifesting justice'
Leigh Stubs and Tami Vance spent over a decade in prison before they were exonerated. Law professor and former prosecutor Valena Beety tells their story in her new book, "Manifesting Justice."
Oct. 19, 2022
Sonoran Gay Marriage
Mexican senators have passed a reform that will ban a practice known as conversion therapy and punish those who carry it out.
Oct. 12, 2022
Pregnant woman
Last week, the Arizona Court of Appeals temporarily blocked enforcement of a near-total ban on abortion. Despite this latest ruling, access to abortion care is still uncertain. What does this loss of bodily autonomy mean for women and feminine-presenting people?
Oct. 11, 2022
jody keisner is author of 'under my bed'
In Jody Keisner's new book, "Under My Bed and Other Essays," she delves deep into her own fears and those of all women.
Oct. 6, 2022
Methotrexate is a cheap, effective drug used to treat rheumatic conditions. It's also used in high doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion. Last month, Dr. Deborah Power's 14-year-old arthritis patient was refused the medicine at a pharmacy in Tucson.
Oct. 5, 2022
Legal, safe and free
On Sept. 28, activists in Sonora took to the streets to recognize International Safe Abortion Day, when, for decades, people across Latin America have protested to demand abortion rights.
Sep. 29, 2022
Kyrsten Sinema Yavapai County
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Sep. 29, 2022
wicked bodies performers on stage
Throughout time, choreographer Liz Lerman has written, women’s bodies were depicted as “lethal, poisonous, powerful and strange.” And thus, "Wicked Bodies" was born. "Wicked Bodies" will be performed Sept. 24 at ASU's Gammage auditorium.
Sep. 23, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
Gender identity and transitioning feature prominently in Arizona politics, from restricting youth access to gender-affirming care to adding LGBTQ+ status to city anti-discrimination ordinances. Studies show the heated rhetoric can hurt those most affected.
Sep. 19, 2022
Megan Baffoe
Although princesscore — an ultra-feminine style that embraces the color pink — seems potentially at odds with modern discussion of gender roles, Megan Baffoe finds it empowering.
Sep. 7, 2022
route 66 women cast
A documentary, "Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road," examines how women navigated segregation and gender discrimination to build lives for themselves along America's most famous highway.
Sep. 6, 2022
The Guttmacher Institute conducted interviews with publicly funded, family-planning health care providers. Their study found that restrictive state and federal policies had a negative impact on a person’s ability to access birth control.
Aug. 29, 2022

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