Gender

Maritza L. Félix and Valeria Fernández
Journalists Valeria Fernandez and Maritza Felix have covered immigration and immigrants in the region for many Spanish-language outlets. But in all of that reporting, they’ve seen something missing — especially for immigrant women. That’s why they’re combining forces to create a new podcast that launches May 10 called "Comadres Al Aire."
May. 10, 2021
Arizona State University report
Kids often experience adversity growing up. For some, it’s watching their parents go through a divorce. For others, that trauma can be experienced as child abuse or living with a parent battling addiction. Researchers know these Adverse Childhood Experiences can have lasting impacts. But a recent study shows there’s also a financial toll, impacting the entire community.
May. 3, 2021
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
Apr. 30, 2021
Women cheer the passing of law punishing "digital violence"
Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to approve a law that criminalizes the sharing of private sexual videos, images or audio without consent.
Apr. 30, 2021
desks in a classroom
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
Apr. 21, 2021
Alejandra Domínguez, one of the two first people to formally start the process, called the event "historic" for transgender Sonorans.
Apr. 20, 2021
Tucson Unified School District building
Senate Bill 1456 has recently passed through the Arizona Legislature, and is waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey’s approval. If signed into law, the bill would require state schools to get parents' permission for discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Apr. 17, 2021
Sonora feminicida
A group of women marched through the streets of the Sonora capital Hermosillo on Wednesday to protest what they call a patriarchal system that fails to protect victims from their aggressors.
Apr. 15, 2021
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
The Mesa City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance in March, becoming the seventh Arizona city to put one in place. But, the move was met with criticism from an advocacy group called United for Mesa, as well as the Center for Arizona Policy.
Apr. 3, 2021
Victoria Fuller
For some in the transgender community, adapting their voice to match their gender identity is a part of their transition.
Mar. 26, 2021
Couple hugging cuddling in kitchen
The debate over nature versus nurture has been played out on a number of subjects over the years, but new research from the University of Arizona brings the question to a more personal level: Affection. And the results appear to be different for women than men.
Jan. 5, 2021
Sonoran Gender Identity Reform
The measure's sponsor, Miroslava Luján López, said she was pleased that members of several parties beyond her own cast votes in favor.
Oct. 2, 2020
Sonoran Gender Identity Reform
A reform measure has been heard in committee, but after months of inaction has yet to be heard by the full state congress.
Sep. 10, 2020
Gavel
A lawsuit involving a pair of Arizona transgender teens has drawn national attention. The two — a 15-year-old known as D.H. and a 17-year-old going by John Doe — wanted to get male chest reconstruction surgery, but the state bans its Medicaid system, AHCCCS, from paying for it.
Aug. 11, 2020
Phoenix Pride 2018
On June 15, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling — one that says the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from employment discrimination.
Jun. 18, 2020
Todd Sanders
Republican state lawmakers have so far voted along party lines to advance a bill to ban transgender student athletes from competing in girls sports. But the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights group, has released an open letter from 40 major businesses, including Amazon, Google and Uber, opposing such measures.
Mar. 12, 2020
Woman athlete running track
State lawmakers voted along party lines last week to pass a ban on transgender students athletes from competing in girls sports. It’s a controversial bill that’s making national headlines.
Mar. 9, 2020
Arizona House of Representatives building
In a party-line vote, an Arizona House panel voted to ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports that don't match their biological sex.
Feb. 17, 2020
ICE agent badge
For the past few years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has faced heavy criticism from some for its policies and treatment of migrants. Some progressive politicians and activists have even called for abolishing the agency. And concerns have heightened because of how transgender detainees are being treated.
Feb. 11, 2020
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