In January 2019, former Maryvale residents Sergio Aragon and Jesus Gutierrez began Gay Pride Apparel, a business that provides clothing and other items to members of the LGBTQ community. Now, their New York-based company will reach people across the United States and Puerto Rico thanks to a partnership with Walmart.
Apr. 23, 2023
National Poetry Month continues on this episode of Word, which also features crime fiction, a novel set in 1940s Harlem, plus a memoir from journalist and NPR's All Things Considered co-host Marie Louise Kelly.
Apr. 16, 2023
The state House tentatively passed a bill that would provide alternative restrooms and dressing areas to transgender students in schools.
Apr. 11, 2023
Rock climbing is still a relatively new — and largely male dominated — sport in Sonora, Mexico. But a newly formed group is working to make climbing more accessible to women.
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Apr. 5, 2023
Last year, former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would delay gender-affirming surgery until the age of 18. On April 1, that measure went into effect.
Apr. 4, 2023
On Monday afternoon, the Arizona House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that puts restrictions on the use of preferred pronouns in schools. SB 1001 prohibits teachers or other school employees from referring to a student by a pronoun that differs from their biological sex without parent permission.
Apr. 3, 2023
The House Education Committee passed a bill that would create alternative, single-person restrooms for transgender students. It would also ban those students from using restrooms that do not align with their sex at birth.
Mar. 29, 2023
The press secretary of Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has resigned after a controversial social media post made in the wake of a fatal shooting at a Tennessee school.
Mar. 29, 2023
"When I moved back here two years ago, I noticed that all the queer news that I used to go to as a kid was gone," said Joseph Darius Jaafari, a reporter with the Arizona Republic. In January, he founded LOOKOUT PHX, an online LGBTQ newsletter on Substack
Mar. 28, 2023
State lawmakers blocked a vote on whether Arizona should ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment. HCR 2030 would put Arizona on record to support a constitutional amendment that would say equal rights under the law shall not be denied on account of sex.
Mar. 23, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday forbade all state agencies under her control from discriminating against workers based on their hair texture and style. In signing the executive order on Friday, Hobbs said she wants to make sure that Black state employees as well as workers for companies that contract with the state "will be able to wear their natural hair without fear of discrimination."
Mar. 17, 2023
Unidas is the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s after-school program. Every semester, its southern Arizona cohort awards a grant to a nonprofit organization addressing an area of community concern.
Mar. 13, 2023
Across Mexico, marches on International Women's Day have become an annual tradition, demanding an end to the crisis of killings and disappearances of women and girls in the country. This year, the Hermosillo march also focused on inclusivity within feminist movements.
Mar. 8, 2023
Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Gress wants to expand a state law that provides a tax credit for children to also include the number of months a person is pregnant.
Mar. 2, 2023
While supporters of the bill say the move is a compromise, opponents say the bill further stigmatizes transgender people.
Mar. 1, 2023
Calcium phosphate, best known for making up bones and teeth, is the body’s most abundant mineral. In breast tissue, it can also offer early hints of abnormalities. But whether they’re benign or malignant has been hard to pin down — until now.
Feb. 23, 2023
An Arizona House committee this is scheduled to debate a bill on Wednesday that would get rid of the state sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products. The issue of period poverty has gained momentum in recent years, and Arizona-based nonprofit Go with the Flow has been at the forefront of those conversations.
Feb. 22, 2023
A bill from Republican Sen. Anthony Kern passed out of committee that would make drag shows fall under the definition of "adult cabaret performances," which is usually reserved for strip shows. And that’s just one of many similar bills being introduced nationwide. Dr. Lady J says while it may seem trivial to go after drag queens, people who know the history behind it are scared.
Feb. 20, 2023
With just one more week to secure committee hearings, Arizona legislators are keen to have their bills heard. LGBTQ advocates have spoken out on a flurry of bills. Two of those measures are at the center of the conversation now.
Feb. 13, 2023
Jessica Grose has a new book out that dives unflinchingly into the roots of what she calls the unsustainability of American motherhood. The book is aptly titled "Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood."
Feb. 7, 2023