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"My Last Innocent Year" book cover and headshot of Daisy Alpert Florin.
The Show spoke with author, Daisy Alpert Florin, on the shades of gray in many #MeToo moments that she delves into in her new book.
May. 25, 2023
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne holds a press conference on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has submitted new legal filings in an effort to keep transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams that differ from their gender assigned at birth.
May. 24, 2023
Prosecutors withdraw case
On Saturday, the prosecutor's office announced that it's withdrawing its case against 23-year-old Roxana Ruiz after determining that she acted in self defense when she used a T-shirt to strangle a man as he attacked and raped her in 2021.
May. 22, 2023
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs into law a bipartisan budget
Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would have restricted the use of preferred pronouns in schools. As of Monday, Hobbs has issued a total of 95 vetoes this session.
May. 22, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
State lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to a bill that would forbid teachers from calling students by a pronoun that does not match their biological sex.
May. 16, 2023
Trujillo family
Daniel Trujillo is a 15-year-old boy living with his parents in Tucson. He goes to public school, plays guitar, says he's "really, really into Radiohead.” On top of music, he also values his grades, but each school year, when the Arizona legislative session starts, his grades take a hit.
May. 15, 2023
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As Hermosillo’s feminist collectives grow, so do certain tensions — including the question of who should be included. Some activists are pushing Sonora’s feminist movements to embrace transgender women and men and nonbinary people within their ranks.
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May. 4, 2023
Ben Toma
Top legislative Republicans have hired an out-of-state attorney to defend a 2022 Arizona law that forbids transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports.
May. 3, 2023
Uganda flag
LGBTQ activists are linking Family International Watch, a group located in Gilbert, to potential "anti-homosexuality" laws in Uganda.
May. 3, 2023
Dictionary definition of the word menopause.
Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes or sleep disturbances can negatively impact women in the workplace and cost billions in lost work time. That’s according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic.
Apr. 26, 2023
roller derby players on the bench
Roller derby is a fast-paced contact sport played on four-wheeled skates. To outsiders, it can seem to be a mostly women’s game, but derby itself is not so binary. While the country is in political turmoil over gender and sports, roller derby has had it figured out for a while.
Apr. 24, 2023
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
Arizona House of Representatives gallery
The state House tentatively passed a bill that would provide alternative restrooms and dressing areas to transgender students in schools.
Apr. 11, 2023
Paulina Rojas and Mariana Lopez
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
Person holding a transgender pride flag
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
Arizona House of Representatives gallery
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
Arizona House of Representatives building
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
Arizona governor's office
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
LOOKOUT PHX is an online newsletter
"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

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