Gender

Cars on road
A new rideshare service based in Maricopa and Pinal counties has begun offering safe rides for women, by women.
Apr. 10, 2024
Arizona Capitol
The Republican controlled Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill to strictly classify individuals under Arizona law on the basis of biological sex.
Apr. 4, 2024
Person in suit talking
Democratic state Rep. Lorena Austin lashed out Monday at Republican state Rep. Lupe Diaz for using his prayer on the Arizona House floor for "weaponizing religion to condemn our constituents."
Apr. 2, 2024
U.S.passport
Prospective citizens can now choose female, male or X as their gender on the new version of the application for naturalization.
Apr. 1, 2024
If an adult on campus refers to a student by a pronoun that differs from what was assigned at birth, the bill states they would have to inform the parents within five days.
Mar. 28, 2024
Bathroom sign
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would ban public schools from allowing students to use a group shower that doesn’t align with their sex assigned at birth.
Mar. 27, 2024
Phoenix Pride 2018
A new, national survey shows that support for same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ protections have declined among Americans.
Mar. 19, 2024
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The death of a nonbinary high school student has been ruled a suicide by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office. Local advocate calls it "murder."
Mar. 19, 2024
Blonde Barbie doll in swimsuit in case
The Phoenix Art Museum received collections of Barbies from private collector David Porcello and Mattel for the “Barbie: A Cultural Icon” exhibition, which is open until July 7.
Mar. 13, 2024
Lily Shimbashi
Women have always played sports — and they’ve always broken barriers in the process. But Lily Shimbashi says this year, things are different.
Mar. 12, 2024
Michael Soto
Equality Arizona has for more than 30 years been a powerful voice for LGBTQ+ rights at the state Capitol. But then, last year — without any press coverage — Equality Arizona was gone.
Mar. 7, 2024
The recent death of a nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has some LGBTQ youth in Arizona and across the nation feeling afraid. That’s according to one local advocate.
Mar. 5, 2024
A gallon-size Ziploc bag containing toiletry items for unhoused people, including pads and tampons
Women who experience homelessness often struggle to access menstrual products. These women may be forced to use unhygienic items which can put them at risk of infection.
Feb. 27, 2024
Ken Bennett
Arizona Sen. Ken Bennett (R-Prescott) voted twice Monday in favor of policies critics say target the transgender community. Then, he cast a crucial third vote against those same policies.
Feb. 26, 2024
Several Republican members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation co-sponsored legislation that is receiving new scrutiny after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children.
Feb. 26, 2024
Arizona Capitol
Arizona lawmakers will be debating bills on some familiar topics this week — from elections to so-called "culture war" issues. This, as House and Senate committees start taking up measures from the opposite chamber after last week’s crossover week.
Feb. 26, 2024
The Arizona State Senate building
A bill that passed the Arizona Senate would set legal definitions for “male” and "female," as well as other gendered terms, like “mother” and “father."
Feb. 23, 2024
a pregnant person
A recent report from the state health department shows a notable uptick in maternal mortality in Arizona. Perinatal mental health conditions were the most common underlying cause of death.
Feb. 22, 2024
pregnant woman
The Show spoke with Sharita Gruberg with the National Partnership for Women and Families about a new bill by Arizona Democrats to create a paid family and medical leave system.
Feb. 20, 2024
Woman alone crying domestic violence
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Yet, female high school students in Arizona experience more sexual violence compared to their male peers. That’s according to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Feb. 17, 2024

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