Gender

For LGBTQ youth, finding a place where they can hangout and safely just be themselves is hugely important. A space in downtown Phoenix is designed with this population in mind.
Apr. 6, 2022
Lower Buckeye Jail
Maricopa County’s Adult Probation Department has launched an initiative aimed at supporting women who are on probation and have experienced trauma.
Apr. 4, 2022
my body my choice artwork
The traveling exhibition "My Body, My Truth" spotlights women and other minority groups having control over their own bodies. Mary Anna Pomonis is one of the artists who started this collective. The Show spoke with her to learn more about it.
Apr. 1, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this week signed a bill to outlaw abortions in the state after 15 weeks gestation, except in some medical emergencies. But the law hinges on a pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar. 31, 2022
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda.
Critics warn new law threatens thousands of voter registrations
Mar. 30, 2022
Navajo Nation
The Legislature of the Navajo Nation heard a bill this week that would repeal a portion of a 2005 law that prohibits same sex marriage. But the legislation proposes that the method for a traditional Navajo wedding ceremony involving a man and a woman would remain unchanged.
Mar. 25, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
Republicans at the state House voted twice on Thursday to limit the rights of transgender youths. Without a single Democrat in support, GOP legislators said that anyone who is born a male cannot participate in sports for females, regardless of whether she has fully transitioned.
Mar. 24, 2022
Rusty Bowers
Backed by Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a bill to protect gay and transgender Arizonans from discrimination was given a hearing, but not a vote.
Mar. 21, 2022
lighting candles
The attorney general in neighboring Sonora is touting her office’s record on femicide prosecutions. She says that in the vast majority of femicide cases in recent years, someone was ultimately found guilty and sentenced.
Mar. 11, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
Another Mexican state moved to decriminalize abortion this week. But in neighboring Sonora, laws penalizing the procedure remain on the books.
Mar. 10, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
A bill requiring Arizona high school student-athletes to compete on sports teams that match their sex assigned at birth rather than their gender identity has passed the state Senate.
Mar. 8, 2022
Robin Wayland
What do a KJZZ reporter, the former Phoenix poet laureate, a Valley haiku poet with a new haiku trilogy and the winner of this year’s Haiku Writing Contest have in common? They all shine on KJZZ’s “Word.” It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region, hosted by Tom Maxedon.
Feb. 27, 2022
fists held high
It’s been six months since Sonora committed to taking emergency action to combat gender-based violence in some of the states hardest hit areas. This week, the governor finally proposed a budget for those measures.
Feb. 18, 2022
steve may
For years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has supported the LGBTQ community. But that's not how it always has been, as former Arizona state Rep. Steve May recalls from personal experience.
Feb. 17, 2022
best friends heart necklace
Ever since "Parks and Recreation’s" Leslie Knope invented Galentine's Day, women have been celebrating friendship along with romance. But there’s a more serious side to the friend game, and as with everything, it seems, the pandemic has made an impact.
Feb. 14, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
Last year, a member of a Sonoran group dedicated to searching for the missing was murdered. Now officials say they have detained a suspect in her killing.
Feb. 10, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
A bill that would’ve outlawed gender-affirming surgery for transgender minors failed to pass out of the Senate Health Committee.
Feb. 10, 2022
Arizona Capitol building
A bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers that includes the Republican House speaker announced Monday they were introducing legislation that would for the first time protect gay and transgender people from discrimination by businesses, landlords and employers.
Feb. 8, 2022
Arizona House of Representatives building
The state House of Representatives Committee on Government and Elections passed a measure that would require state forms to only provide male or female to indicate a person’s sex.
Feb. 7, 2022
Sentinel Peak in Tucson
Paula Balafas is the University of Arizona’s newest police chief and the first woman to hold that position in the university’s history.
Feb. 7, 2022

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