Gender

Kyrsten Sinema Yavapai County
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Sep. 29, 2022
wicked bodies performers on stage
Throughout time, choreographer Liz Lerman has written, women’s bodies were depicted as “lethal, poisonous, powerful and strange.” And thus, "Wicked Bodies" was born. "Wicked Bodies" will be performed Sept. 24 at ASU's Gammage auditorium.
Sep. 23, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
Gender identity and transitioning feature prominently in Arizona politics, from restricting youth access to gender-affirming care to adding LGBTQ+ status to city anti-discrimination ordinances. Studies show the heated rhetoric can hurt those most affected.
Sep. 19, 2022
Megan Baffoe
Although princesscore — an ultra-feminine style that embraces the color pink — seems potentially at odds with modern discussion of gender roles, Megan Baffoe finds it empowering.
Sep. 7, 2022
route 66 women cast
A documentary, "Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road," examines how women navigated segregation and gender discrimination to build lives for themselves along America's most famous highway.
Sep. 6, 2022
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The Guttmacher Institute conducted interviews with publicly funded, family-planning health care providers. Their study found that restrictive state and federal policies had a negative impact on a person’s ability to access birth control.
Aug. 29, 2022
casey simon
When monkeypox first emerged as a health concern, much of the focus was on the LGBTQ community. But as it becomes clearer that susceptibility to the virus isn't based on sexual behavior, the narrative is changing.
Aug. 18, 2022
facebook twitter phone apps
A new report looks at the growing number of anti-LGBTQ social media posts in recent months. Much of this homophobic rhetoric is coming from politicians across the country.
Aug. 17, 2022
Aging hands
Finding a long term-care community welcoming to LGBTQ -elders can be difficult. It’s why the Human Rights Campaign is asking communities across the country to participate in the Long-Term Care Equality Index, which will launch at the end of the month.
Aug. 15, 2022
Brittney Griner Bring Them Home mural Washington
The fallout of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia has been followed by millions around the globe. But for Black, queer women and nonbinary people, it hits especially hard.
Aug. 15, 2022
Erika L Sanchez Crying in the Bathroom memoir
Erika L. Sánchez's first young adult novel is currently being made into a film. Now she's out with her debut memoir, "Crying in the Bathroom."
Aug. 9, 2022
an illustration of stevie nicks from the female force comic series
Stevie Nicks is the subject of a newly released comic book that's part of the "Female Force" series. The comic tells the story of how Nicks came to love music as a girl and always tried to stay true to her creativity and individuality.
Jul. 29, 2022
Planned Parenthood building
Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
Jul. 26, 2022
wedding rings
As Congress takes steps to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, the Navajo Nation may be moving toward legalizing it for the first time.
Jul. 26, 2022
Pregnant woman
Health care costs have been going up in recent years. And a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that is no different for pregnancy.
Jul. 25, 2022
wedding rings
Last week, the U.S. House approved legislation to protect same-sex marriage amid concerns the Supreme Court could overturn it. All four Arizona Republicans voted against the measure. One LGBTQ elder shared about her reaction.
Jul. 25, 2022
feminist sonora
This week, a feminist collective in Sonora announced that it’s working to ban people who have committed gender violence from holding political office in the state.
Jul. 22, 2022
kyle lukoff is the author of "Different Kinds of Fruit"
Kyle Lukoff is a former elementary school librarian and the author of several books, including “Call Me Max” and “Too Bright to See.” His new book is called “Different Kinds of Fruit.”
Jul. 22, 2022
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to 1901 will be enforced. There’s only one exception to the ban, and it’s only to save the life of the mother. What does that mean in 2022?
Jul. 20, 2022
tools in an operating room
An Arizona law signed in March by Gov. Doug Ducey limits access to gender-affirming health care. Such restrictions may be among the reasons half of transgender patients in the U.S. leave their home states for surgery.
Jul. 15, 2022

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