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News from within the borders of Arizona and the fight for equality there. The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act. Arizona voters amended their state constitution to ban same-sex marriage in 2008, approving Proposition 102, which stated, "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state." Past and present challenges include hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples.

The two were sophomores at Independence High School in Glendale, Ariz.

February 12 2016 9:31 PM

Members of a group called "Queers for a World Without Polic" marched through Mesa, Ariz., Thursday in memory of 24-year-old Kayden Clarke, a trans man killed by police. 

February 12 2016 6:59 PM

The Transgender Treatment Team at Tucson's Southern Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System is now open and ready to serve transgender veterans.

December 17 2015 4:48 PM

Through its series of intimate portraits, 'Veme: Queering Phoenix' looks to challenge the claim that LGBT people of color don't exist.

November 23 2015 8:09 AM

A witness says a gunman made antigay remarks before firing into a restaurant, striking one woman.

August 24 2015 8:19 PM

A transgender woman in Tempe, Arizona, was kicked out of a bar, after being told by a bartender that they "don't serve your kind around here."

June 12 2015 6:33 PM

Nicoll Hernández-Polanco's experiences of sexual assault and solitary confinement are a prime example of how the immigration system mistreats trans women, say advocates.

May 04 2015 7:22 PM
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