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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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.

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

Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant law was signed into law on April 23, 2010 and ought to be a warning about legalized discrimination.

April 24 2015 9:10 AM

While Monica Jones and her supporters are celebrating the end of her legal battle, they say the decision has allowed Phoenix to avoid a constitutional challenge to its vague 'manifesting prostitution' laws.

February 27 2015 1:42 PM

As Monica Jones and her supporters celebrate this victory, the prominent activist says work still remains to vacate her charges and remove unfair laws from the books entirely.

January 27 2015 6:24 PM

Activists are rejoicing that the transgender asylum-seeker from Mexico, who was reportedly raped and placed in solitary confinement this past year, will be freed — but say there are many more who need help.

January 22 2015 1:25 PM

After being found guilty of 'manifesting prostitution,' advocate Monica Jones is pushing back against the law that she contends is unconstitutionally vague and targets trans women of color.

November 26 2014 1:31 PM

A same-sex couple in Phoenix has turned to the media after a wedding planning service declined to marry the two women, citing religious beliefs.

November 14 2014 12:09 PM