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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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

​Arizona School Board Cuts Ties With Anti-LGBTQ+ Christian University​

The board voted to stop bringing in student-teachers from the nearby university.

Kyrsten Sinema's Security Is Provided by Tulsi Gabbard's Sister

The amount Sinema has paid Gabbard's sister over the years raises questions about ethics.

FBI, Local Police Investigate Bomb Threat Made During Drag Story Hour

In Tempe, Ariz., a coffee shop's Drag Queen Story Hour had to be shut down because of a bomb threat.

Gay Dads Say School Pastor Threatened Them, Banned One From Campus

A pastor who runs a Christian school in Arizona allegedly threatened a gay couple after the ex-wife of one of the men enrolled their daughter in the religious private school.

Ruben Gallego Leads Kyrsten Sinema, GOPers in Arizona U.S. Senate Poll

With Sinema proving a disappointment to liberals, Gallego is challenging her.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to Be Challenged by Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego

Sinema, the first out bisexual senator, has proved a disappointment to many progressives.

Gay Couple Has Pride Flag Vandalized, HOA Then Demands It Removed

Not only was the couple's flag stolen, but now HOA says they can't fly it.

Gay Official in Viral Speedo Video Explains It's Not What It Seems

He says he's surprised by the amount of attention the harmless video is getting.

Drag Shows, Pronouns Targeted by Arizona Republicans

The state's legislative session is opening with a rash of anti-LGBTQ+ bills.

Arizona Gov. Issues Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ+ Workers

The move signals that Democrat Katie Hobbs will be a far different governor than her predecessor, Republican Doug Ducey.

Brittney Griner Released From Medical Care, Says She Will Play Again

The WNBA star who was released from Russian captivity on December 8 has left the facility in Texas where she had been undergoing treatment to help reintegrate into American society.

Jim Kolbe, Republican Congressman Who Came Out as Gay, Dies at 80

Kolbe came out in the wake of outrage over his vote for the Defense of Marriage Act, a vote he later said he regretted, and was reelected five times afterward.

Drag Queen Barbra Seville Trolls Arizona Loser Kari Lake

Seville, who called out the Arizona governor candidate for hypocrisy, took inspiration from an iconic Game of Thrones scene.

Gay Race Car Driver Zach Herrin Makes NASCAR Debut

It's an important step in his return to the sport he left for ten years.

Arizona Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

Hundreds of high school students across Arizona left their classrooms to show their support for LGBTQ+ students and stand against the Republican governor's anti-queer policies.

Kyrsten Sinema Touts Friendship With McConnell as Popularity Dips

Sinema, the bi senator who's disappointed many of her fellow Democrats, gave a speech promoting her supposed bipartisanship at the McConnell Center Monday. 

Texas Hate-Preacher Goes on Crazy Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant in Online Video

Baptist anti-LGBTQ+ preacher Steven Anderson warned that gays and lesbians would try to fool people into sexual temptation by getting them drunk.

Attacks on the LGBTQ+ Community Amount to Stochastic Terrorism

Juliette Kayyem, one of the world's foremost experts in terrorism, says rhetoric from agitators online has inspired predictable acts of violence.

Right-Winger Calls for LGBTQ+ People to Be Put in Camps Over Monkeypox

Ethan Schmidt-Crockett, who often posts homophobic content on social media, is a supporter of Arizona Republican governor nominee Kari Lake.