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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Grand Canyon State.


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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Several Anti-LGBT Bills Are Withdrawn While More Positive Legislation is Filed

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 5:12 pm Every Friday of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these six states:
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Lawmakers and Businesses Put LGBT Protections on Arizona’s 2017 Agenda

By Megan Clayton • January 30, 2017, 4:28 pm Earlier today, state Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs and House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios introduced two bills that would update Arizona’s non-discrimination laws to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals as well as veterans.
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Same-Sex Couple Faced Housing Discrimination at Active Adult Community in Arizona

January 16, 2017, 7:50 pm It wasn’t until Jim and Bob were confronted with homophobia through housing that taught them how pervasive, nuanced, and insidious LGBT discrimination and harassment can be.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Transgender Woman in Arizona Faces Employment Discrimination Three Times in Two Years

January 13, 2017, 11:15 am Employment discrimination happens again and again and again and again to transgender Americans – and after even the very first time, it has a truly negative, crushing impact on people.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Bisexual Man in Arizona Makes the Case for Protections Following Employment Discrimination

September 29, 2016, 11:16 am "It's incredibly important to have #BiWeek," Greg said. "You have people saying bisexuals don't exist – and so it's great to have the day or the week to get that information out there."
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Transgender Veteran in Arizona Shares Her Decades-Long Journey to Living Freely

September 1, 2016, 2:54 pm "The positive thing for Transgender people who transition is that they are now being true to themselves. They have the strength to tell you who they are. They have the strength to live a life that they've kept hidden, for most, over half a century."
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Summer of Action Volunteers are Moving LGBT Equality Forward in Communities Across the Country

By Megan Clayton • July 20, 2016, 4:47 pm This summer, organizers will be working in communities across the country to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. We’re calling it the Summer of Action, and it’s a project dedicated to developing local conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Father in Mormon Family Shares How Two Sons’ ‘Coming Out’ Experiences Propelled Him to Understanding

June 6, 2016, 3:31 pm "I want to be able to tell my grandkids that I was on the right side of history. I want to be able to say that I worked to make things better for people – not that I hindered people's freedom."
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The Summer of Action Kicks Off for LGBT Non-Discrimination Work in Atlanta

By Adam Polaski • May 27, 2016, 12:36 pm This week more than a dozen organizers came together to launch a new project dedicated to developing conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Shameful: States File Lawsuit Refusing to Follow Federal Guidance on Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2016, 3:28 pm Today, May 25, several states filed a lawsuit against the United States government over recent guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice earlier this month protecting transgender students.
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Former Schoolteachers Call for Full Protections & Brighter Future for LGBT Arizonans

May 7, 2016, 7:53 pm Mary and Rona are tired of fighting for the protections and responsibilities that they know all people – including LGBT people – are entitled to. That's why they're calling for full protections for members of the LGBT community, in Arizona and nationwide.
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Arizona Marriage Plaintiff: Why I Feared for my Job the Day I Filed a Marriage Lawsuit

February 26, 2016, 1:25 pm "If my company didn't approve of my love for my husband, I feared that my job offer could be revoked, and I'd have no legal recourse or protections."