Leaving Notes On Arizona’s Bathroom Doors

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 8:57 pm

While on layover at Phoenix’s airport waiting for her flight to yet another city to attend yet another meeting, OutServe-SLDN‘s Executive Director Allyson Robinson taped the following sign on one of the airport’s bathroom doors: Dear Arizona, A transgender woman used this restroom today and everything is fine. No one was bothered and nothing bad [...]

The Proposed Arizona “Papers Please” Law For Trans Women

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Update: From Arizona attorney Abby Jensen: Latest word is that SB1432 was controlled by another committee whose chair would not give it up for Kavanagh to use for his “papers to pee” striker amendment. So, now, he’s looking for another bill to use. As a result, tracking that bill number won’t help us. Instead, we [...]

Gay Latino Hero: Daniel Hernandez, Jr. saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life

By: Sunday January 9, 2011 7:55 pm

Daniel Hernandez, Jr. was the right man in the right place at the right time.  Just five days into his internship for Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, the 20-year old college student was checking people into Rep. Gifford’s “Congress on Your Corner” event when the shooting started. According to Arizona Republic, Hernandez started assisting victims before the [...]

More than 6 of 10 LGBT Americans Oppose Arizona’s Immigration Policies

By: Wednesday June 30, 2010 1:00 pm

Immigration is an issue that touches the LGBT community directly.  Some LGBT people are immigrants, some are assumed to be immigrants because of their appearance, some are undocumented, some like me are married to “aliens” (gotta love that term) who we are unable to sponsor for citizenship because of DOMA.  But even at a more [...]

Lambda Legal brings ‘equal (gay) pay for equal work’ lawsuit against Arizona

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 2:00 am

Under the leadership of Gov. Janet Napolitano, the Arizona state government in 2008 created a health insurance benefit for the domestic partners and children of state employees and retirees.  This past September, the Arizona legislature stripped those benefits from state employees with now-Governor Jan Brewer’s approval.  Oh, but they made sure to retain spousal health [...]

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