Phoenix AZ

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona.

On Feb. 26, 2013, the Phoenix City Council approved a measure to expand the city’s anti-discrimination law to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations.

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Hispanic National Bar Association pulls conference from Arizona

| Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Phoenix, Ariz.
WASHINGTON -- The Hispanic National Bar Association on Wednesday said it cancelled its 2015 convention in Phoenix over legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.

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Prominent teen activist indicted on charges of sexual misconduct with minor

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Caleb Laieski (right) with President Barack Obama at the White House pride reception in 2011.
PHOENIX -- A prominent LGBT rights and anti-bullying teen activist faces more than a dozen charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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Phoenix approves LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination law

| Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday evening approved a measure to expand the city's anti-discrimination law to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations such as restaurants.

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Phoenix to consider expanding anti-bias law to include LGBT residents

| Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Phoenix, Ariz.
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix city council is expected to vote this month on whether to expand the city's anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination against its LGBT residents.

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Transgender man who gave birth hits snag in Arizona divorce proceeding

| Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A then-pregnant Thomas Beatie in a 2008 photo.
An Arizona man who gained national attention for giving birth after having a sex-change operation, has hit a snag in his divorce proceedings because the presiding judge has questioned whether the marriage was ever legal in Arizona because he is transgender.

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Police: Assault on Phoenix men was an anti-gay hate crime

| Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Austin Head
A Phoenix man is recovering from a late night attack last Thursday in what police are calling an anti-gay hate crime.

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Phoenix LGBTQ center to offer high school curriculum for bullied, homeless youth

| Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PHOENIX -- For the first time, Phoenix will have a functional LGBTQ youth facility that will include an alternative high school geared specifically towards lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students.

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Phoenix mayor seeks ordinance to outlaw discrimination against gays

| Saturday, April 7, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is looking to address gaps in the city's human-rights protections, and has assembled a group of aides and attorneys to draft an ordinance that would outlaw discrimination against LGBT residents.

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Known male prostitute arrested in murder of U.S. Airways flight attendant

| Monday, October 31, 2011
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials announced they have arrested a known male prostitute for the robbery and brutal murder of a gay flight attendant on Saturday during a layover stop in Mexico City.

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Suspect in custody for murder of gay flight attendant in Mexico City hotel

| Sunday, October 30, 2011
Nick Aaronson
MEXICO CITY -- A Phoenix-based gay flight attendant for U.S. Airways was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room early Saturday morning in what local police are referring to as a homicide.

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