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SCR 1025 is still top of mind.

SCR 1025, a Senate Concurrent Resolution, would be the first step towards putting a “parent’s bill of rights” into the Arizona constitution. Though SCR 1025 has not yet been assigned to a committee, we are working closely with our partners to stop this anti-LGBTQ+ bill from moving forward.

During the past week a horrific threat was made on a local LGBTQ-owned business in Tempe, AZ during Drag Story Hour for children. This threat is a direct result of the passing of SB 1028, SB 1026, SB 1030 and SB 1698, all of which have been carefully crafted to attack the Arizona drag community. Though this act of terrorism has shaken our community, we stand united and inspired by the support of the following elected officials.

Tempe Mayor Corey Woods expresses his support and outright intolerance of such despicable acts:

Let me be completely clear - no person or group has a right to create chaos and spread hate in our community.”

Representative Lorena Austin addressed the nationwide rising trend to ban safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community:

“As a member of the Arizona State Legislature, and a fierce advocate for my community, I know that we have to defeat this legislation and work towards a majority that fights for everyone.”

A recent poll of community members found that “when it comes to attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, Arizonans firmly stand on the side of LGBTQ+ Arizonans.”

Now is the time to urge our elected officials to vote NO on all anti-LGBTQ+ bills.

Let's continue to work together to combat anti-LGBTQ+ bills and prepare for when each is assigned to committee:

  1. Register for GLSEN Arizona's Testimony Workshop and learn how to prepare a personal testimony to speak at upcoming legislative and school board meetings.

  2. Find and contact your legislators. First, use the online district locator tool to look up your address and see your Arizona Senate and House district. After locating your districts, look up your legislators.

Check out our Working Group's Bill Tracker for up to date information on the 2023 Legislative Session.



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