The ACLU has advocated on behalf of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender people for over 70 years and in 1986 founded the LGBT & AIDS Project. The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education. The mission of the Project is to foster a society in which LGBT people and people with HIV/AIDS enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pre-emptively attacked an as-yet-to-be-released Pentagon study exploring the views and attitudes of active-duty and reserve service members, as well as military families, on a possible repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT).
PHOENIX  – Do you have the right to be “out” in school and express yourself? Can you start a GSA on campus? These are some of the questions students, advocates and allies will discuss at a community forum on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th at Westside Community Center, 715 West Fifth Street, in Tempe.
PEORIA, AZ – Peoria Unified School District has assured the American Civil Liberties Union that it will no longer prevent a gay 14-year-old student from wearing a rainbow wristband at school, following an ACLU letter that demanded that the school district rescind its ban on the wristband.
PEORIA, AZ – After a school principal told a gay 14-year-old student to turn his rainbow wristband inside-out or stop wearing it to school, the American Civil Liberties Union today demanded that the school district rescind its ban of the wristband.  In a letter sent to Peoria Unified School District, the ACLU said that the principal’s demand violates Chris Quintanilla’s constitutional rights, pointing to a 40-year-old landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing students’ free speech and expression.
PHOENIX, AZ – After unsuccessful attempts for three years to gain recognition for a gay-straight alliance club (GSA) at Yuma High School, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona announced today that school officials have approved the club. On January 23rd, the ACLU sent a letter to school officials on behalf of 23 present students that highlighted the illegal and improper nature of the school's prior position.     
YUMA, AZ - On the morning of February 6th, a momentous event in Yuma's Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender history occurred; the first Gay Straight Alliance Student Organization (club) was approved and now operates as the Yuma High School Gay Straight Alliance (YHS GSA).
PHOENIX – After receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS) has agreed to change its long standing policy of refusing to allow transgender persons to be housed according to their gender identity.
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