Out Nation: Gov Vetoes Bill Restricting Bathroom Access For Trans Students; Longest Running LGBT Radio Show Reaches 45th Anniversary

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs via wikipedia.com.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs via wikipedia.com.

An Arizona Governor vetoed a bill restricting bathroom access for trans students, the longest running LGBT radio show hit a milestone, and a veteran who subdued the Club Q shooter to lead Pride parade.

Gov Vetoes Bill Restricting Bathroom Access For Trans Students 

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill on June 8 that sought to create restrictions on public school bathrooms for trans students, according to the Associated Press

The bill would have required Arizona public schools to create other accommodations for students who refused to use a shared restroom or changing area of the sex they were assigned at birth. The bill also refers to sleeping accommodations on overnight school field trips. 

Republicans pushing the legislation argued that it would protect children. Hobbs has earlier said she would not support legislation that focuses on LGBT youth. 

Longest Running LGBT Radio Show Reaches 45th Anniversary

Fresh Fruit Logo.
Fresh Fruit Logo.

According to FOX 9, a radio show that uplifts LGBT voices called Fresh Fruit has been on the air for 45 years, making it the longest running LGBT radio show in the country.  

Every week since 1978 the show has been broadcast from the KFAI studios in Minneapolis.  

"A young person told me that before they came out – before they had the words to say to their parents and friends – they would listen to Fresh Fruit at night, under the pillow, on their handheld radio so no one would know – and that gave them a safe place to learn and explore," DJ Rox Anderson said. 

Veteran Who Subdued Club Q Shooter To Lead Pride Parade

Richard Fierro (Left) via Atrevida Beer Co.
Richard Fierro (Left) via Atrevida Beer Co.

According to NBC News, Colorado Springs will see its first Pride parade this year since the mass shooting that took place in November 2022 at Club Q, an LGBT club.  

Richard Fierro, army veteran and one of two people who disarmed the Club Q shooter, will be leading the Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Pride. 

“I’m humbled beyond belief to be accepted into the community and asked as a straight dude to grand marshal their parade,” Fierro said. “And to me, that’s a signal of something that we all need to take, take light in.” 

Fierro’s daughter’s boyfriend was among those who died in the shooting.

“Those families are going to be hurting for forever and always changed. And that’s important for us to continue to acknowledge,” Fierro said.

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