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Even when they get vetoed, anti-LGBTQ bills still hurt young people

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs late last week vetoed four bills related to drag shows. Among other things, the bills would have prevented public money from being used for a “drag show targeting minors.” In addition, the governor has vetoed a number of bills targeted at the LGBTQ+ community, including a so-called "bathroom bill."

Several states this year have approved measures preventing gender-reassignment surgery and conversations about gender in schools, among other provisions.

And even though those kinds of bills haven’t been enacted in Arizona this year, Casey Pick says the fact that they’re brought up at all is problematic to the LGBTQ+ community. She joined The Show to talk about why.

Pick is the director of law and policy at the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and mental health support organization for LGBTQ+ young people. 

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.