Phoenix to Host National Conference Showcasing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strong Local Economies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erica Pederson
602-956-0909 ext. 7
erica@localfirstaz.com 

Phoenix to Host National Conference Showcasing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strong Local Economies
BALLE Conference will focus on solutions to building diverse and resilient economies throughout the country Read more »

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Location

Symphony Hall
75 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

LGBT Night Out at the Ballet
All Balanchine
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

at Symphony Hall

5:30 pm: Private Reception
cash bar with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
6:15 pm: Artist Chat with Guest Speaker
7:00 pm: Performance
First Intermission: Reception with Guest Speaker
cash bar with complimentary dessert

Use promo code “NightOut3″ to receive 45% off Section 3 seats. 

Click to purchase tickets!

For further information about LGBT Night please contact George Nunes at gnunes@balletaz.org or call (602) 343-6510. Read more »

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Location

Phoenix Pride LGBT Center
801 N. 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 277-7433

Examines the individuals, organizations, and moments in American history that shape the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Learn how knowing our history can inform our present and shape the future of our movement. • June 6, 6 PM - 7:30 PM • Instructor: HERO Phoenix

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Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage

Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage

Support for gay marriage has become the majority opinion, and voters now also say they're more likely to reject a presidential candidate opposed to gay marriage than one who backs it -- something gay marriage advocates hope marks a political tipping point for 2016. Read more »

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Boston St. Patrick's Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time

Boston St. Patrick's Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time

Two homosexual rights groups will march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday after organizers lifted a longtime ban on lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) organizations joining the annual Irish-American march.

Boston Pride, an LGBT rights group, said this week organizers had accepted its application to participate in this year's march through the Irish bastion of South Boston.

The rights group will join OutVets, representing gay veterans, in bringing an end to two decades of debate over the issue. Organizers had insisted that homosexuality conflicted with Catholic doctrine, but the ban ran counter to the liberal mores that prevail in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Read more »

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A Record Number Of Voters Support Gay Marriage, New Poll Finds

A Record Number Of Voters Support Gay Marriage, New Poll Finds

A record number of voters now support gay marriage, a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday found.

The poll shows that an all-time high 59 percent of American voters support same-sex marriage -- nearly double the amount of voters who supported it in 2004. Support has also increased among conservative voters, with 35 percent now saying they back same-sex marriage, an increase of 9 percentage points from April 2013.

Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster who conducted the survey with Republican Bill McInturff, told the Wall Street Journal that support for gay marriage was increasing among voters faster than attitudes towards interracial marriage, now supported by 87 percent of Americans. Read more »

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That anti-gay bill in Arkansas actually became law today. Why couldn’t activists stop it?

Monday was the deadline for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, the anti-anti-discrimination bill that seeks to prevent cities and counties from protecting the civil rights of gay people.

The bill passed the legislature 10 days ago. Hutchinson said he would allow it to become law. During the past week, pressure had been mounting on the governor to change his mind.

Five days ago, the Arkansas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign released a statement condemning the bill. “Discrimination is not an Arkansas value, and the Governor should take swift, immediate action to veto SB202,” said chapter director Kendra R. Johnson. Read more »

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