Location

The Westin Phoenix
333 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Westin Phoenix Downtown — Lapis on the rooftop
333 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

As the Arizona economy begins to show signs of sustained improvement, the demand on our organization continues to grow. We are asking for your support as a key community partner by joining us as a 2014 AWEE After Dark sponsor on Friday, May 16th, at the Westin Downtown Phoenix.

AWEE After Dark supports us in building awareness and support for the assistance we provide to women, men, veterans and young adults throughout Arizona. AWEE After Dark spotlights real-life stories and celebrates the success of our participants and those who have helped them achieve dignity through work. Read more »

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Republican billionaires press House GOP on LGBT rights

Republican billionaires press House GOP on LGBT rights

A couple of Republican-leaning billionaires have kicked off a $2.2 million campaign aimed at pressuring the GOP-led House to pass protections for the LGBT community in the workplace.

Americans for Workplace Opportunity, backed by billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman, is pushing for a Senate-endorsed bill addressing the measure to be passed through the House by the end of 2014, Politico reported.

“We really see this as an important piece of unfinished business  for LGBT workers and people around the country,” said Campbell Spencer, the manager of the campaign, according to Politico. Read more »

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Google, IBM, American Express and American Airlines join forces with Mexico LGBT business expo

This summer Puerto Vallarta opens its shores to some of the world’s most powerful companies, all seeking to promote LGBT diversity in Latin American business.

The beach destination of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, one of the most gay-friendly travel destinations in Latin America, will serve as the backdrop for the 4th International LGBT Business Expo.

From 12 to 14 June, global business leaders and consumers will come together for three days of equality discussions, diversity workshops and networking to bridge gaps between Latin America’s LGBT communities and North American businesses including Google and American Airlines. Read more »

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TODAY: Tenth Circuit to hear argument in Utah marriage case

Today, barely a year after being filed in federal court and just months after a ruling by that court, a challenge to Utah’s ban on marriage equality, Kitchen v. Herbert,will be heard by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Next week, on Thursday, April 17, the same panel will preside over a similar case out of Oklahoma, Bishop v. United States. Read more »

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Location

Dobson High School
1501 W Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

Phoenix Mercury center, Brittney Griner, will meet with fans at Dobson High School in Mesa to sign copies of her new autobiography “In My Skin” on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Prior to the signing, Griner will partake in a Q&A session led by Paola Boivin of The Arizona Republic. Fans who purchase the autobiography will receive two free tickets to the book signing and Q&A. Fans can purchase the book prior to the event at Dobson High School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

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Location

Arizona Community Foundation
2201 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ

Complexities of estate planning 

Most people should consider making an estate plan. In the legal environment following the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling, estate planning has become more important and more complex for same-sex couples. Join us for an educational session with attorney Kathie J. Gummere and learn: Read more »

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Anti-Gay Marriage Mozilla CEO Resigns After Backlash

Anti-Gay Marriage Mozilla CEO Resigns After Backlash

Brendan Eich, the newly named CEO of the software firm Mozilla Corporation, resigned from the post after angering gay rights activists and some in the tech industry for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Eich's views on gay marriage came to light in the days following his appointment last week to run Mozilla, best-known for its Firefox browser. News re-emerged of a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 supporting California's Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage referendum. Read more »

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