Hillary Clinton announces her support for gay marriage

Hillary Clinton announces her support for gay marriage

In a move that could have implications for a 2016 White House campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed gay marriage on Monday, saying she supports it “personally, and as a matter of policy and law.”

“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones,” Clinton says, speaking directly to the camera, in a nearly 6-minute video released by the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group. “And they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. … I support it personally, and as matter of policy and law.” Read more »

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New website offers one-stop HIV resource

New website offers one-stop HIV resource

Nearly 600 Arizonans are diagnosed HIV positive each year, which is why creators of a new statewide resource tool - hivaz.org - are hoping to shine a light on a "forgotten" but preventable disease.

Nearly 15,000 Arizonans are living with HIV infection and about a quarter of them don't know they have it, state records show. While HIV infection is preventable, new diagnoses continue, particularly among people in younger age groups. Read more »

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Spring into Summer at Tertio Wine Bar!

Spring into Summer at Tertio Wine Bar!

Tertio Wine Bar is an inviting and casual place in Mid Town Phoenix offering a full line up of craft beers with three local favorites on tap, wines by the glass from Napa to New Zealand, and hand-crafted cocktails. The small plates menu is full of local and organic ingredients carefully prepared to pair with our wine and beer selections. A Chef's Table menu item changes nightly and is always intriguing, always delicious.

Spring into Summer

---Wine Dinner---

March 21,2013              

6:30 pm              

$55 +tax and gratuity

To make reservations, call us at 602-595-2244 Read more »

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Dad's Note To Gay Son About Coming Out Might Make You Cry

Dad's Note To Gay Son About Coming Out Might Make You Cry

Coming out may not always be easy. One father, who overheard his son on the phone discussing his intentions to reveal his sexuality, eased his child's worries by writing him the best note ever.

FCKH8.com, an equal rights organization, first posted the touching letter to Facebookon Friday morning. In the note, the father explains he overheard his son, Nate, talking on the phone about coming out. But the father tells him there is no need -- he already knew, and he never cared.

"I've known you were gay since you were six," the father writes. "I've loved you since you were born."

He also added a sweet postscript, "Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple." Read more »

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Tribe marries same-sex couple but state won't recognize it

Tribe marries same-sex couple but state won't recognize it

Gene Barfield and his partner, Tim LaCroix, celebrated their 30th anniversary by getting married.

The two met when they were both serving in the Navy, and last week, the military veterans became the first same-sex couple to be legally married by a tribe in Michigan.

The pair exchanged vows on a cold but sunny morning at the government headquarters of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

LaCroix is a citizen of the LTBB, a federally recognized Native American tribe.

Earlier this month, the LTBB tribal council voted to recognize same-sex unions as long as at least one member of the couple was a citizen of the tribe. LaCroix and Barfield were married the same morning that the tribal chairman signed the legislation into law. Read more »

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GOP elite embraces Portman gay marriage switch

GOP elite embraces Portman gay marriage switch

Not too long ago, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s endorsement of gay marriage would have sent a shockwave through the Republican Party. A cautious former Bush administration official, onetime VP short-lister and current vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee – breaking ranks on this?

Far from touching off a Beltway political firestorm, Portman’s announcement that he has a gay son and now supports same-sex marriage drew a muted or even positive response from his fellow members of the Republican elite. Read more »

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Meet The ‘Undocuqueers’: Gay Rights Movement Turns To Immigration

Meet The ‘Undocuqueers’: Gay Rights Movement Turns To Immigration

One of the most pressing causes in the gay rights movement is crossing over into the immigration debate, where activists are pushing for equal treatment of same sex couples in a comprehensive reform bill.  Read more »

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Christine Quinn Running: City Council Speaker's New York Mayoral Bid Announced

Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid.

A veteran of city politics, Quinn would be a groundbreaking mayor across two personal dimensions: She would be the first female and first openly gay mayor to lead the nation's largest city.

Announcing on Twitter that she's in the race, Quinn said she wanted to give middle- and working-class New Yorkers the same opportunities generations of her family got when they came here. Read more »

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