Mary Cheney: Backing gay rights will help GOP become majority party

Mary Cheney: Backing gay rights will help GOP become majority party

For Mary Cheney, backing gay rights isn’t just the right course of action for the Republican Party in moral terms, it’s also the path that’ll help the GOP at the polls.

The lesbian political consultant and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney made the case for Republicans to back gay rights during her keynote speech Wednesday at the National Log Cabin Republicans annual “Spirit of Lincoln” dinner in D.C.

“Simply and clearly affirming the rights and dignity of gay men and women will not make us a weaker party — it will help make us a majority party,” Mary Cheney said. “We haven’t come this far without an awful lot of confidence in the justness of our cause.” Read more »

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Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth

Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth

A ground-breaking report published today by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation reveals that 40 percent of more than 10,000 LGBT youth surveyed by the organization identify as bisexual -- and many of them say they face more challenges coming out and gaining acceptance than their lesbian and gay peers.

The Supporting and Caring For Our Bisexual Youth report, based on one of the largest surveys ever of LGBT youth and released in partnership with the Bisexual Resource Center,  BiNet USA, and the Bisexual Organizing Project, also reveals a troubling chasm between the experiences of bisexual youth in America and their non-LGBT peers. Read more »

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First Annual State of LGBTQ in Arizona

Join us as we unveil the very first State of LGBTQ Arizona on November 12 from 7:30-9:30AM at the Venue Scottsdale!

Come learn about LGBTQ Arizona specific data on Demographics, Healthcare, Entertainment and Media Technologies, Workplace Inclusion, and Civic Engagement!

Individual tickets are just $35 and tables are $350.

To purchase a table, register below.

To purchase individual tickets, register HERE.

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New Target Ad Features Gay Dads, Shuts Out All The Haters

New Target Ad Features Gay Dads, Shuts Out All The Haters

In an apparent bid to show its commitment to supporting marriage equality, Target has unveiled a new ad featuring two gay dads.

The commercial for Target’s “Made to Matter” product line was posted to YouTube Sept. 13 and at one point shows a gay couple painting with a child. The spot's release comes on the heels of several anti-gay groups' boycott of the chain after the company signed an amicus brief in support of marriage equality last month.

A Target spokeswoman told The Huffington Post the new ad campaign "represents and celebrates" the company's diverse community. Read more »

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Location

The Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
340 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Before the Spotlight On Success Local Heroes Lunch, join us for the FREE Business Expo!

Attendees have an opportunity to win a FREE IPAD for showing up.

Afterwards, join ONE Community as we celebrate LGBT history month and twelve LGBT and allied ONE Community business & community leaders for their commitment to diversity on October 17th. Start the day off right with our business expo from 9:30-11:00.   Doors for the luncheon open at 11:00 am with the luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30.  After the Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards, join ONE Community for our business expo, networking with LGBT and allied leaders and cocktails.   Read more »

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Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda

Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda

The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.

The action Wednesday does not mean that the court will decide that day to hear state appeals of lower court rulings that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. But the late September conference will be the first time the justices have the issue before them. The meeting will be the justices' first since late June.

Appeals have been filed from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The gay couples who won in each case in the lower courts also favor Supreme Court review.

The justices could put off deciding whether to take up gay marriage until January and still be able to issue a decision by late June.

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This is a fun and festive celebration of Scottsdale’s diverse culture of culinary proportions. Each participating chef will showcase their dishes in one or more heat levels: mild, medium and hot. How much heat can you take? Festival patrons will sip, sample, and vote for their favorites in each category including Booth Décor, Spiciest Dish, Best Dessert, Most Authentically Arizonan and more.

Purchase tickets, HERE.

Enter to win below!

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Presented by Corona, doors open at 4 p.m. and highlights include a salsa competition, live entertainment, a street taco station, a margarita hut, a sand bar, beach games, sun, sand, surf and a chance to win a trip to Ensenada! Each $5 admission ticket automatically receives one raffle ticket for the Ensenada trip and additional tickets will be available for $5 each or 2 for $8 the day of the event.  Read more »

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