Location

Salut Kitchen Bar
1435 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281

Join ONE Community and the Human Rights Campaign as we await the Tempe Prop 475 decision and the rest of the Primary Election results!

This event is FREE but please RSVP below!

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Location

Fry's Food Store
4025 E. Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Mercury fans are encouraged to stop by Fry’s Food Store, located on Thunderbird and 40th Street, for the official Phoenix Mercury Playoff Fan Rally, on Wednesday, August 20 from 8-10 a.m., courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores.

Mercury entertainers will be on hand to paint the car windows of fans in attendances as well as give away a variety of prizes, including a pair of courtside seats to Game 1 of the Mercury’s opening round series with the Los Angeles Sparks.

In addition, fans who spend $50 at Fry’s Food Store will receive a voucher on the bottom of their receipt for two complimentary tickets to Game 1 courtesy of Fry’s Food Store, while supplies last. Read more »

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The Toast to Marriage campaign is designed to bring awareness to marriage equality in targeted states throughout the country.  We all know why that's important, especially here in Arizona.  
 
'Toast to Marriage' already has great press circulating due to some cool factors such as setting a Guinness record for the world's largest toast, influential photographers who are capturing stylized photos at the events, and having Lance Bass as the project spokesperson.  Freedom to Marry, the largest charity fighting for marriage equality, is the beneficiary of these efforts.  

JOIN US FOR ALL THESE FUN ACTIVITIES Read more »

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Location

US Airways Center
201 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Come watch our Mighty Mercury play LA in the first round of the playoffs!

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

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How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights

How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights

The deadly disease, renamed acquired immune deficiency syndrome after the virus was identified, travelled quickly through the gay community, but fear travelled even faster in mainstream society.

Gay men, even men suspected of being gay, lost their jobs – they were evicted from apartments and they were ostracized. Newspapers carried earnest stories about the risks of catching AIDS from a toilet seat in a public restroom. Funeral homes refused to handle bodies, and hospitals turned patients away, or placed them in isolation. There was talk of quarantining the sick in modern-day leper colonies and tattooing the infected to warn prospective sex partners of the danger. Read more »

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Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people

Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people

Cities have become the battleground that pits individuals who advocate for religious liberties against those who struggle to secure equal rights for gay and transgender Americans.

The local clashes come after a more than 20-year effort by gay-rights groups to push the United States Congress to pass a federal law that would ban employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) 64-32, bolstering gay-rights advocates' hopes for sweeping change. The measure stalled in the House.

Gay-rights leaders have increasingly sought success on a more local level. Read more »

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Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson

Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson

Grab the tissues!

One of our favorite openly lesbian athletes, Brittney Griner, proposed to her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock’s Glory Johnson, this week and documented the whole experience using Instagram.

Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, posted this photo with the following caption: “Last Night was a Night to Remember. I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life."

Adorable! We couldn't be happier for these two. Johnson also shared the news through her own Instagram by posting this picture with the caption, "What I get to wake up to @brittneygriner #LoveMakesYouDoTheCraziestThings.”

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Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce

Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie could get his Hawaiian marriage dissolved in an Arizona court.

The ruling means that, in Arizona, transgender persons who have legally changed their birth certificates to reflect their new gender are afforded the same rights to get driver's licenses and marriage licenses as any other individuals.

Beatie, 40, was born female, but in 1997, he began testing to determine his psychological gender, and in 2002 underwent the first of his gender-reassignment surgeries. Under Hawaiian law, he was able to have his birth certificate amended and be legally recognized as male. He subsequently married. Read more »

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