Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

Pope Francis, much lauded for shifting the Catholic church’s tone on LGBT issues, struck a less conciliatory note in a speech he made today in Manila, the Philippines, where he said that the “family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.” These forces, he said, are attempting the “ideological colonization of the family.”

According to Crux, a Boston Globe blog covering Catholic issues, the Vatican confirmed that the pontiff was alluding to same-sex marriage. Read more »

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it would resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June.

The justices ducked the issue in October, refusing to hear appeals from rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states. That surprise action delivered a tacit victory for gay rights, immediately expanding the number of states with same-sex marriage to 24 from 19, along with the District of Columbia. Read more »

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Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication

Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication

Mormon leaders have moved to excommunicate the prominent founder of an online forum for questioning Mormons, charging him with apostasy for publicly supporting same-sex marriage and the ordination of women, and for challenging church teaching.

John P. Dehlin, 45, host of the “Mormon Stories” website and podcast — a hub of discussion for thousands of skeptical Mormons — said that his regional church leader confirmed on Wednesday that a disciplinary hearing had been scheduled for Jan. 25. Mr. Dehlin said he was told he would be disciplined and probably excommunicated if he refused to remove podcasts that are critical of the church and to disavow his support for women’s ordination andsame-sex marriage. Read more »

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Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call

Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call

In a touching video on their popular YouTube channel, Aaron and Austin Rhodes, twins better know as the Rhodes Bros, called their dad to make a difficult — and very public — declaration: both brothers are gay.

The twins launched their YouTube Channel in July, and have gained more than 70,000 followers in the six months since debuting their first weekly video. In a one posted Wednesday, entitled “Twins Come Out to Dad,” the brothers roll the camera as they go through the emotional process of telling their dad about their sexual orientation.  Read more »

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Location

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

Check out these aging support resources at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center!

LGBT Boomers and Beyond
A group of area professionals who offer free assistance
and advice on the continuum of services
available to people ages 60+. This group also provides
cultural competency training for professionals
on the unique issues facing older LGBT Adults.
• 1st Th. of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM
• No registration required Read more »

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Location

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

Check out these classes at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center

Grow Your Family
Thinking of growing your family? Learn more
about becoming a foster or adoptive parent with
Arizona’s Children Association. Single, married, or
in a committed relationship, everyone is welcome!
• 1st Wed. January - March 6 PM - 7 PM
• Instructor: AZ Children’s Association Read more »

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Location

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

Check out these awesome groups that meet at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center!

Men’s Discussion Group
Tuesdays, 7 PM - 9 PM
This discussion group and social network
gives men in the LGBT community a place to
get together and socialize. The group seeks to
unify and educate all who identify as a men.​

Older Men’s Support Group
Every other Thursday, 10 AM - 12 PM
This group is a safe place for men 55+ to examine
aging and related life issues. We are a supportive
and engaging group open to all GBTQ
older men. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Peck Read more »

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Location

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

Check out this class being offered at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center!

Computer Basics
Designed for those who are completely new to
computers. Learn computer terms, how to navigate
an operating system, use a word processor, browse
the web, and more.
• Wed. 1/14 - 2/18, 6 PM - 8 PM
• Wed. 2/25 - 4/1, 6 P M- 8 PM
• Regestration: $25
• Instructor: Lizzamaris Vazquez

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