Super Bowl 50 Is Working Hard to Be LGBT-Friendly

Super Bowl 50 Is Working Hard to Be LGBT-Friendly

Apart from certain religious hierarchies, professional sports remains perhaps the biggest pocket of institutional homophobia left in American society. 

But that, too, might be changing.

The Chronicle reported last week that in preparation for Super Bowl 50 (which will be played in 2016 at Levi’s Stadium), the National Football League is adding LGBT-owned small businesses to its outreach efforts. Business Connect, which is intended to “increase opportunities for minority, women, disabled veteran” and LGBT-owned businesses, is a joint project between the NFL and the Bay Area’s host committee. Apart from being the right thing to do, it's also a shrewd business move in such an LGBT-heavy region. Read more »

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District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 817-5400

Still in need of Holiday plans? Check out these two great options in Downtown Phoenix!

DISTRICT AMERICAN KITCHEN AND WINE BAR TO HOST THANKSGIVING FEAST Read more »

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Phoenix College Holiday Art Fair

Artwork produced by students and faculty of Phoenix College, great idea for
holiday gifts! There will be hundreds of pieces available in ceramics, jewelry, glass works, paintings, drawings and much more.

Wednesday December 3th and Thursday December 4th
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Eric Fischl Gallery of the Fine Arts Building

Use the North parking lot, SW corner of Flower and 11th Ave.

Call 602-285-7200 for more information.
CASH ONLY SALES are accepted.
 

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Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

The largest-ever study has been conducted into the existence of a "gay gene" and its results leaves researchers believing the view that sexuality is a choice is discredited.

Conducted by the NorthShore Research Institute in the US, the study found clear links between two specific areas of the human genome and male homosexuality.

The genetic areas had also been associated with homosexuality in earlier studies.

Lead scientist Alan Sanders declared that the work "erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice". Read more »

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Monday, November 24 | 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $52.50–$62.50

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Sharon Isbin teams up with Brazil’s leading guitarist Romero Lumbambo for an electrifying experience that’s not to be missed. Read more »

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Valley couple to celebrate same-sex marriage in Phoenix

Valley couple to celebrate same-sex marriage in Phoenix

With Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage overturned, a couple that’s been together for 57 years will finally celebrate a marriage ceremony this weekend.

Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey will have a private reception at The Farm for friends and family on Saturday evening, November 22. They will also have a public ceremony at The Orpheum on Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m.

The couple met 57 years ago in college when Majors was 19 years old and Bailey was 18. They explained that the most difficult part of their relationship was the pressure to keep it a secret.

The couple contributed to efforts to defeat Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage. Now that the couple can get married, they want to celebrate this victory with the community. Read more »

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Americans Support Legal Rights, But Not PDA, for Gay Couples

Americans Support Legal Rights, But Not PDA, for Gay Couples

Many Americans support  legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should kiss in public, a new study suggests.

Over the past two decades, same-sex couples have made great progress in terms of legal rights in the United Sates. Gays and lesbians can now get married in 33 states and the District of Columbia, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month cleared the way for same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. And yet, the new research shows that deep-rooted prejudices against same-sex couples may manifest themselves in more subtle ways. Read more »

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Country Singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman Both Come Out

Country Singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman Both Come Out

The stars took to media -- traditional and social -- to reveal their sexual orientation

Not one, but two country music singers publicly revealed they were gay on Thursday, marking a significant event in the country music world.

First Ty Herndon, the 52-year-old singer of hit singles in the ’90s such as “I Want My Goodbye Back” and “Loved Too Much”, told People, “I’m an out, proud and happy gay man.” Herndon also said that he’d been out to family and friends for some time and that his ex-wives — he’s been married twice before — knew of his sexuality. Read more »

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