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!

Although the Spotlight On Success Local Heroes Lunch is completely sold out, we welcome guests to attend this complimentary Business Expo prior to the start of the lunch!

Don't delay, sign up for FREE today and enter to win an opportunity for a FREE IPAD!

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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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Location

WestWorld of Scottsdale’s Polo Field
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The Fourth Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale as the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower! Last year the Scottsdale Polo Championships drew the biggest crowd in the country for a two-day polo event and this year promises to be even bigger.

This year, with an expanded event schedule and an amped-up polo lineup including the sport’s top players and more vendors, more sponsors, and the 2014 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance Car Show, America’s most-attended polo event is expected to draw up to 15,000 polo fans and revelers to WestWorld of Scottsdale on the last Saturday & Sunday in October.

Purchase tickets, HERE!

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Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates?

Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates?

We’re at 19 states and counting when it comes to same-sex marriage, which is great. But most people don’t realize there are still 32 states where you can be fired just for being LGBT.

President Obama’s executive order is only for federal contractors and the proposed national law (ENDA) is flawed and stalled in congress.

The next frontier for LGBT rights is in the workplace with corporations leading the way where state and federal law falls short.

Finding equality in the workplace is an issue many LGBT people struggle with every day. Read more »

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