Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian

Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian

A federal report released Tuesday says just 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian.

The report, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), relates to sexual orientation and health among U.S. adults.

The NCHS used statistics gathered from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual health study including 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. The aim of the new survey was to determine the disparities in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access among participants based on sexual orientation. Read more »

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Location

Scottsdale Devereux Residential Treatment Center and Day School Campus and the Respite homes behind Campus
6436 E. Sweetwater Ave., Scottsdale, Az 85254
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Devereux Arizona’s Campus Beautification Day

Join Devereaux Arizona, ONE Community, and PetSmart in celebrating CommUNITY Week! We will be helping out do the following:

  • 1. Painting interior of Respite homes & putting together playground equipment
  • 2. Paint interior of Campus buildings/rooms
  • 3. Plant flowers near nurses station/admin building/garden
  • 4. Install flooring/cabinets in nurses station.

Maximum Number of Volunteers: 40 for morning, 35 afternoon -- 5 planting (AM), 5 flooring/cabinets install (AM and PM), 10 playground equipment (strong), 20 painting and prep
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Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined with several other mayors from across the U.S. to urge Congressional leaders to create legislation to counteract the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

In a joint letter to Congress, the mayors call for legislation to safeguard against possible repercussions of the recent Court decision that “could undermine basic anti-discrimination laws and protections of individual liberties at the federal, state and local levels.”

The mayors also warn of some groups that have already begun to use the decision to challenge anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodation. Read more »

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Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program

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jor League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer Billy Bean as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean's job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league's workplace code of conduct. Bean will focus not just on sexual orientation, but also intersections of race, gender and other issues of diversity. Read more »

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Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA

Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA

Although a number of LGBT groups withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week over the bill’s religious exemption, the White House insists the Obama administration’s support hasn’t wavered.

Under questioning from the Washington Blade on Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is aware of concerns over ENDA, but continues to support the bill.

“I know that advocates have changed their position on this, and we’re certainly aware of their changing position, but this administration has not changed ours,” Earnest said. Read more »

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Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement

Major League Baseball will use Tuesday's All-Star game to make a major pro-LGBT announcement about homophobia in the sport. 

Just before Tuesday night's All-Star game in Minneapolis, Major League Baseball will make a major announcement about homophobia in baseball. 

Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler is reporting that tomorrow's announcement "will dramatically shift" MLB's "ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the League." Read more »

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Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage

Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage

Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values. Read more »

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Location

US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for a free kids’ clinic and find out how to establish a college savings game plan – Sponsored by Waddell & Reed, Inc.

WHEN:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TIME:

2 - 4 PM

(Registration begins at 1:30 PM in the main ticketing pavilion. Online registration is also available. See instructions below.)

WHERE:

US Airways Center

201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free parking: USAC Garage located on 1st Street,
just south of Jefferson Street

WHY:

To have fun, practice basketball skills and learn about ways to save for college, which includes the Ivy Funds Invest Ed 529 Plan. Read more »

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