Tim Cook Speaks Up

Tim Cook Speaks Up

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.

At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself with that question, and I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today. Read more »

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America's 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults

America's 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults

The world's first report on measuring the value of LGBT workplace diversity in dollar terms is about to be released.

The new report, "LGBT Diversity: Show Me the Business Case," reveals that companies that bother to invest resources in making workplaces more welcoming and comfortable for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff can realize big returns, from increasing productivity to reducing exits by LGBT staff who feel uncomfortable.

In the UK this is a big issue, and as you will see below, it is also a major issue in the U.S.

It costs a lot to replace lost staff, so this new report is timely -- and important -- for American business. Read more »

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Arizona reviewing records laws now that same-sex marriage is legal

Arizona reviewing records laws now that same-sex marriage is legal

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reviewing the state’s vital records law now that same-sex marriage is legal under a federal court ruling.

Health Services Director Will Humble says a spouse will be able to get a death certificate for a spouse regardless of gender.

Humble says his department doesn’t expect major changes in how it issues birth certificates.

But he says maternity and paternity laws are being reviewed to determine how to register a birth when a birth mother wants her same-sex spouse listed on the birth certificate as the other parent. Read more »

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Location

Mayo Clinic
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054

The Arizona Men’s Health & Wellness Expo is designed to promote awareness about prostate cancer in particular and Men’s Health in general. This year’s event will feature presentations from national experts on topics including prostate cancer awareness, prevention, & treatment; testosterone replacement; exercise and injury prevention; fitness & nutrition; sexual health, erectile dysfunction treatments, heart health and much more! Read more »

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Location

10 W W Portland St
Phoenix, AZ

Celebrate 10 years of supporting local businesses in Arizona! #LFAFallFest

The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona.

This year's festival will feature the following activities: 

- Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks
- A beverage garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits sponsored in part by Postino WineCafe, The Phoenix Ale Brewery, The Grand Canyon Winery, Historic Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company, SanTan Brewing Company, and Dos Cabezas WineWorks Read more »

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Obama: 'I Think The Equal Protection Clause Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage' In All States

President Barack Obama seems to have changed his tune on gay marriage, telling The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin he believes same-sex couples in all 50 states should be allowed to marry under the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

Obama first publicly backed gay marriage in May 2012, but noted he thought the issue should be left to the states. Speaking with Toobin for the Oct. 27 issue of The New Yorker, Obama said the best Supreme Court decision since he took office was the recent rejection of gay marriage appeals from five states, a move the president said is "a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in society and that the law is having to catch up." Read more »

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Gay-marriage ruling brings new legal questions

Gay-marriage ruling brings new legal questions

Same-sex couples in Arizona this weekend celebrated their newly won right to marry. But their fight for equality under the law isn't over.

Arizona is not among the 30 states with laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, potentially leaving them vulnerable to workplace discrimination. And a number of laws include wording that could allow the state to discriminate against same-sex couples, including a 2011 statute that explicitly gives a married man and woman preference in adoptions.

And then there are details to be worked out when same-sex couples arrive at the hospital to have a baby, and then when Arizona same-sex couples face less joyful firsts, from the first couple to seek a divorce to custody battles. Read more »

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Ariz. businesses celebrate gay marriage with discounts, deals

Ariz. businesses celebrate gay marriage with discounts, deals

Businesses in Arizona seized on the lift of the gay-marriage ban as a marketing opportunity, offering discounts to same-sex couples on everything from bar tabs to hair stylings to hotel stays.

Social-media accounts began humming with electronic deals for gay couples minutes after Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced he would not appeal a U.S. District Court decision striking down the state's ban.

"Let the honeymoon food come to you," read a promotion for Sunfare, a Deer Valley-area company that delivers specialized meals Valley-wide. "Sign up for Sunfare anytime this week for 25 percent off your first three family dinners." Read more »

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