Spotlight On Success Awards Luncheon

The ONE Community Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards

Celebrating our past, present and future

The Sheraton Downtown, 340 N. 3rd Street

Business Expo: 9:30-11:00

11:00 Doors Open, 11:30 Luncheon

1:30 Cocktail Reception

October is LGBT History Month.  LGBT History Month began in the United States and was first celebrated in October 1994.  In 1995, the National Education Association showed support of LGBT History Month as well as other history months by resolution at its General Assembly.

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Bias against gays: It's bad for business — and us all

Bias against gays: It's bad for business — and us all

July Fourth is more than just a holiday. It's a statement about the values we hold as Arizonans and Westerners, the freedom to make our own choices, live our own live and look forward to a better Arizona.

More than 70 percent of Arizonans believe there is equality in places of employment for all in our state. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Today, in Arizona, you can still be fired for who you are and who you may love. Read more »

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Location

Arizona Summit Law School
1 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join ONE Community for our July 25 Financial Fitness Lunch and Learn: Investment Planning

The LGBT community is less financially and legally prepared than our heterosexual counterparts. The community has unique legal needs to ensure that our families are protected and our wishes are carried out.

Each topic will be featured at a moderated lunch and learn with a panel of ONE Community business professionals offering advice on the topics followed by a Q & A from the audience.

These monthly, informative lunch and learns provide an opportunity for ONE Community business members to connect with and educate the LGBT and allied communities on the financial and legal necessities of thee LGBT community.. Read more »

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Multicultural Networking and Recruitment Forum

With over $830 billion in buying power, the LGBT community is the most culturally diverse of all of our emerging communities. Join ONE Community as we celebrate diversity and network with companies from around the valley who know that diversity is the key to a successful workforce. Join us Monday August 4th from 4:30 to 7 for the ONE Community Multicultural Networking and Recruitment Forum at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. 

Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available for this special event. For more information on how to get your business in-front of the loyal and diverse LGBT and allied communities, send us an email at info@ONEcommunity.co

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It is with much enthusiasm that we welcome you to the CHANGE AGENT Program.  Presented by PetSmart the CHANGE AGENT Program was designed to give you—our present and future business leaders—the tools you need to spread the word about UNITY Pledge.

Spread a message dear to your heart
Network with others who share your passion
Make a difference in your community Read more »

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Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue

Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue

Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge there’s a good reason Arizona won’t let gays marry: They can’t reproduce, at least not without the help of a third person.

Papers filed in federal court defending the ban say voters, in approving the constitutional amendment in 2008, are entitled to “define marriage for their community.” But the lawyers also are arguing to U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick there’s a public purpose in the state getting into the business of regulating private relationships: Ensuring that children are, whenever possible, raised by a biological mother and biological father. Read more »

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Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage

Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage

GOP Rep. David Jolly of Florida came out this week in support of marriage equality for gay couples.

The congressman told The Washington Post on Monday that his personal views about marriage center on it being a union between a man and a woman. But, he added, states should not define the “sanctity” of marriage.

“As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage,” Jolly said in a statement to the Post. “But as a matter of constitutional principle I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty. To me, that means that the sanctity of one’s marriage should be defined by their faith and by their church, not by their state.” Read more »

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Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

A study released Monday at the conference shows that vulnerable communities in Nigeria fared far worse after legislation was passed criminalizing gay male sex. And in a panel scheduled for Wednesday , researchers were expected to discuss way to help advocates, doctors and patients combat stigma. Read more »

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