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Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Fry's V.I.P Rewards members can register their card to benefit the ONE Community Foundation. Every time you shop at Fry's a portion of your sale will directly benefit us. The good news is it's free and all you have to do is register your rewards card.   Read more »

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REPUBLIC SERVICES JOINS ARIZONA BUSINESSES SUPPORTING UNITY PLEDGE

REPUBLIC SERVICES JOINS ARIZONA BUSINESSES SUPPORTING UNITY PLEDGE

PHOENIX (Feb. 10, 2014) – Today, Phoenix-based Republic Services announced it has signed theUNITY Pledge. Created in 2013 by ONE Community, the Pledge gives Arizona businesses and individuals a way to demonstrate support for workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and hospitality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals.  Read more »

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Glendale to consider anti-discrimination law for LGBT

Glendale to consider anti-discrimination law for LGBT

Glendale would be Arizona's fifth city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect gay workers under a proposal from a city councilman.

The goal is protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations, Councilman Gary Sherwood said.

He wants the city to pass an ordinance before Glendale hosts Super Bowl XLIX on Feb.1.

"I think we need to show inclusiveness, that we are a diverse community in light of the rulings" of Oct.17 allowing marriage equality in Arizona, Sherwood said. Read more »

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Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay In Powerful Businessweek Essay

Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay In Powerful Businessweek Essay

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in a powerful essay for Bloomberg Businessweek.

In the essay, published Thursday, Cook said that he has never denied being gay, but has not publicly discussed his sexuality until now: "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

He described how his sexuality has given him an acute social perspective. Read more »

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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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Phoenix leaders say gay-marriage ruling good for business

Phoenix leaders say gay-marriage ruling good for business

Opponents of gay marriage, including Gov.Jan Brewer and Catholic bishops, criticized the judge's decision. Brewer said that with its decision, the court was eroding the people's power and overstepping its bounds. Brewer noted that Arizona voters in 2008 approved a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

We asked: What impact do you think the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage will have in Phoenix? Please indicate whether you support or oppose the decision. Read more »

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