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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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How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights

How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights

The deadly disease, renamed acquired immune deficiency syndrome after the virus was identified, travelled quickly through the gay community, but fear travelled even faster in mainstream society.

Gay men, even men suspected of being gay, lost their jobs – they were evicted from apartments and they were ostracized. Newspapers carried earnest stories about the risks of catching AIDS from a toilet seat in a public restroom. Funeral homes refused to handle bodies, and hospitals turned patients away, or placed them in isolation. There was talk of quarantining the sick in modern-day leper colonies and tattooing the infected to warn prospective sex partners of the danger. Read more »

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Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people

Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people

Cities have become the battleground that pits individuals who advocate for religious liberties against those who struggle to secure equal rights for gay and transgender Americans.

The local clashes come after a more than 20-year effort by gay-rights groups to push the United States Congress to pass a federal law that would ban employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) 64-32, bolstering gay-rights advocates' hopes for sweeping change. The measure stalled in the House.

Gay-rights leaders have increasingly sought success on a more local level. Read more »

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Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC's 'Americans For Marriage Equality' Campaign

Following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Susan Sarandon and Tony Hawk, chef and Emmy-winning television host Anthony Bourdain spoke out in support of same-sex marriage this week as part of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

"The people I admire -- whoever they are, wherever they are -- are people who are proud, who do things with love [and] feel a sense of responsibility to others," Bourdain says in the HRC clip. "The desire to love and be responsible to another person, to commit to another human being -- these are virtues."

Among those to praise the "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" host, 58, was HRC spokesperson Charles Joughin. Read more »

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Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce

Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie could get his Hawaiian marriage dissolved in an Arizona court.

The ruling means that, in Arizona, transgender persons who have legally changed their birth certificates to reflect their new gender are afforded the same rights to get driver's licenses and marriage licenses as any other individuals.

Beatie, 40, was born female, but in 1997, he began testing to determine his psychological gender, and in 2002 underwent the first of his gender-reassignment surgeries. Under Hawaiian law, he was able to have his birth certificate amended and be legally recognized as male. He subsequently married. Read more »

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ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay

ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay

One thing that's been made clear throughout Arizona State University's first two weeks of practice: The Sun Devils' theme of brotherhood.

And that's no different today, when the news broke nationally that Chip Sarafin, a non-scholarship offensive lineman, has come out publicly as gay.

In this month's issue of Tempe-based Compete magazine, Sarafin tells writer Joshua Wyrick that he is gay.

According to Wyrik, ASU offered up the story, telling the magazine's editor-in-chief about Sarafin being open with his teammates. Then the university suggested Wyrik, a recent ASU graduate, come out as soon as possible for an interview on campus. Read more »

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63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy

63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy

Dozens of Texas lawmakers believe that overturning the state’s ban on same-gender marriage will lead to the legalization of incest, pedophilia and polygamy, and are using that argument to try to convince a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

In an amicus brief filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 63 members of the Texas legislature claimed that a federal court overstepped its bounds in ruling the state’s same-gender-marriage ban unconstitutional. Read more »

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