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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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Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, arguing that the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.

But Baker put her ruling on hold, and the state is expected to appeal it to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis. Read more »

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Toad, 'Super Mario Bros' Nintendo Character, Doesn't Identify Along The Gender Binary

Toad, 'Super Mario Bros' Nintendo Character, Doesn't Identify Along The Gender Binary

Gaming giant Nintendo made a shocking announcement last week that one of its most beloved characters doesn't identify along the gender binary.

Toad, Mario's buddy in classic games like "Super Mario Bros. 2," has long been assumed to be male but was in fact intended to be genderless. During an interview discussing "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker," a new game from Nintendo, producer Koichi Hayashida revealed some surprising new info about Toad, Toadette and the gender binary. Read more »

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Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military Members, Advocates

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military Members, Advocates

Defense secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation Monday, leaving a tumultuous legacy with LGBT activists and some key promises on adjusting policies to make the military more LGBT-inclusive.

According to the Associated Press, Hagel is stepping down after a difficult time settling into the White House's national security team. He is the first senior Obama cabinet member to announce he is stepping down following the November midterm election, which was marked by Republican wins. Eric Holder announced in September that he would leave his position as attorney general. Read more »

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Super Bowl 50 Is Working Hard to Be LGBT-Friendly

Super Bowl 50 Is Working Hard to Be LGBT-Friendly

Apart from certain religious hierarchies, professional sports remains perhaps the biggest pocket of institutional homophobia left in American society. 

But that, too, might be changing.

The Chronicle reported last week that in preparation for Super Bowl 50 (which will be played in 2016 at Levi’s Stadium), the National Football League is adding LGBT-owned small businesses to its outreach efforts. Business Connect, which is intended to “increase opportunities for minority, women, disabled veteran” and LGBT-owned businesses, is a joint project between the NFL and the Bay Area’s host committee. Apart from being the right thing to do, it's also a shrewd business move in such an LGBT-heavy region. Read more »

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Phoenix College Holiday Art Fair

Artwork produced by students and faculty of Phoenix College, great idea for
holiday gifts! There will be hundreds of pieces available in ceramics, jewelry, glass works, paintings, drawings and much more.

Wednesday December 3th and Thursday December 4th
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Eric Fischl Gallery of the Fine Arts Building

Use the North parking lot, SW corner of Flower and 11th Ave.

Call 602-285-7200 for more information.
CASH ONLY SALES are accepted.
 

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Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

The largest-ever study has been conducted into the existence of a "gay gene" and its results leaves researchers believing the view that sexuality is a choice is discredited.

Conducted by the NorthShore Research Institute in the US, the study found clear links between two specific areas of the human genome and male homosexuality.

The genetic areas had also been associated with homosexuality in earlier studies.

Lead scientist Alan Sanders declared that the work "erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice". Read more »

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