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Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program

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jor League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer Billy Bean as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean's job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league's workplace code of conduct. Bean will focus not just on sexual orientation, but also intersections of race, gender and other issues of diversity. Read more »

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Quiessence Hosts Pillsbury Wine Company Dinner

Quiessence Hosts Pillsbury Wine Company Dinner

Whisk away to the wine groves of Southern Arizona as Sam Pillsbury takes you on a summer wine tasting journey with his collection of exclusive traditional and blended wines at Quiessence at The Farm.

Paired with delicate dishes sourced straight from local Phoenix farmers and the Quiessence edible garden, Chef Dustin Christofolo will be creating a four course menu to compliment the tasting. Utilizing his experience from the Wine Immersion Program at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Chef Dustin is able to combine his modern twist on classic food techniques to highlight Pillsbury’s award-winning wines.

Enjoy this chef dinner and wine pairings at our community dinner table in our private solarium, overlooking our back patio garden. Read more »

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Big Band at The Farm

Big Band at The Farm

Join us for a night of dining and dancing under a full moon and stars, as Quiessence hosts the first evening version of Big Band at The Farm. Chef Dustin will create a three-course garden to table menu to start off the night. The Upper East Side Big Band, Arizona’s premier jazz band, will take you on a vintage jazz and ballad journey with sounds from Pink Martini, Anyone?

1st Course
Artisan and Farmstead Cheese with Pickled Vegetables, Fig Jam and Wood Fired Ciabatta
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Farm Wild Green Salad Shaved Radishes, Turnips, Carrots, Goat Cheese, Preserved Lemon Dressing Read more »

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Nintendo Apologizes Over Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Nintendo Apologizes Over Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.

Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organizations this past week after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game "Tomodachi Life." Read more »

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Shocking death threat to 5 year old actress after her Disney TV show featured lesbian moms

Los Angeles police are investigating online death threats being made against 5 year old Mia Talerico believed to be connected to her show on The Disney Channel featuring two lesbian moms.

Talerico, one of the stars of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie, began to receive threats on her Instagram account including one, according to TMZ, which stated to the: 'Die Mia, F**king Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die.'

Also sent was a photo of the kindergartener's head with a bloody fist covering and the message: 'Yes, kill you stupid bitch.'

Talerico's mother contacted police.

The actress plays Charlie Duncan on the series. Read more »

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Spring Training: Be In the center of it all in downtown PHX

Spring Training: Be In the center of it all in downtown PHX

Batter up! Spring training is fast approaching and downtown Phoenix is centrally located near all spring training stadiums. Both Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and The Westin Phoenix Downtown have spring training offers, which are listed below. Let me know if you need can include this in an upcoming opportunity or if you need additional information and/or pictures.
 
Take a peek at where we’re located in relation to the stadiums:www.starwoodpromos.com/springtraining2014/Phoenix-Downtown.swf

Spring Training: Be In the center of it all in downtown PHX  
 
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Read more »

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Football player’s coming-out story disproves every dumb theory about gay athletes

Football player’s coming-out story disproves every dumb theory about gay athletes

Conner Mertens, the Willamette University football team‘s up-and-coming kicker, had asked head coach Glen Fowles for some office time last Monday to discuss something important. Fowles has been on the team’s staff for 18 years. He’s moved up the ranks from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator and a year ago was named the team’s head coach. Before that he played on the offensive line for the Bearcats for two seasons.

In his two decades at Willamette, an hour south of Portland, Ore., he’s never had to handle anything like this. Read more »

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Phoenix Pride Announces 2014 Phoenix Pride Parade Grand Marshals

Phoenix Pride Announces 2014 Phoenix Pride Parade Grand Marshals

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix Pride is pleased to announce the 2014 Phoenix Pride Parade Community and Celebrity Grand Marshals. The Community Grand Marshal is longtime Phoenix Pride volunteer, Lloyd Mays. The Celebrity Grand Marshal is world renowned athlete and LGBTQ advocate, Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury. Read more »

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Start 2014 New - Donate or Shop with Epic Thrift

Start 2014 New - Donate or Shop with Epic Thrift

Donate or Shop
with Epic Thrift
Jan. 1 – Jan. 31, 2014
It's a new year, ring it in with a new you. Update your wardrobe (affordably). Clean out those closets to make room for the new. With Epic Thrift start 2014 off fresh and support Phoenix Women’s Chorus.
 
SHOP – 10% of all purchases made Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 Read more »

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