Mayor Greg Stanton

Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined with several other mayors from across the U.S. to urge Congressional leaders to create legislation to counteract the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

In a joint letter to Congress, the mayors call for legislation to safeguard against possible repercussions of the recent Court decision that “could undermine basic anti-discrimination laws and protections of individual liberties at the federal, state and local levels.”

The mayors also warn of some groups that have already begun to use the decision to challenge anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodation. Read more »

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Where to get tested for free in Arizona on National HIV Testing Day

Where to get tested for free in Arizona on National HIV Testing Day

It's easy to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that HIV is something that only happens to other people, but as of 2012, there were 15,228 people living with HIV in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

And It's estimated between 1,800 and 4,000 Arizona residents don't know they are HIV positive.

Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and organizations all over Arizona are teaming up to raise awareness and offer free HIV tests.

Visit one of the eight Walgreens locations open in Phoenix and Tucson for testingThursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29, for a confidential HIV test with results in 20 minutes or less. Read more »

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Mayors Take Stand Against Their States' Anti-Gay Policies

Mayors Take Stand Against Their States' Anti-Gay Policies

City leaders from several states with gay marriage bans took a stand for marriage equality Monday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Dallas, when they signed a resolution calling on the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination nationwide.

Despite their states' bans on same-sex marriage, mayors from Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Georgia were instrumental in the resolution’s passage. Among the signers were Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Read more »

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Stanton, Council Ask Governor to Veto S.B. 1062

Mayor Greg Stanton and the City Council voted this afternoon to ask Gov. Jan Brewer to veto S.B. 1062, ill-conceived legislation that would provide new legal protections to those who actively discriminate against members of the LGBT community.

The Council urged a veto with an 8 to 1 vote. Councilman Sal DiCiccio was the only council member to support the bill.

“Phoenix is an open, tolerant and inclusive community that respects the rights of every person,” said Stanton. “I’m proud that the City Council spoke with a strong and united voice that this bill is wrong, and must be vetoed.” Read more »

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Location

A. E. England
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

What -- Red is the Night

The evening is a mix of friends, food, cocktails, music and a special silent auction -- the perfect mix of fun for a Friday evening in the summer!

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife, Nicole Stanton, are hosting the event.

Why -- Red is the Night

Proceeds from this new annual event will directly benefit the efforts of Aunt Rita's Foundation to launch a new education and outreach effort about HIV in Arizona - Project HIVAZ.

More than 100,000 people in Arizona have been affected by HIV. Project HIVAZ is the first statewide educational campaign designed to provide important knowledge to everyone in Arizona about HIV prevention, education & treatment.  Read more »

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Red is the Night Benefit Event - July 26

Red is the Night Benefit Event - July 26

What -- Red is the Night

The evening is a mix of friends, food, cocktails, music and a special silent auction -- the perfect mix of fun for a Friday evening in the summer!

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife, Nicole Stanton, are hosting the event.

Why -- Red is the Night

Proceeds from this new annual event will directly benefit the efforts of Aunt Rita's Foundation to launch a new education and outreach effort about HIV in Arizona - Project HIVAZ.

More than 100,000 people in Arizona have been affected by HIV. Project HIVAZ is the first statewide educational campaign designed to provide important knowledge to everyone in Arizona about HIV prevention, education & treatment.  Read more »

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton statement on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton statement on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

PHOENIX -- Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement Wednesday after the Supreme Court said a California ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

The statement has not been altered in any way.

"In our country, the most cherished promises are all people are created equal and the government must treat all people equally. Today's rulings from the Supreme Court go a long way to keeping these promises. I share in the joy of the LGBT community and allies for these momentous decisions. Read more »

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Organization kicks off state-wide UNITY Pledge in support of LGBT community

Organization kicks off state-wide UNITY Pledge in support of LGBT community

Business owners and individuals encouraged to stand up for diversity

ONE Community official kicked off the UNITY Pledge campaign with a press conference with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on Friday.

“The costs of discrimination are too high.  Not just the human toll, especially bullying and teen suicide, but the economic costs.  The UNITY Pledge shows that Arizona businesses are on the right side of history and economics.  If our region wants to remain competitive in the global economy, discrimination against the LGBT community, against anyone, has to stop.  Arizona businesses get it,” states Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.  Read more »

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole named ECHO Magazine's Man and Woman of the Year

For their support of the LGBT community, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole have been named Man and Woman of the Year by Echo Magazine, Arizona’s leading publication for the LGBT community.

The Stantons are featured in a cover story interview in Echo Magazine’s Dec. 20 Year in Review edition, which also includes an honor roll of other local allies and a review of the top LGBT stories of the year.

Since Mayor Stanton took office in January, the Stantons have been advocates for many of the LGBT community’s core issues, including anti-bullying, anti-discrimination, marriage equality and HIV/AIDS awareness. Read more »

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