Mayor Greg Stanton

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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Phoenix Leads Nation in Innovation & Efficiency

Phoenix Leads Nation in Innovation and EffeciencyPhoenix’s Innovation and Efficiency efforts are leading the way nationally,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “As a leader of the city, I get my best ideas from listening to people. We want to put as many of the city’s best ideas forward as possible.”

This deserves a huge round of applause! Read more »

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Mayor Stanton at the Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Mayor Stanton was on hand to speak at the Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards in support of diversity and the LGBT community. Mayor Stanton said "I'm looking forward to Spotlight on Success to celebrate diversity in business and LGBT History Month because it's an essential part of how Phoenix can become more competitive in a global economy.  Valuing our diverse communities is also the right thing to do. I'm especially proud to participate in celebrating Nelda and Karen's 54 years together as a family. That's a milestone, straight or gay."  Check out the Mayor's speech here.

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Mayor Greg Stanton's PSA in Support of AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is supporting the 2012 AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run, with this wonderful PSA.  Please take a moment to view the PSA, then considering walking with Team ONE Community!

ONE Community is sponsoring the event again this year, and invites you to join our team: Friends Furrever!  A collaboration with OpenSpark, Valley Leadership, Joshua Tree Feeding Program, and ONE Community.

Click here to Register Today, and select team "Friends Furrever"

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to Join Mercury's Practice on Monday

Mayor Stanton to practice against the Mercury players

WHAT: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will show off his basketball skills and join the Phoenix Mercury during their practice on Monday, August 13.  He will run drills and complete a full Mercury practice and work out. 

The Mayor, an avid basketball fan who plays basketball to work out, submitted a video on PhoenixMercury.com pleading his case on why he should be given a chance to play with the two-time champions.  

The Mayor’s appearance will tipoff the Mercury’s return to action following the 2012 Olympics. 

WHO: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton & Phoenix Mercury team Read more »

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