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Committed to the Community. http://www.onecommunity.co/rss.xml en Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/court-adds-gay-marriage-sept-29-agenda <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/37/court-adds-gay-marriage-sept-29-agenda" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/court_adds_gay_marriage_to_sept._29_agenda.jpg" alt="Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda" title="Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices&#39; agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.</p> <p>The action Wednesday does not mean that the court will decide that day to hear state appeals of lower court rulings that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. But the late September conference will be the first time the justices have the issue before them. The meeting will be the justices&#39; first since late June.</p> <p>Appeals have been filed from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The gay couples who won in each case in the lower courts also favor Supreme Court review.</p> <p>The justices could put off deciding whether to take up gay marriage until January and still be able to issue a decision by late June.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/court-adds-gay-marriage-sept-29-agenda" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/court-adds-gay-marriage-sept-29-agenda" dc:title="Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6085" /> </rdf:RDF> --> closed-door conference Gay Marriage gay marriage cases justices lower court rulings lower courts same-sex marriage state appeals Supreme Court Supreme Court review civil rights Equality Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:02:17 +0000 ONE Community 6085 at http://www.onecommunity.co Court Adds Gay Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda ONE Community Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates? http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/are-corporations-the-new-lgbt-advocates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/37/are-corporations-the-new-lgbt-advocates" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/are_corporations_the_new_lgbt_advocates.jpg" alt="Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates?" title="Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates?" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re at 19 states and counting when it comes to same-sex marriage, which is great. But most people don&rsquo;t realize there are still 32 states where you can be fired just for being LGBT.</p> <p>President Obama&rsquo;s executive order is only for federal contractors and the proposed national law (ENDA) is flawed and stalled in congress.</p> <p>The next frontier for LGBT rights is in the workplace with corporations leading the way where state and federal law falls short.</p> <p>Finding equality in the workplace is an issue many LGBT people struggle with every day.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/are-corporations-the-new-lgbt-advocates" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/are-corporations-the-new-lgbt-advocates" dc:title="Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates?" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6081" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/are-corporations-the-new-lgbt-advocates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-gay legislation Arizona Coca-Cola Congress ENDA Equal Workplace Advocates Equal Workplace Summit executive executive order federal contractors federal law georgia largest convening LGBT LGBT equality LGBT people LGBT rights LGBT talent pool national law ENDA New LGBT Advocates non-profit group President Obama same-sex marriage SAN FRANCISCO societal acceptance civil rights Equality Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:05:04 +0000 ONE Community 6081 at http://www.onecommunity.co Are Corporations The New LGBT Advocates? ONE Community 9th Circuit asks tough questions of gay-marriage bans http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/9th-circuit-asks-tough-questions-gay-marriage-bans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/37/9th-circuit-asks-tough-questions-gay-marriage-bans" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/9th_circuit_asks_tough_questions_of_gay-marriage_bans.jpg" alt="9th Circuit asks tough questions of gay-marriage bans" title="9th Circuit asks tough questions of gay-marriage bans" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today pummeled the defenders of three state laws that forbid same-sex couples from marrying.</p> <p>The cases being heard by a three-judge panel were filed in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. Arizona is part of the San Francisco-based 9th circuit, so any ruling will apply to this state as well. The laws being challenged are similar to Arizona&#39;s, which defines marriage as between only one man and one woman.</p> <p>Attorney Monte Stewart, with the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, defended the Idaho and Nevada laws before the court. He focused on the argument that allowing &quot;genderless marriage&quot; would lead to an increase in fatherless children and undermine what he called the child&#39;s &quot;bonding right.&quot;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/9th-circuit-asks-tough-questions-gay-marriage-bans" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/9th-circuit-asks-tough-questions-gay-marriage-bans" dc:title="9th Circuit asks tough questions of gay-marriage bans" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6079" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/9th-circuit-asks-tough-questions-gay-marriage-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> appeals court judges arguments Arizona Arizona Court Attorney Deborah Ferguson Attorney Monte Stewart attorney Tara Borelli case cases circuit Circuit opinion Francisco-based 9th circuit gay rights issues genderless marriage high court Judge Marsha Berzon Judge Ronald Gould Judge Stephen Reinhardt juror discrimination case marriage marriage ban Marsha Berzon Monte Stewart opinion President Jimmy Carter radically different meaning same-sex couples same-sex marriage Supreme Court U.S. Circuit Court U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals U.S. Court U.S. District Judge U.S. Supreme Court civil rights Equality Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:56:46 +0000 ONE Community 6079 at http://www.onecommunity.co 9th Circuit asks tough questions of gay-marriage bans ONE Community Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2 http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/babby-buys-tickets-fans-go-wnba-finals-game-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/37/babby-buys-tickets-fans-go-wnba-finals-game-2" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/babby_buys_tickets_for_fans_to_go_to_wnba_finals_game_2.jpg" alt="Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2" title="Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>PHOENIX &ndash;&nbsp;After more than 13,000 fans packed US Airways Center today for the Phoenix Mercury&rsquo;s victory in Game 1 of the 2014 WNBA Finals, Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby has joined the city&rsquo;s swell of support for the Mercury by purchasing upper level seats for Game 2 this Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. (Note the special start time). Several thousand seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3 p.m. on game day on the US Airways Center Plaza.</p> <p>Thousands redeemed upper-level seats for Game 1 today after Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek bought tickets for Phoenix fans.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/babby-buys-tickets-fans-go-wnba-finals-game-2" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/babby-buys-tickets-fans-go-wnba-finals-game-2" dc:title="Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6078" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/babby-buys-tickets-fans-go-wnba-finals-game-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airways Center Airways Center Plaza Babby Buys Tickets Operations Lon Babby Phoenix Suns President special start time Suns Suns Head Coach upper level seats US Airways Center US Airways Center Plaza WNBA WNBA Finals WNBA Finals Game WNBA Playoffs thanks civil rights Equality Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:25:28 +0000 ONE Community 6078 at http://www.onecommunity.co Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2 ONE Community The Trans-Everything CEO http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/the-trans-everything-ceo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/37/the-trans-everything-ceo" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/the_trans-everything_ceo.jpg" alt="The Trans-Everything CEO" title="The Trans-Everything CEO" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>O</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/the-trans-everything-ceo" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/the-trans-everything-ceo" dc:title="The Trans-Everything CEO" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6077" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/37/the-trans-everything-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 59-year-old founder Bina Aspen Compensation levels corporate jungle curly hair equally aggressive/nurturing person female CEO female CEOs gender categories gender matters Grand Martine. 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Women young grandchildren Business Buying power civil rights Equality Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:23:10 +0000 ONE Community 6077 at http://www.onecommunity.co The Trans-Everything CEO ONE Community 8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 34,000 Participants Worldwide http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/8th-annual-lgbt-community-survey%C2%AE-reports-the-attitudes-and-consumer-behavior-34000-par <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/8th-annual-lgbt-community-survey%C2%AE-reports-the-attitudes-and-consumer-behavior-34000-par" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/8th_annual_lgbt_community_surveyr_reports_on_the_attitudes_and_consumer_behavior_of_34000_participants_worldwide.jpg" alt="8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 34,000 Participants Worldwide" title="8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 34,000 Participants Worldwide" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For more information<br /> David Paisley, Senior Research Director, Community Marketing, Inc.,<br /> 415/437-3800,&nbsp;david@communitymarketinginc.com<br /> For Immediate Release<br /> August 29, 2014<br /> San Francisco, CA</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/8th-annual-lgbt-community-survey%C2%AE-reports-the-attitudes-and-consumer-behavior-34000-par" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/8th-annual-lgbt-community-survey%C2%AE-reports-the-attitudes-and-consumer-behavior-34000-par" dc:title="8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 34,000 Participants Worldwide" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6074" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/8th-annual-lgbt-community-survey%C2%AE-reports-the-attitudes-and-consumer-behavior-34000-par" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Annual LGBT Community CMI s LGBT Community Marketing Corporate LGBT Outreach gay men LGBT Baby Boom LGBT baby boomers lgbt communities lgbt community LGBT Community Survey LGBT consumer research LGBT discrimination LGBT media LGBT millennials LGBT participants LGBT Relationship Terminology LGBT relationships LGBT Research lgbt sports NGLCC-Certified LGBT Owned United States civil rights Equality Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:07:01 +0000 ONE Community 6074 at http://www.onecommunity.co 8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 34,000 Participants Worldwide ONE Community Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/hornacek-purchases-seats-fans-wnba-finals-game <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/hornacek-purchases-seats-fans-wnba-finals-game" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/hornacek_purchases_seats_for_fans_to_wnba_finals_game.jpg" alt="Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game" title="Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Phoenix Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek has joined the city&rsquo;s swell of support for the 2014 Western Conference Champion Phoenix Mercury by purchasing upper level seats at US Airways Center for Game 1 of the 2014 WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky on Sunday, September 7 at 12:30 p.m. Several thousand seats are available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 a.m. on game day on the US Airways Center Plaza.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a championship series,&rdquo; said Coach Hornacek. &ldquo;After witnessing the amazing crowd in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, I wanted to show my support for this team and provide Phoenix residents the opportunity to cheer on the Mercury from all areas of the arena.&rdquo;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/hornacek-purchases-seats-fans-wnba-finals-game" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/hornacek-purchases-seats-fans-wnba-finals-game" dc:title="Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6072" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/hornacek-purchases-seats-fans-wnba-finals-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airways Center Champion Phoenix Mercury Hornacek Purchases Seats US Airways Center US Airways Center Plaza Western Conference Finals WNBA WNBA Finals WNBA Finals Game WNBA Playoffs thanks civil rights Equality Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:31:45 +0000 ONE Community 6072 at http://www.onecommunity.co Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game ONE Community U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible' http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/us-court-rejects-gay-marriage-bans-implausible <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/us-court-rejects-gay-marriage-bans-implausible" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/u.s._court_rejects_gay-marriage_bans_as_039implausible039.jpeg" alt="U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as &amp;#039;implausible&amp;#039;" title="U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as &#039;implausible&#039;" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A U.S. appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as &quot;totally implausible&quot; on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.</p> <p>Judge Richard Posner, appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1981, wrote the unanimous decision on behalf of a three-judge panel of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled against the bans.</p> <p>The unusually swift decision, issued just over a week after the court heard oral arguments in two different cases, does not take immediate effect and is unlikely do so until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in during its coming term.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/us-court-rejects-gay-marriage-bans-implausible" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/us-court-rejects-gay-marriage-bans-implausible" dc:title="U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as &#039;implausible&#039;" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6071" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/us-court-rejects-gay-marriage-bans-implausible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> appeals court ruling Gay Marriage Judge Richard Posner Supreme Court Supreme Court Ruling U.S. appeals court U.S. Circuit Court U.S. Supreme Court united states supreme court civil rights Equality Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:26:51 +0000 ONE Community 6071 at http://www.onecommunity.co U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible' ONE Community Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/glendale-chamber-commerce-and-glendale-convention-and-visitors-bureau-sign-the-unity-pl <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/glendale-chamber-commerce-and-glendale-convention-and-visitors-bureau-sign-the-unity-pl" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/glendale_chamber_of_commerce_and_glendale_convention_and_visitors_bureau_sign_the_unity_pledge_in_support_of_diversity.jpg" alt="Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity" title="Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>September 4th, 2014 (Phoenix AZ)&nbsp;&ndash;The Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce have signed the UNITY Pledge.&nbsp; They join other member based organizations in this commitment including Local First Arizona, the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Asian American Professionals, AZ Chapter of Hospitality Sales &amp; Marketing Assn. </p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/glendale-chamber-commerce-and-glendale-convention-and-visitors-bureau-sign-the-unity-pl" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/glendale-chamber-commerce-and-glendale-convention-and-visitors-bureau-sign-the-unity-pl" dc:title="Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6070" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/glendale-chamber-commerce-and-glendale-convention-and-visitors-bureau-sign-the-unity-pl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona commitment including Local First Arizona the Greater Phoenix Glendale Chamber Glendale Chamber of Commerce Glendale Convention Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau One Community Unity Pledge Visitors Bureau civil rights Equality Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:41:34 +0000 ONE Community 6070 at http://www.onecommunity.co Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity ONE Community Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers? http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/arizona-cities-respect-human-dignity-can-lawmakers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/arizona-cities-respect-human-dignity-can-lawmakers" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/arizona_cities_respect_human_dignity_can_lawmakers.jpg" alt="Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers?" title="Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers?" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Arizona cities are moving steadily forward in embracing equality. The state needs to do the same.</p> <p>Sound naive? Sure it does. When it comes to rights based on sexual orientation or sexual identity, Arizona lawmakers are better known for racing backward.</p> <p>But this is about basic human dignity.</p> <p>The cities are showing the way.</p> <p>Tempe&#39;s vote to become the&nbsp;first city in the state&nbsp;to enshrine protections for LGBT city workers in its charter showed strong public support. And let&#39;s face it: Taking the question to the voters last week was gutsy.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/arizona-cities-respect-human-dignity-can-lawmakers" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/arizona-cities-respect-human-dignity-can-lawmakers" dc:title="Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers?" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6069" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/arizona-cities-respect-human-dignity-can-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-discrimination law Arizona Arizona cities Arizona lawmakers basic human dignity Bisbee City Council City Council constitutional rights council-passed protections General Tom Horne Gov. Jan Brewer human dignity LGBT city workers present concern respect human dignity Rights Scottsdale City Council sexual orientation state strong public support Tempe Tempe City Council workplace discrimination civil rights Equality Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:43:52 +0000 ONE Community 6069 at http://www.onecommunity.co Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers? ONE Community The Ins and Outs of LGBT Caregiving http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/the-ins-and-outs-lgbt-caregiving <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/the-ins-and-outs-lgbt-caregiving" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/the_ins_and_outs_of_lgbt_caregiving.png" alt="The Ins and Outs of LGBT Caregiving" title="The Ins and Outs of LGBT Caregiving" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We, (those of us older than 50) are now finding out what Bette Davis knew, that &ldquo;Old age ain&rsquo;t no place for sissies.&rdquo; Those of us who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) may have additional challenges including homophobia and heteronormativity, which can send us running back to the very closets we fought so hard to leave, according to Stein and colleagues in a 2010 article in the&nbsp;Journal of Gerontology Social Work. &nbsp;</p> <p>Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers<br /> By Ken South</p> <p>LGBT Individuals as Caregivers for Aging Parents and Partners<br /> By Kristina Hash</p> <p>Avoiding Complicated Grief among LGBT Caregivers<br /> By&nbsp;Eboni Green</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/the-ins-and-outs-lgbt-caregiving" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/the-ins-and-outs-lgbt-caregiving" dc:title="The Ins and Outs of LGBT Caregiving" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6067" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/the-ins-and-outs-lgbt-caregiving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adult children Aging Parents and Partners Bette Davis Cathy Croghan closeted LGBT elder LGBT parents film Gen Silent Gerontology Social Work heretofore invisible group heterosexual adult son Journal of Gerontology Social Work Ken South Kristina Hash lesbian older adults LGBT lgbt caregivers LGBT Caregiving lgbt elders LGBT individuals LGBT informal Caregiving older adult population older transgender woman overall older adult partner Pope et al. Societal Issues Faced civil rights Equality Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:33:53 +0000 ONE Community 6067 at http://www.onecommunity.co The Ins and Outs of LGBT Caregiving ONE Community Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/caregiving-twist-family-and-societal-issues-faced-lgbt-caregivers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/caregiving-twist-family-and-societal-issues-faced-lgbt-caregivers" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/caregiving_with_a_twist_family_and_societal_issues_faced_by_lgbt_caregivers.png" alt="Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers" title="Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having an informal caregiver significantly helps elders to avoid nursing home placement and remain in the community as they age. The unpaid care provided by an informal caregiver, in contrast with formal caregiving by paid staff (nurses, social workers, home health aides and personal care attendants) is performed by a relative, partner, friend or neighbor. This sort of caregiving is the central platform of the U.S. social service and healthcare plan to address the needs of the rapidly growing population of older adults. Informal caregiving had an estimated annual value of&nbsp;$450 billion in 2009. Because of this, there is considerable interest in developing programs and services that support these essential members of the nation&rsquo;s care plan for older adults.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/caregiving-twist-family-and-societal-issues-faced-lgbt-caregivers" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/caregiving-twist-family-and-societal-issues-faced-lgbt-caregivers" dc:title="Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6066" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/caregiving-twist-family-and-societal-issues-faced-lgbt-caregivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> caregiver support Family Caregiver Support informal caregiving larger population LGBT aging studies LGBT caregiver LGBT caregiver clients lgbt caregivers LGBT clients lgbt community LGBT community sub lgbt elders LGBT Families LGBT older adult LGBT older adults National LGBT Aging non-kin caregiving points nursing home placement older LGBT community partner percent potential caregiver traditional caregiving support civil rights Equality Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:30:45 +0000 ONE Community 6066 at http://www.onecommunity.co Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers ONE Community Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/activists-tempe-anti-discrimination-vote-sign-statewide-momentum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/activists-tempe-anti-discrimination-vote-sign-statewide-momentum" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/activists_tempe_anti-discrimination_vote_sign_of_statewide_momentum.jpg" alt="Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum" title="Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To activist Joshua Zaragoza, Tempe&rsquo;s overwhelming approval of workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender municipal workers is a springboard for other cities to pass non-discrimination measures.</p> <p>&ldquo;The objective and the goal in those cities would be to see a non-discrimination ordinance passed to send a message across the state and the country that those cities are open for business to everyone,&rdquo; said Zaragoza, senior field organizer for the&nbsp;Human Rights Campaign in Arizona.</p> <p>On Aug. 26, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 475, making Tempe the first Arizona city to amend its charter to ban discrimination against LGBT city workers. The measure also includes workplace protections for veterans.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/activists-tempe-anti-discrimination-vote-sign-statewide-momentum" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/activists-tempe-anti-discrimination-vote-sign-statewide-momentum" dc:title="Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6062" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/activists-tempe-anti-discrimination-vote-sign-statewide-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Arizona State University Human Rights Campaign Joshua Zaragoza LGBT city workers LGBT workplace protections non-discrimination ordinance popular vote.Unofficial results senior field organizer sexual orientation Tempe Tempe anti-discrimination vote Tempe City Council Tempe Councilman Kolby Tempe voters workplace protections Zaragoza civil rights Equality Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:30:13 +0000 ONE Community 6062 at http://www.onecommunity.co Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum ONE Community Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/scottsdale-may-consider-lgbt-equality-law <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/36/scottsdale-may-consider-lgbt-equality-law" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/scottsdale_may_consider_lgbt-equality_law.jpg" alt="Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law" title="Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Scottsdale City Council&#39;s recent approval of a unity pledge supporting workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has supporters asking if an anti-discrimination law could be next.</p> <p>On the heels of Tempe&#39;s voter-approved ban on LGBT worker discrimination last week, some say Scottsdale&#39;s pledge could be the first step toward considering an anti-discrimination ordinance, which would offer further legal protections for the LGBT community.</p> <p>&quot;I think we have some momentum with the unity pledge and certainly with unanimous support from the council,&quot; Scottsdale Councilwoman Virginia Korte said. &quot;I think that reflects an openness to an ordinance.&quot;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/scottsdale-may-consider-lgbt-equality-law" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/scottsdale-may-consider-lgbt-equality-law" dc:title="Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6061" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/36/scottsdale-may-consider-lgbt-equality-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-discrimination ordinance lgbt community Scottsdale Unity Pledge civil rights Equality Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:13:59 +0000 ONE Community 6061 at http://www.onecommunity.co Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law ONE Community Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/local-first-arizona-releases-fifth-edition-phoenix-small-wonders-map <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/local-first-arizona-releases-fifth-edition-phoenix-small-wonders-map" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/local_first_arizona_releases_fifth_edition_of_phoenix_small_wonders_map.jpg" alt="Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map" title="Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local First Arizona has released the fifth edition of the Phoenix Small Wonders map, a pocket-sized guide featuring nearly sixty local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, venues, and experiences located in the central Phoenix area. All of the businesses included in the guide are independently owned and operated.&nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;We created the Small Wonders maps series to help Arizona residents and visitors find the unique local businesses in their neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona. &ldquo;Our central Phoenix map has been one of our most popular maps. We have found that visitors especially love to use the map to find the best local restaurants and shops to experience Phoenix like a true local.&rdquo;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/local-first-arizona-releases-fifth-edition-phoenix-small-wonders-map" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/local-first-arizona-releases-fifth-edition-phoenix-small-wonders-map" dc:title="Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6057" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/local-first-arizona-releases-fifth-edition-phoenix-small-wonders-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Local First Arizona Phoenix Small Wonders Small Wonders map Small Wonders maps civil rights Equality Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:05 +0000 ONE Community 6057 at http://www.onecommunity.co Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map ONE Community Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose? http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/gay-marriage-which-case-will-the-supreme-court-choose <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/gay-marriage-which-case-will-the-supreme-court-choose" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/gay_marriage_which_case_will_the_supreme_court_choose.jpg" alt="Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?" title="Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;It&#39;s getting so you can&#39;t tell the potential Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage without a scorecard.</p> <p>When the justices sit down for their first fall conference Sept. 29, they will consider the initial requests from states to review decisions striking down gay-marriage bans. Unless they quickly agree to hear one or more cases, those petitions won&#39;t be the last.</p> <p>Lawyers on both sides predict the justices will act soon to decide the issue by next June. That makes it likely they will choose from among the three cases pending. Some of the nation&#39;s premier Supreme Court advocates, sensing history in the making, have signed on to represent gay couples or state officials.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/gay-marriage-which-case-will-the-supreme-court-choose" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/gay-marriage-which-case-will-the-supreme-court-choose" dc:title="Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6056" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/gay-marriage-which-case-will-the-supreme-court-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arguments gay couples Gay Marriage gay-marriage ban justices same-sex marriage Supreme Court supreme court case Supreme Court cases Supreme Court petition Supreme Court review civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:02:29 +0000 ONE Community 6056 at http://www.onecommunity.co Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose? ONE Community Look for return of SB 1062 if Doug Ducey wins http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/look-return-sb-1062-if-doug-ducey-wins <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/look-return-sb-1062-if-doug-ducey-wins" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/look_for_return_of_sb_1062_if_doug_ducey_wins.jpg" alt="Look for return of SB 1062 if Doug Ducey wins" title="Look for return of SB 1062 if Doug Ducey wins" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Election Day, Tempe took one step toward expanding LGBT rights and Arizona potentially took a giant leap back by nominating Doug Ducey as GOP candidate for governor.</p> <p>If Ducey becomes governor, institutional discrimination could become law when Cathi Herrod returns with &quot;SB 1062, The Sequel.&quot;</p> <p>Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy is a key Ducey supporter, who lists his commitment to &quot;traditional marriage&quot; as one of the reasons.</p> <p>She was a top backer of SB 1062, which would have allowed a business to deny service based on religious beliefs. It was a direct assault on the LGBT community, and the outcry against it led to Gov. Jan Brewer&#39;s&nbsp;veto.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/look-return-sb-1062-if-doug-ducey-wins" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/look-return-sb-1062-if-doug-ducey-wins" dc:title="Look for return of SB 1062 if Doug Ducey wins" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6055" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/look-return-sb-1062-if-doug-ducey-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Arizona Policy Cathi Herrod Cathi Herrod returns Doug Ducey Gov. Jan Brewer Herrod key Ducey supporter SB specific genetic marker U.S. Supreme Court civil rights Equality Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:02:41 +0000 ONE Community 6055 at http://www.onecommunity.co Look for return of SB 1062 if Doug Ducey wins ONE Community Tempe first AZ city to ban LGBT worker discrimination in charter http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/tempe-first-az-city-ban-lgbt-worker-discrimination-charter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/tempe-first-az-city-ban-lgbt-worker-discrimination-charter" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/tempe_first_az_city_to_ban_lgbt_worker_discrimination_in_charter.jpg" alt="Tempe first AZ city to ban LGBT worker discrimination in charter" title="Tempe first AZ city to ban LGBT worker discrimination in charter" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tempe on Tuesday became the first Arizona city to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender city workers as voters approved a charter change.</p> <p>Proposition 475 carried overwhelmingly, according to unofficial results. With its passage, any future City Council would have to go back to the voters to abolish workers&#39; rights.</p> <p>U.S. military veteran status also becomes a protected class from employment discrimination.</p> <p>It is seen as a boost to LGBT rights.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;m a social worker, I believe in equality for everyone,&quot; Sophie Borowski, 51, said at a Tempe polling site on Election Day, where she supported the measure.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/tempe-first-az-city-ban-lgbt-worker-discrimination-charter" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/tempe-first-az-city-ban-lgbt-worker-discrimination-charter" dc:title="Tempe first AZ city to ban LGBT worker discrimination in charter" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6054" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/tempe-first-az-city-ban-lgbt-worker-discrimination-charter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona city ballot box buoy support charter language charter Tempe city charter City Council City Council-appointed Merit city ordinance city workers civil sanction council action disciplinary pay reduction employment discrimination Equal Rights familial status future City Council gay community gender identity gender-neutral language lgbt community LGBT rights LGBT worker discrimination military veteran status Political analysts Proposition protected class public accommodations public vote religious organizations sexual orientation similar ordinance social clubs social worker Sophie Borowski Tempe Tempe charter changes Tempe first AZ Tempe municipal workers Tempe polling site transgender residents U.S. military veteran unofficial results civil rights Equality Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:10:53 +0000 ONE Community 6054 at http://www.onecommunity.co Tempe first AZ city to ban LGBT worker discrimination in charter ONE Community LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/lgbt-americans-report-lower-well-being-compared-straight-counterparts-gallup-healthways <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/lgbt-americans-report-lower-well-being-compared-straight-counterparts-gallup-healthways" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/lgbt_americans_report_lower_well-being_compared_to_straight_counterparts_gallup-healthways_index_finds.jpg" alt="LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds" title="LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new Gallup poll is shedding insight into&nbsp;the well-being of America&#39;s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the results are anything but inspiring.</p> <p>Americans who identified as LGBT had an average Well-Being Index score of 58, compared with 62 for non-LGBT people. As&nbsp;Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Indexresearchers also pointed out, that difference held true even after gender, age, race, educational attainment and other factors were taken into account.</p> <p>Among the report&#39;s other findings: 35 percent of LGBT adults are thriving socially, compared with 41 percent of non-LGBT adults, while LGBT Americans are also 10 percentage points less likely to be thriving financially than their non-LGBT counterparts.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/lgbt-americans-report-lower-well-being-compared-straight-counterparts-gallup-healthways" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/lgbt-americans-report-lower-well-being-compared-straight-counterparts-gallup-healthways" dc:title="LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6051" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/lgbt-americans-report-lower-well-being-compared-straight-counterparts-gallup-healthways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> educational attainment Gallup Politics gallup poll Gallup-Healthways Index Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Indexresearchers LGBT adults LGBT Americans Report lgbt community LGBT women Lower Well-Being Compared new Gallup poll non-LGBT counterparts percent percentage points Straight Counterparts Well-Being Index score civil rights Equality Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:26:07 +0000 ONE Community 6051 at http://www.onecommunity.co LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds ONE Community ABA says LGBT discrimination violates human rights http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/aba-says-lgbt-discrimination-violates-human-rights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/35/aba-says-lgbt-discrimination-violates-human-rights" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/aba_says_lgbt_discrimination_violates_human_rights.jpg" alt="ABA says LGBT discrimination violates human rights" title="ABA says LGBT discrimination violates human rights" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The American Bar Association House of Delegates declared last week that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a human right to be free of discrimination. The group called for the repeal of discriminatory laws around the world.</p> <p>Among the many resolutions passed by the House of Delegates at the American Bar Association&rsquo;s annual meeting in Boston last week, number 114B may go down as the most significant.</p> <p>The ABA has said to the world that it is time to work to end discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/aba-says-lgbt-discrimination-violates-human-rights" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/aba-says-lgbt-discrimination-violates-human-rights" dc:title="ABA says LGBT discrimination violates human rights" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6050" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/35/aba-says-lgbt-discrimination-violates-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ABA ABA President William American Bar Association discriminatory laws LGBT Bar Association lgbt community LGBT discrimination LGBT inclusiveness LGBT people LGBT rights LGBT status. National LGBT Bar Association so-called LGBT panic civil rights Equality Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:24:29 +0000 ONE Community 6050 at http://www.onecommunity.co ABA says LGBT discrimination violates human rights ONE Community