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The four recent suicides that have been linked to anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying are troubling. It is absurd that in a country where we are supposed to be free, so many face teasing, exclusion and even harm for simply living their life. Even those who are simply perceived as LGBT (see: Seth Walsh, 13, found dead Sept. 19) often suffer.
Hospice of the Valley is hosting a six-week bereavement group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) starting next month.
This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the so-called Phoenix Declaration.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
Tempe Union High School District’s No Parent Left Behind University, in conjunction with GLSEN Phoenix, will present “Safe Space Training: How to Create Safer More Inclusive Schools for All.” During the training, participants will explore the different identities that exist within schools and community, reflect on feelings of exclusion, and build empathy towards youth who might identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).
As a destination for both tourists and locals seeking to enjoy its growing nightlife offerings, Scottsdale is being confronted with an image problem. Normally city and business leaders leap into action at such a situation without waiting for prompting from these pages, and usually for the wrong reasons.
SAN FRANCISCO — Wineries are coming out loud and proud in their support of gay marriage. They're putting it right on the label.
The Boy Scouts of America has lost one of its biggest corporate donors.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A controversial bill that would add the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to public school textbooks in California is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown now that it has been approved by the legislature.
The world was introduced to Margaret Cho on the 1994 sitcom “All American Girl” and has gotten to know her since as a comedian, film actor, advocate for women, minorities and the LGBT community, and even designer of a short-lived clothing line. This year, she’ll add ballroom dancer to that list, when she appears on the new season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Cho’s also got a new comedy music album out, “Cho Dependent,” released late last month.
Is Scottsdale an unwelcome place for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgendered? Despite a handful of incidents in recent months, there’s little to show that Scottsdale as a whole does not welcome LGBT people.
After listening to the arguments before the Supreme Court on Proposition 8, and as someone who leans conservative, usually votes Republican and is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I found the arguments to overturn it compelling. Moreover, I found the arguments on behalf of proponents of Proposition 8 to be relatively weak, focusing almost solely on procreation.
Mayor Greg Stanton voiced his support for domestic-partner benefits after the state’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn those benefits for same-sex partners at the state level.
An Arizona congressman whose son is homosexual says he isn't ready to support gay marriage.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gay rights activists and other gay marriage supporters are planning a "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions.
“What grading scale gives you an ‘A’ for getting a 70 percent, a ‘B’ for a 60 percent, a ‘C’ for 50 percent and a ‘D’ for anything 0-50 percent? That’s the standard for the Arizona Department of Education’s new A-F system for rating schools. The only way for a school to get an ‘F’ is to get a ‘D’ three years in a row. What a joke.”
PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.
Gay rights activists said Wednesday’s sit-down with Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross was a good first step toward reversing the perception that the city is hostile to the gay community.
The U.S. Supreme Court voided the federal Defense of Marriage Act this morning, but in a way that leaves Arizona free to keep its constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
A forum on hate crimes and anti-gay violence will be held in the Valley on Wednesday, with participation by Scottsdale and Phoenix leaders, police and political activists.
The purpose of a 501(c) (3) or (4) is to give tax benefits to organizations that are not politicking but doing charity or educational work. Groups that have TEA or Patriot in their names SHOULD receive extra scrutiny. In two-thirds of the cases, they did find indications of significant political campaign intervention.
The fight playing out today at the U.S. Supreme Court could impact an Arizona case the high court has not yet decided whether to hear.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
The closing ceremonies of the Games in London were an embarrassment to Western Civilization and showed how morally bankrupt the British have become.