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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Updates Non-Discrimination Policy to Include Sexual Orientation

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors updated their employment non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. Despite urging from Equality Arizona and our allied organizations, they did not include gender identity and expression in this update. Gender identity and expression are essential to these protections. A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a 2010 national survey reported […]

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Dr. Kevin Patterson Weighs In on Adoption for Same-Sex Couples

For same-sex couples who are longing to be prospective parents, the process for fostering or adopting is a convoluted one that is described by Dr. Kevin Patterson as a political game. With 17,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system, Patterson raises awareness about the need to eliminate the current complex process for same-sex couples to adopt or foster, […]

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EQAZ Board Co-chair Nate Rhoton supports marriage equality on Politics Unplugged

EQAZ Board Co-chair Nate Rhoton spoke eloquently in support of marriage equality on Politics Unplugged. Watch the segment below.   azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport

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Congrats to the Award Winners, including our very own Co-Chair Nate Rhoton! Thank you for all you do in our community! ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to announce our 2015 Community Spirit Award Winners! The winners are... John Bircumshaw Spirit Award - Reverend Jeffrey Dirrim Mayor Phil Gordon Spirit Award - Nate Rhoton Kirk Baxter Spirit Award - Kit Kloeckl BJ Bud Spirit Award - GPGLCC - Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Howard & Patricia Fleischmann Spirit Award - PayPal Linda Hoffman Spirit Award - Chui Aguilar Tish Tanner Spirit Award - Barbra Seville Brandon Packer Spirit Award - Eddie Broadway Please join us at the 2015 Phoenix Pride Gala on Saturday, June 20th as we honor these amazing community members and organizations!

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