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Gay Pride in Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Pride promotes unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons; and promotes a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services.

Phoenix Pride educates the metropolitan Phoenix community about LGBTQ persons and their families and celebrates their lives by producing an annual Gay Pride festival, parade and pageant, in addition to administering other educational and charitable programs serving the LGBTQ community.

THE HISTORY OF PHOENIX PRIDE

In 1981, a group of gay & lesbian activists organized the first Pride march thru the streets of downtown Phoenix to the state Capitol building. It was a politically focused march to bring awareness to gay rights issues in Phoenix.

Nearly ten years later, a group of volunteers joined together to coordinate the annual Pride festival. This committee, best known as the Phoenix Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Inc. helped establish a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization known today as Phoenix Pride.

PHOENIX PRIDE

 

Parade
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Step Off Time: 10:00am

Begins: 3rd St & Thomas
Ends: 3rd St & Indian School

Festival
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 and
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Steele Indian School Park

Festival Hours
Noon – 9:00pm

Ticket Information

– Children under 12 receive Free Admission.
– Children 13-17 receive Discounted Admission.
– Adults 18 and over have multiple different ticket packages available.

Online Ticket Sales – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Arizona Becomes First State to Legally Refuse to Serve Gays

ARIZONA becomes first state to pass law ALLOWING for discrimination of LGBT people!

No shirt, no shoes, no homosexuals.

That’s the latest anti-gay line coming from religious groups bringing forth a flurry of new state bills seeking ways to refuse providing goods and services to LGBT couples.

Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would have greater protection to invoke religion to shield himself from a discrimination lawsuit.

The bill, approved by the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday and the GOP-led House on Thursday, would bolster a business owner’s right to refuse service to gays and others if the owner believes doing so violates the practice and observance of his or her religion.

The state Senate passed it on a straight party-line vote, 17 to 13. The House followed suit, 33 to 27, with two Republicans joining all the Democrats in opposition.

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