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PHOENIX PRIDE BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JUSTIN OWEN, WELCOMES INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL FORNELLI

PHOENIX – The board of directors of Phoenix Pride has announced that the organization’s executive director of nearly five years, Justin Owen, will be departing his professional role at the agency on December 31st. Mr. Owen has accepted the position of executive director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale, beginning on January 1, 2018.

FIVE-YEAR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OWEN ACCEPTS NEW POSITION

PHOENIX – The board of directors of Phoenix Pride has announced that the organization’s executive director of nearly five years, Justin Owen, will be departing his professional role at the agency on December 31st. Mr. Owen has accepted the position of executive director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale, beginning on January 1, 2018.

Concurrently, the board is pleased to reveal that Phoenix Pride has hired veteran business owner, Pride board member and community leader Michael Fornelli to serve as interim executive director upon Mr. Owen’s departure.

Under Mr. Owen’s nearly five years of leadership at Phoenix Pride, the organization has undergone tremendous growth, and 2017 will stand as one of the most successful years in the agency’s history, with record attendance and revenue at the Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade, as well as phenomenal turnout at last month’s Rainbows Festival and an incredibly successful local Unity Rally for Equality and Pride held in June. In addition, the agency awarded more than $80,000 in community grants and scholarships during the 9th Annual Community Spirit Awards held over the summer.

“While we are certainly sad to see Justin depart the organization which he has so successfully led for us on the professional level over the past four-and-a-half years, we are extremely excited to see him pursuing this new and exciting opportunity in his career,” Phoenix Pride President of the Board Mark Leeper said. “Under Justin’s leadership, we have experienced tremendous growth in multiple areas, and he is leaving us in a position of strength and stability, with significant leaps in our presence, reach and credibility in the community. We are also very happy to announce that Justin will remain involved in Phoenix Pride on a volunteer basis, and we are thrilled that he will continue to share his skills, contacts and experience with our organization and our community.

“At the same time, we are excited to announce the appointment of Michael Fornelli as our interim executive director, effective upon Justin’s departure,” Leeper added. “Mike’s long presence in our community as a business owner, community leader and local icon for LGBTQ rights, provides a phenomenal platform from which to continue the momentum Phoenix Pride has built as an agency, and we look forward to writing the next chapter in our history with Mike at the organization’s professional helm.”

“For more than 20 years, the Pride Movement has been a home and an extended family for me, and serving as the executive director of Phoenix Pride over the past four- and-a-half years has been the greatest honor and privilege of my career to date,” Justin Owen added. “I fully intend to remain connected to Pride in a volunteer capacity, and to stay active in pursuing equity and parity for Arizona’s entire LGBTQ community, even as I move into my new role beginning in January.”

“I am truly honored and humbled to be entrusted with the professional leadership of Phoenix Pride, an organization that I have loved, admired and supported for many, many years, and I am especially excited to continue working with Mark and the entire Phoenix Pride Board through this critical next phase of the organization’s existence,” Michael Fornelli stated. “We are facing an era of challenge and change for the LGBTQ community, with uncertainty surrounding policy at the federal and state level, and increased incidents of anti-LGBTQ bias and violence. However, our community is at its strongest when we come together and stand boldly, and Phoenix Pride will continue to be the touchstone for that unity, by providing the two largest public LGBTQ community events in the State of Arizona and continuing to lend our voice to advocating for equity for our community, including the push for anti-discrimination protections at the Arizona Legislature.”

Mr. Fornelli, has been the Owner and President of popular Scottsdale LGBTQ bar/nightclub BS West, since 1992. His experience includes extensive background in financial management, staff leadership, community engagement and event production. He has served as a festival entertainment manager and pageant director for Phoenix Pride since 2013, and joined the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors earlier this year. In addition, he serves as board director and chief of staff for USofA Pageantry, and he previously held a three-year term on the board of directors of local LGBTQ youth support organization one•n•ten.

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November E-News – Arizona

Stray Cat Theatre presents Mercury, November 24- December 9, 2017 This anti-holiday holiday show will premiere the full staging of Mercury, Steve Yockey’s latest pitch black comedy. Mercury has it all – an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles. No one’s happy, people stop being nice and blood spills in this mash up of violent myth and ideas about “good neighbors” to explore what happens when the mercury rises. See Mercury, directed by Ron May at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

 
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Stray Cat Theatre presents Mercury, November 24- December 9, 2017
This anti-holiday holiday show will premiere the full staging of Mercury, Steve Yockey’s latest pitch black comedy. Mercury has it all – an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles. No one’s happy, people stop being nice and blood spills in this mash up of violent myth and ideas about “good neighbors” to explore what happens when the mercury rises. See Mercury, directed by Ron May at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

49th Annual Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts, December 1-3, 2016
More than 350 artisans exhibit and sell hand-made works of art in a multitude of media, including photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and lots more at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, December 1-3, 2017. You’re sure to find a few of your favorite things and unique holiday gifts for others on your shopping list. This popular festival takes place in Downtown Tempe and also features two stages with live music, a wine tasting event, a kids interactive area and lots more that make it a festival for the entire family. Admission is free.

Spotlight on Garth Johnson and ASU Ceramics Research Center
Tempe is home to the ASU Ceramics Research Center (CRC) and its charismatic and creative curator, Garth Johnson. The CRC is known for its extensive collection of contemporary ceramics and innovative programs highlighting important movements and artists. Read our blog to learn more about Garth Johnson and take our video tour of ASU Ceramics Research Center.

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A John Waters Christmas 2017 TourIllustration: Declan McCarthy Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (Female Trouble, Hairspray, Serial Mom), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble –hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. This rapid-fire trigger warning for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?, Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots onChristmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?, Has Santa ever been nude?, and, most importantly, Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time. Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday food issues, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other. You better watch out, you better cry! John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.
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Save December 2nd for Festival of Trees!

Festival of Trees has become the Valley’s premiere kick-off for the holiday season, featuring opportunities to win holiday trees, wreaths and menorahs exquisitely decorated by local designers and delivered to your door and set up in your house after the event, the following week. The Festival includes a live auction of holiday trees and a grand prize travel package to win a fabulous tree as well as a vacation(airfare & hotel) to an international travel destination! GPGLCC’s Festival of Trees has selected The Children’s Museum of Phoenix as the 2017 beneficiary as part of our mission for community outreach. The event features complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres, a Cash Bar, holiday music and merriment. During the evening you can enter into various raffles and bid on silent auction items including various holiday wreaths and menorahs.

What the Festival Supports

Proceeds generated at the 9th Annual Festival of Trees will support The Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

The Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provides an inclusive business environment by fostering growth, visibility, outreach and professional development opportunities within our LGBT and allied communities. As the oldest non-profit LGBT Chamber in the nation,
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The Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s is a non-profit organization with a mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. Ranked among the top three children’s museum in the nation, the Museum focuses on early childhood education and school readiness, offering 48,000 square feet of hands-on, open-ended, child-driven, fun learning experiences for ages birth to 10.

 
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GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER IN PUBLIC HEALTH APPOINTED AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR HIV/AIDS

Phoenix, AZ October 3, 2017 – Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS has named public health leader Kristin Kalla, MA MPH, as its new Executive Director. Kalla’s appointment follows a national search conducted by a committee comprised of the Center’s Board of Directors and key representatives from the Phoenix business, philanthropic and public health communities. Kalla holds Master’s degrees in Public Health (MPH) and Medical Anthropology (MA) from UCLA, in addition to a BA from the University of California, San Diego. In 2014, she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is also an ordained minister, certified in Ayurvedic nutrition, and a Reiki Master practitioner.

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Phoenix, AZ October 3, 2017 – Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS has named public health leader Kristin Kalla, MA MPH, as its new Executive Director. Kalla’s appointment follows a national search conducted by a committee comprised of the Center’s Board of Directors and key representatives from the Phoenix business, philanthropic and public health communities. Kalla holds Master’s degrees in Public Health (MPH) and Medical Anthropology (MA) from UCLA, in addition to a BA from the University of California, San Diego. In 2014, she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is also an ordained minister, certified in Ayurvedic nutrition, and a Reiki Master practitioner.

“We are very excited about having Ms. Kalla at the helm of the Southwest Center,” said imageMike Sparaco, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Board Chair. “Kristin is a mindful, mission-driven nonprofit executive who has diverse experience steering strategic change, scaling-up, and mobilizing funding for community-based initiatives focused on public and women’s health, HIV/AIDS, gender equality and diversity both in the U.S. and abroad.”

Over the course of a 25-plus-year career, Kalla has been a senior manager and technical advisor on public health and gender justice issues to the U.S. Government, USAID, CDC, foreign government ministries, UNICEF, CARE International, among others. She has led the development of protocols and standards in the fields of public health and social justice, including an international protocol for HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing; youth programming and advocacy; prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission; and guidelines for ensuring the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS.

“Arizona is now ranked 15th in the United States for the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases. I’m so inspired by the local survivors, LGBTQ community, advocates, city officials, donors, partners and Center staff who have committed their efforts to work on behalf of communities in the Phoenix area affected by HIV/AIDS. The City of Phoenix recently became the 11th U.S. Fast Track City to be part of the United Nations initiative to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2020 and I’m looking forward to leveraging my international experience and networks to lead Southwest Center in support of this important goal. It is a great honor and privilege to work with such a committed community to place those affected and living positively at the center of everything that we do in order to address their unique needs,” says Kalla.

The announcement comes just three months after Southwest Center announced it was one of 30 grantees nationwide to receive a 5-year, 1.7 million dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance HIV prevention and outreach services in Arizona.

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About Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a medical and support center based in Phoenix, Arizona, for people living with or at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical, education, behavioral health, prevention and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States. The Center provides prevention, testing, education, community outreach, family support services, behavioral health services, and health & wellness programs including, naturopathic medicine, primary medical care, nutrition services and an on-site vitamin shop through the Kirk Baxter Wellness Center.

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Phoenix Pride Creative: Calling All Artists

Phoenix Pride has officially launched a Call to Artists named “Phoenix Pride Creative.”

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NEARLY 2,000 CHRISTIANS SIGN STATEMENT SUPPORTING LGBT+ INCLUSION IN RESPONSE TO DIVISIVE “NASHVILLE STATEMENT”

Nearly 2,000 Christians from around the world had signed on to Christians United: A Statement In Support of LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church on Thursday morning, including more than 300 denominational leaders, theologians, and Christian influencers.

 

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San Diego, CA: Nearly 2,000 Christians from around the world had signed on to Christians United: A Statement In Support of LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church on Thursday morning, including more than 300 denominational leaders, theologians, and Christian influencers.

Christians United is an international theological statement bringing together thousands of LGBT+ affirming Christians to declare with one voice that the Church of Jesus Christ must be a place where LGBT+ people are celebrated and embraced. Christians United came as a direct response to The Nashville Statement, a document composed and signed by 150 major evangelical leaders in August 2017, which reaffirmed toxic, non-affirming theological commitments that have caused verifiable harm to countless LGBT+ people of faith around the world.

The statement was originally drafted by LGBT+ Christian activist and Nomad Partnerships Executive Director, Brandan Robertson and was edited by a distinguished editorial board including Dr. J. R. Daniel Kirk, Bishop Joseph Tolton, Rev. Steve Chalke, and Dr. Paula Williams.

Article 1 of the statement begins by declaring:

“WE AFFIRM that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and that the great diversity expressed in humanity through our wide spectrum of unique sexualities and gender identities is a perfect reflection of the magnitude of God’s creative work.”

In the first twenty-four hours of it’s release, Christians United was signed on to by over 1,000 Christians from around the world, including top theologians and the leaders of some of the worlds most influential Christian denominations.

Christians United stands as a faithful witness that a new day is dawning in Christianity, a day in which the Church of Jesus Christ repents of its sin of exclusion, and swings open it’s doors to welcome all of God’s diverse children.

To see the full text of the statement, visit www.ChristiansUnitedStatement.org.

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Not Your Mama’s Wedding & Event Expo

Not Your Mama’s Wedding & Event Expo produced by the Pride Guides! Who: Everyone & Their Mama! What: 5th Annual “Not Your Mama’s” Wedding & Event Expo Produced by Pride Guide® When: Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown 4000 N. Central Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85012 Why: Because you haven’t been to a wedding & event expo like this! We have Arizona’s premier wedding & event vendors, Wedding Costume & Karaoke Contests with AMAZING Prizes and more FUN than you can handle. Want To Be A Vendor: Contact us at 602-466-2501 or Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com to reserve your exhibitor space today. Space is limited & we will sell out so please contact us before it’s too late. Tickets are $5 in advance online at OpenMindedExpo.com or $10 at the door.

 
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$1.7 Million Grant to Transform Lives Touched by HIV in Phoenix – Southwest Center™ for HIV/AIDS

 

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June 16, 2017 (PHOENIX): Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is pleased to announce it is one of 30 grantees in the United States to receive a 5-year, 1.7 million dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance HIV prevention and outreach services in Arizona. In 2016, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS performed over 5,000 free Rapid HIV and 3,000 STI tests for the Phoenix community. Thanks to the generous $1.7 million federal grant funding, Southwest Center will now be able to increase the accessibility of their free and low-cost HIV and STI tests to an even larger population of Arizonans whose lives have been touched by HIV. 

“Over 17,000 men and women are living with diagnosed HIV in Arizona. Many more live without knowledge of the disease,” says Gary Egan, Interim CEO of the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. “This grant will be instrumental in helping us and our community partners improve the lives of those 17,000 individuals and others who are at risk for HIV.”

Through a collaborative partnership between one-n-ten and Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, the grant funds will be used to provide comprehensive, high-impact HIV prevention services to young, Hispanic men who have sex with men between the ages of 13 and 29. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hispanic/Latino community is disproportionately affected by HIV. In 2014 alone, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for nearly a quarter of new HIV diagnoses in the United States, despite representing only 17% of the total U.S. population.

Not only will the funding be used to increase accessibility to HIV and STD testing among those at highest risk for infection, it will aim to re-engage previously diagnosed individuals who are now out-of-care, connect and retain diagnosed individuals to critical medical care and support services, and ensure that individuals who are at high risk for infection have access to critical prevention and support, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Additionally, project materials and services are being developed to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking individuals.

Founded in 1990, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is located inside the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, conveniently located just off the light rail, and provides prevention, education and outreach services to 30,000 Maricopa County citizens each year living with HIV/AIDS or at-risk for becoming infected.

The impact of the generous CDC funding will be felt throughout the Phoenix community as it supports Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS reduce the spread of new infections, increase access to care, and promote overall health equity.

 

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About Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a medical and support center based in Phoenix, Arizona, for people living with or at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical, education, behavioral health, prevention and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Body Positive) was founded in 1990 by Kirk Baxter. The Center’s vision, “leading the fight against HIV and AIDS” is carried out through our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life and contributing to worldwide research. Today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking HIV and AIDS-fighting drugs that earned Federal Drug Administration approval, thanks in part to the Center’s clinical trials and biomedical research program.

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Celebrate Pride Night With Us!

Pride Guide® is proud to announce we’ve partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to raise money for the LGBTQ community. Pride Guide® supporters who attend the game on June 27th will also receive admittance into a networking event on La Terraza. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local LGBTQ charities.

 
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Pride Guide® is proud to announce we’ve partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to raise money for the LGBTQ community. Pride Guide® supporters who attend the game on June 27th will also receive admittance into a networking event on La Terraza.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local LGBTQ charities. 

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Jell-O Wrestling –
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Saturday, May 6th

Teams of wrestlers raise funds to wrestle in a pit of Jell-O, often with extraordinary costumes and characters. Between wrestling matches our Drag Diva Hostesses
run a live auction featuring a variety
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Phoenix, AZ 85004
 


3rd Annual
LGBTQ Family and
Friendship Picnic

May 28th, 2017
Noon until Sunset

Watson Lake Park off Hwy 89 (at the roundabout)
Prescott, AZ
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Every year, the LGBTQ+ Community invites every identity under the rainbow to celebrate community
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May 25th-28th, 2017
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Come Party With Us! 
 Saturday, November 4th 2pm to 5pm

 

 
Who: Everyone & Their Mama!

What: 5th Annual “Not Your Mama’s” Wedding & Event Expo
Produced by Pride Guide®

When: Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown
4000 N. Central Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85012

Why: Because you haven’t been to a wedding & event expo
like this!  We have Arizona’s premier wedding & event vendors, a Bridal Race through Central Phoenix prior to the expo, Karaoke & Costume Contests and more FUN than you can handle.
Stay tuned for more details!

Want To Be A Vendor: Contact us at 602-466-2501 or Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com to reserve your exhibitor
space today. Space is limited & we will sell out so
please contact us before it’s too late.

Visit us online at OpenMindedExpo.com for discount tickets.
 


Complete the CMI Survey
& You Could Win $50

Your voice needs to be heard.  This is a very important survey about supporting LGBTQ friendly businesses and the current social climate.

We would like to invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective.

There’s power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.
 


 
It should take 10-12 minutes to complete.  Please mark The Pride Guide® box at the end of the survey where it asks what media you read.

Everyone who completes the survey by May 15th, 2017 may opt to be entered into a drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50.

Please forward this message to LGBT friends around the world who may be interested in participating. And please post it to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts!


Did you know you can advertise your LGBTQ friendly business any time online at GayArizona.com?


Our deadline for our printed edition of Pride Guide®
Arizona has passed but you’re still able to advertise
online any time of the year.   

Did you know we also offer:
• Solo e-news blasts to promote your company or your event •  Monthly e-news sponsorships
• Several sizes of banner ads  • Classified ads 

Call us today to learn more at 602.466.2501 or
email Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com

 

 

 

   
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Spring is in the Air…April Events!

Come Party With Us!
Who: Everyone & Their Mama!
What: 5th Annual “Not Your Mama’s” Wedding & Event Expo Produced by Pride Guide®
When: Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown 4000 N. Central Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85012
Why: Because you haven’t been to a wedding & event expo like this! We have Arizona’s premier wedding & event vendors, a Bridal Race through Central Phoenix prior to the expo, Karaoke & Costume Contests and more FUN than you can handle. Stay tuned for more details!
Visit us online at OpenMindedExpo.com for discount tickets.

 
Pride Guide® Arizona April, 2017
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March 31st – April 3rd
www.finalfour.com


April 8th – 9th
www.saguarocup.com


April 22nd
pattillmanfoundation.org/
pats-run/


April 27th – May 1st
www.phurfest.org

Come Party With Us!
Saturday, November 4th 2pm to 5pm




Who: Everyone & Their Mama!

What: 5th Annual “Not Your Mama’s” Wedding & Event Expo
Produced by Pride Guide®

When: Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown
4000 N. Central Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85012

Why: Because you haven’t been to a wedding & event expo
like this! We have Arizona’s premier wedding & event vendors, a Bridal Race through Central Phoenix prior to the expo, Karaoke & Costume Contests and more FUN than you can handle.
Stay tuned for more details!

Want To Be A Vendor: Contact us at 602-466-2501 or Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com to reserve your exhibitor
space today. Space is limited & we will sell out so
please contact us before it’s too late.

Visit us online at OpenMindedExpo.com for discount tickets.


Make sure you stop by the Pride Guide® booth & say hello!


Did you know you can advertise your LGBTQ friendly business any time online at GayArizona.com?


Our deadline for our printed edition of Pride Guide®
Arizona has passed but you’re still able to advertise
online any time of the year.

Did you know we also offer:
• Solo e-news blasts to promote your company or your event • Monthly e-news sponsorships
• Several sizes of banner ads • Classified ads

Call us today to learn more at 602.466.2501 or
email Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com

 
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