2015

2016 Mr. Phoenix Leather Competition

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By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. The eighth annual Mr. Phoenix Leather (MPL) competition, and full weekend of related festivities, will take place from Jan. 7 to 8 at [...]

The Last Lesbian Bars

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By Danae Barnes, January 2016 Issue. Do you know where to find a lesbian bar? This question pulses through the short documentary The Last Lesbian Bars, which tracks recent [...]

Restaurant Review: Gertrude’s

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Story and photos by KJ Philp, January 2016 Issue. Winter in Arizona is a unique blend of holiday traditions and Southwest splendor. While this might mean putting up holiday [...]

Learning from the Locals

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By Danae Barnes, January 2016 Issue. In the past year (or so), Phoenix has seen far more than it’s fair share of gay bars close their doors. From Zorf’s (formerly Friends [...]

Sunday Assembly-CenPho

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By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. What started as a casual conversation between Nate Whitten and Gina Florio during happy hour at Kobalt is now formally known as Sunday [...]

O Come All Ye Faithful: Merkaz Ha-Iyr

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By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. Hanukkah might be behind us, but one local congregation wants the LGBTQ community know that they are welcome year-round. With the [...]

The Main Event

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By Liz Massey, January 2016 Issue. | Meet Stacy Louis, Echo’s other 2015 Leader of the Year. It’s always nice when your boss supports your efforts at work, and even [...]

Leading by Example

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By Liz Massey, January 2016 Issue. | Meet Katy June, Echo‘s other 2015 Leader of the Year. If you’ve spent time in the LGBTQ community in Phoenix since the turn of [...]

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

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By Richard Schultz, January 2016 Issue. Lead actor Hugh Hastings has the enviable opportunity to once again play a role he created 10 years ago in Snapshots, a musical now [...]

Echo Names 2015 Leaders of the Year

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By KJ Philp, January 2016 Issue. As each year comes to a close, the Echo Magazine team takes pause to reflect on the events that defined the past 12 months and the [...]

That’s A Wrap

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By Hans Pedersen, January 2016 Issue. You’ve seen Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in the tearjerker Freeheld. You cackled at Lily Tomlin’s awesome performance in Grandma. [...]

All Over the Map | January 2016

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By Liz Massey, January 2016 Issue. In this issue, Echo is presenting its Leaders of the Year awards, which used to be known as the Man and Woman of the Year. This change in [...]

Opening Nights | January 2016

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By Richard Schultz, January 2016 Issue.   The Comedy of Errors, Jan. 16-30 Double trouble is afoot in one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious comedies. They laugh alike, [...]

Balanced Living | January 2016

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By Nate Whitten, January 2016 Issue. The end of the year always seems to bring up sentiments of retrospection and resolution. These types of feelings can range anywhere from [...]
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