Features

Taking it to the Streets

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, April 2017 Issue. What started out as a march for political activism, it still serving the Greater Phoenix LGBTQ community – as well as allies and visitors [...]

Stand Up, Stand Proud

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, April 2017 Issue. While one of the goals of the Phoenix Pride Festival is to bolster the unity of the LGBTQ community, instead of creating one giant [...]

Latin Flavor

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Tamara Juarez, April 2017 Issue. Phoenix Pride will be adding some Latin flavor to its festival, once again, with a mix of cumbia and music norteña by Mexican singer [...]

Los Chicos Del 512

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, April 2017 Issue. “Como la Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” are among the most recognizable Latin hits of our time. When the music starts, there’s no [...]

DJ Lady Staliet

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, April 2017 Issue. From calypso to Latin and hip-hop, to dance-hall, DJ Lady Staliet has a passion for international music and the stories it tells from a [...]

DJ Kinky Loops

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, April 2017 Issue. For the past five years, she’s spent her Fridays nights as the resident DJ at the No. 1-voted women’s bar on the West Coast, Gossip [...]

Welcome to the Wild West

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Tamara Juarez, March 2017 Issue. Grab your cowboy hat, your chaps, some sunscreen and your ice-cold beverage of choice and get to the 32nd annual Arizona Gay Rodeo, which [...]

All in the Family

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Liz Massey, March 2017 Issue. The 17 members of the Ham family are no strangers to the spotlight. They’ve shared their story with the Arizona Republic, they’re the [...]

Opening Doors

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, March 2017 Issue. When I finally catch up with Andrew Shainker, the 30-year-old is relaxing on the patio of The Main Ingredient in midtown Phoenix, after a [...]

Buck Off

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Tamara Juarez, March 2017 Issue. In professional bull riding, six seconds can mark the difference between getting a paycheck or needing a medic after stepping out of the [...]

The Highlight Reel

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, February 2017 Issue. The eighth annual Desperado LGBT Film Festival, Arizona’s biggest showcase of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and [...]

Desperado 2017 Feature Film | Real Boy

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, February 2017 Issue. Back to Echo’s Desperado 2017 coverage. The tattoo inscription on Bennett Wallace’s arm – Real Boy – spells it all out for [...]

Desperado 2017 Feature Film | Fair Haven

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, February 2017 Issue. Back to Echo’s Desperado 2017 coverage. The opening shots of Fair Haven reveal the stunning Vermont countryside. Here we’re [...]

Desperado 2017 Feature Film | Heartland

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, February 2017 Issue. Back to Echo’s Desperado 2017 coverage. In her feature directorial debut, Heartland, Maura Anderson (producer of Winter’s Bone, [...]

Changing Gears

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Liz Massey, January 2017 Issue. From the time she was a child, cycling always offered Jillian Bearden a sense of freedom – a way to feel independent and powerful. As she [...]
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