Features

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 [...]

Out of the Closet & Onto the Big Screen

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, February 2017 Issue. Each year, Echo kicks off the new year by offering our readers a sneak peak at some of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival projects that [...]

Making Racket on the Tennis Court

January 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Tony Contini, March 2017 Web Exclusive. The 2017 Cactus Open, a  three-day singles and doubles tournament put on by the Cactus Tennis Alliance (CTA) and the Gay and [...]

Echo Names 2016 Leaders of the Year

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, January 2017 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 [...]

The Quiet Champion

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, January 2017 Issue. Meet Nate Rhoton, Echo‘s other 2016 Leader of the Year. Hanging on a wall in the office of State Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, [...]

The Professional Altruist

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, January 2017 Issue. | Meet Katie Hobbs, Echo‘s other 2016 Leader of the Year. The language of business has always been native to Nate Rhoton, and in that [...]

Before the Credits Roll

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, January 2017 Issue. In 2016, fewer A-list stars shone on the silver screen in Oscar-worthy LGBTQ roles – along the lines of say, Carol or The Dallas [...]
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