Desi Rubio

RED Brunch 

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, December 2015 Issue. Each year, on the first day of December, people around the world gather in prayer, unite at vigils to pay respect to those living with [...]

Sparkle, Glitter, GLSEN

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, November 2015 Issue. For the past 25 years, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), has served as one of the nation’s leaders in promoting [...]

A Community Cause

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, November 2015 Issue. On the heels of Northern Arizona’s AIDS Walk and AIDS Walk Tucson, Aunt Rita’s Foundation event coordinators and supporters are [...]

Meet the Pulsipher Family

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, November 2015 Issue. Andrew and Victoria Pulsipher have enjoyed building a life and a family together in their San Tan Valley home. Andrew, an online blogger [...]

A Cause Worth Walking For

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, October 2015 Issue. Throughout the Grand Canyon State, AIDS/HIV awareness and prevention is gaining momentum as event organizers join forces for 2015’s AIDS [...]

A Classroom For Community

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, September 2015 Issue. For some LGBT students, going back to school means socializing and learning, for others it raises concerns of isolation and bullying. [...]

Love Times Two

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, June 2015 Issue. Photos courtesy the Bowerman-Fuller family. In today’s tech-savvy society, where it requires very little effort to upload and share photos [...]

Oh Snap!

April 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, May 2015 Issue. From behind the lens of his camera he masterfully brings each of his subjects to life, revealing just enough of their character to evoke both [...]

Walk Down the Aisle – Pride Style

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, April 9, 2015. For 35 years, the LGBT community has gathered, marched, rallied, paraded and celebrated under the Pride moniker. This year, for the first time [...]

Breaking All the Rules

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, March 12, 2015. Photos courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985 Widely remembered as [...]

Family First

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, Feb. 26, 2015. Pictured clockwise: David, Kevin, Cayla and Cayden. Photos by Fernando Hernández. The last time Echo sat down with Kevin Patterson and David [...]

First Comes Love, Then Comes Adoption

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, Feb. 26, 2015. Arizona’s 2014 marriage equality ruling propelled countless same-sex couples to the courts to legalize their relationships. And, as the saying [...]

Fairy Bones

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, Jan. 29, 2015. Photo credit: Frank Cordova From the outside, this downtown Phoenix residence appears to be a quaint 1930s home in a once-charming neighborhood. [...]

Country Idol

January 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, Jan. 1, 2015. Country music fans looking to kick-off the New Year with a twang and a two-step are invited to attend and participate in the Country Idol, a [...]

Weed Out The Weak

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Desi Rubio, Dec. 18, 2014. Weed Out The Weak’s drummer Roc Smith (left) and lead vocalist and guitarist Kurt Klassen. Photo courtesy of Weed Out The Weak. It’s 7 [...]
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