Walking 101 miles outside in the middle of the summer is borderline insane, but HERO does it every year for good reason. Equality walkers trek one mile for every year that Arizona has been a state without giving full rights to its LGBTQ community. The HERO walkers will travel all over the state over the course of 11 days, visiting 15 county seats to raise awareness about LGBTQ rights. HERO founder and director Meg Sneed acknowledges that the equality walk is no easy task, "but so is denying LGBTQ people the right to marry the one they love,” she says. The Maricopa County leg of the walk concludes with a swanky Equality walk afterparty at Lustre Bar, where you can donate to HERO and congratulate this year’s walkers.
Drink for a good cause on Saturday, July 27, starting at 8 p.m. at Hotel Palomar’s Lustre Bar, 2 East Jefferson Street. This all-ages event has no cover, but donations are encouraged. Call 602-253-6633 or visit www.facebook.com/herophx.