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PFLAG MISSION STATEMENT

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:

  • Support, to cope with an adverse society;
  • Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and
  • Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG provides opportunity to dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identify, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

If you need help, please call our hotline at (520) 360-3795 or e-mail us at pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org.  We will connect you with a PFLAG member who has been where you are and who understands.  You may download the PFLAG Tucson pamphlet here.

SUPPORT MEETINGS

PFLAG Tucson support meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Ward VI City Council Offices at 3202 E. 1st Street.  Click here for more detailed directions and a location map.  For our schedule, see below.  Please call our help line (360-3795) or send us an e-mail message (pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org) if you want or need immediate support.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • This Year's Pride Events: 

    Pride Service 2016:  Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm, St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third Street, west of Alvernon Way. 
    Pride Parade 2016:  Friday, September 30, 4th Avenue, 7:00 pm, starting from Catalina Park, followed by a block party.
    Pride Festival 2016:  Saturday, October 1, open 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm, DeMeester Performance Center, Reid Park (a change from Kino Sports Complex).
    AIDS Walk 2016:  Sunday, October 9, 8:00 am, Joel D. Valdez Main Library.  Register at http://AIDSWALKTucson.com
     
  • 2016 Scholarships Awarded.  PFLAG Tucson and the LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund for the Community Fund of Southern Arizona awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to LGBT students and an ally at PFLAG Tucson's monthly support meeting on May 4.  Again we had an outstanding selection of applicants to choose from.  It is difficult to turn down any of them.  You may download biosketches and photos of this year's winners at this link.

OTHER NEWS

  • Open AZ / ONE Community / Competitive Arizona These three groups are teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign and the America Civil Liberties Union to pass a comprehensive non-discrimination statute for the state of Arizona, coming up in 2016.  Sign Open AZ's Unity Pledge at https://openaz.co/.  What do these groups do?  Open AZ's mission to get 10,000 Arizona businesses and organizations to stand up for diversity by signing this pledge.  ONE Community is a gay-friendly business directory - Open for Business to everyone.  List your company, search for a friendly service provider.  Competitive Arizona is a coalition of businesses and individuals working to promote economic development in Arizona through equality and inclusion for all people, including gay and transgender individuals, in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

PFLAG'S ANTI-BULLYING/SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL CAMPAIGN

Top 10 Way to Make Schools Safer

PFLAG offers simple and powerful steps to help make schools safe for all students.  For full information, see PFLAG's webpage at Cultivating Respect:  Creating Safe Schools for All.

  1. Learn the facts
  2. Understand the language
  3. Stop bad behavior
  4. Set the policy
  5. Plan school-wide activities
  6. Be public
  7. Address cyber bullying
  8. Train and educate everyone
  9. Work for comprehensive health education
  10. Resources, resources, resources

OTHER INFORMATION

EON HOT MEALS
Every third Wednesday of each month, Wingspan hosts a hot meal for Eon youth, which is now held at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation at 375 S. Euclid Avenue.  For more information and to get on the contact list, contact Jeana Butler of PFLAG at respectall27@yahoo.com, (520) 307-6177.

WINGSPAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM
The Wingspan Anti-Violence Programs (AVP) is a social change and social service program that works to address and end violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We provide free and confidential 24-hour crisis intervention, information, support, referrals, emergency shelter, and advocacy to LGBT victim/survivors of violence. Additionally, we offer extensive outreach and education programs. If you are anyone you know may have a victim of violence, please call us.  If you are in crisis, please call Wingspan's 24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Line at 520-624-0348 or 1-800-553-9387.  For full information, see https://www.facebook.com/avpwingspan/info.

DONATE TO PFLAG TUCSON ON-LINE
PFLAG Tucson is now registered with Network for Good so that we can receive donations on-line. You can specify a specific purpose for your gift, such as our Scholarship Fund, general expenses, etc.  Click here for more information and instructions.

SUPPORT MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 6 2016
PFLAG Support Meeting, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Ward VI City Council Offices at 3202 E 1st. Street, one block east of Country Club Road and one block south of Speedway Boulevard.  Bill Heller, former Wingspan board member, and his partner, John Jackson, will speak to us about the purchase of a building on Fourth Avenue for Tucson's LGBTQ youth.  SAAF and former Wingspan supporters have been working to establish a new, permanent youth center since Wingspan closed two years ago.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
PFLAG Support Meeting, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Ward VI City Council Offices at 3202 E 1st. Street, one block east of Country Club Road and one block south of Speedway Boulevard.  We have no special program planned for this month yet.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 36264, Tucson, AZ  85740
Cell Phone:   (520) 360-3795 (Tucson number)
E-mail Address: pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org

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(Last updated July 03, 2016)
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