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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 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 AND NEWS

  • November PFLAG Support Meeting.  For our November 5, 2014 meeting, Tucson Pride President April Moss will talk to us about Tucson Pride's history and activities.  Tucson Pride sponsors our annual Out in the Desert Pride Festival and Pride Parade. April is currently serving her seventh year as a board member. She holds an MA degree in Organizational Management and a BS in Community Resources, Family Studies and Child Development. In addition, she is certified as a Professional Mediator/Negotiator and is an active union steward with Communications Workers of America.  This meeting will be in the East Meeting Room at the Ward VI City Council Office and will start at 7:30 pm because of a conflicting City of Tucson meeting.  Please enter by the back door to avoid disturbing this meeting.
  • December PFLAG Support Meeting.  Ian Ellasante of the Southwest Research Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, will be speaking to us. Ian is the Program Coordinator for the comprehensive network of care for LGBTQQIA youth provided by the federally funded iTEAM project. iTEAM, a five-year grant, is a collaboration of six local agencies, including CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Open Inn, Our Family Services, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Wingspan, and SIROW.
     
  • Harvest (Thanksgiving) Meal for Eon.  This year’s Harvest (Thanksgiving) meal for Eon youth will be on Friday, November 21, at 5:30 pm at SAAF, 375 S. Euclid Avenue. We will be asking for donations as the date approaches. If you have something you intend to share, please let us know.  SAAF’s MSHAPE group may join us for this.
     
  • PFLAG Speakers for 2015. PFLAG's Jennie Bennett has lined up the following speakers for us through May 2015:

    January – Scott Blades, Executive Director, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)
    February – Our annual Couples Celebration
    March – Marcy Nathan, Organizer for the Harvey Milk Foundation
    April – Michael Woodward, past director of the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) and graduate student in Public Health Policy and Management, University of Arizona.
    May – Ryan Fette, Board Member, LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund

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 Bulter of PFLAG at respectall27@yahoo.com.

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. See the Violence Defined section for more specific definitions of types of violence. 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.  The program coordinator is Patrick Farr, (520) 547-6113, email pfarr@wingspan.org.

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, November 5, 2014
PFLAG Support Meeting, 7:30 to 9:00 pm (time change because of conflicting city meeting), 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.  Tucson Pride President April Moss will talk to us about her organization and what it does for Tucson's LGBT community.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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.  Ian Ellasante of the Southwest Research Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, will be speaking to us on iTeam, a comprehensive network of care for LGBTQQIA youth in Tucson.

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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