LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

Here are links to local resources in support and care of our LGBTQIA+ community members.

Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

The Anti-Violence Project envisions a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning persons are safe, respected, and live free from violence, discrimination, harassment, and oppression. The AVP is a Care Service of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF).

Anti-violence Support Line
Monday–Friday; 8:00am to 7:00pm
1 (800) 553-9387

City of Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues

The mission of the Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues is to foster conditions that promote the welfare of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of metropolitan Tucson, Arizona through education, advocacy and collaborative and advisory relationships with government, community organizations, businesses and individuals.

Tel: (520) 791-4213

El Rio Health

El Rio provides affirming, respectful, and quality healthcare to the Pediatric and Adult Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming communities. Services provided: Primary care, gender confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers and sensitive referrals. They are dedicated to provide trans-affirming, patient centered care.

EON Youth Lounge

Eon works to strengthen the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight ally youth community by creating social opportunities, providing information and support on health issues, advocating for youth rights, and challenging society's perceptions of youth. Events and activities are free of charge and open to all youth ages 23 and under. Join the EON Youth Lounge on Facebook.

Equality Arizona

Equality Arizona is Arizona’s only statewide LGBT civil rights organization working to secure, protect and defend the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Arizona. We envision an Arizona where everyone feels at home: living in families and communities where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued; and where government protects all people and responds to their needs, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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Family Pride Initiative is here to help guide each individual with their own personal needs. We are a judgment free zone and seek to help all parents and caregivers move towards more affirming practices. Family Pride Initiative is a caring place to support and affirm LGBTQ+ youth and their mental health.

G3 - Tucson's Gay Guys Happy Hour

G3 is Tucson's premier social event for Tucson's gay community and their friends that takes place every month. Usually lasting from 5:30 to 8:30pm at a different location each time, G3 features great DJs and drink specials to keep the night going! Looking to wrap up the work week with a few friends and some fun? G3 is a great way to hang out with friends and meet new people in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

Tel: (602) 705-9780

GayTucson.Com offers a virtual gay community center for Tucson with bars, retail, dining, events, facts, hotels, real estate, shopping, weather and more. Offers a monthly newsletter.

La Frontera

La Frontera Center provides outpatient and residential mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, youth, and adults in Pima County, Arizona.

Visit their website to learn more about other services provided such as foster care, psychology training, suicide prevention, and much more.

Tel: (520) 838-5600

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Guide

Several surveys indicate a clear link between people who identify as LGBTQ+ and increased substance misuse risk. Help is available here.

Tel:  (866) 742-6432

Pima County Clinics: Sexual Health

Pima County Clinics promote healthy sexual behaviors by providing comprehensive services to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Services include diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing and counseling, partner identification and treatment and community outreach and education.

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

SAAF continues to be the only community-based organization in Southern Arizona providing case management and ancillary support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, with culturally appropriate prevention and education programs to reduce the rate of infection, and extensive trainings and opportunities for community members to fill critical support roles.

Tel: (520) 628-7223 or (800) 771-9054

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance offers information, support services and social opportunities for transgender people while educating businesses and health and human services providers about transgender issues. SAGA envisions a society in which transgender and transsexual people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community. To achieve this goal, SAGA organizes educational, social, and advocacy programs for gender-diverse people and their significant others, friends, families, and allies.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Southern Arizona Senior Pride celebrates, supports, and unites Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors in Southern Arizona.

Stonewall Democrats of Arizona

Stonewall Democrats supports candidates and elected officials friendly to the LGBTQI community who are in support of rights, equality and common sense solutions to today's social, legal and economic problems. Stonewall also advocates for and against and consults on, various legislation on both the state and federal level. We are Arizona's LGBTQI Democrats.

Survivor Advocacy Program

The Survivor Advocacy program provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We provide advocacy and services rooted in empowerment and community-based support, are survivor-focused, and relationship-based.

Tel: 520-621-5767 |, opens a new window

Teen Lifeline

The heart of Teen Lifeline is its Peer Counseling Hotline which provides troubled youth the opportunity to access immediate help from a Peer Counselor seven days a week, 365 days a year. Teen Lifeline's services extend throughout Arizona.

Tel: 1-800-248-8336

The Alliance Fund

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund is a special project of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), created in 1999 in partnership with the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Alliance Fund addresses the chronic pattern of underfunding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender programs and supports efforts to address these issues through philanthropy and endowment building.

THEM Youth Ensemble

THEM Youth Ensemble is Arizona’s performing arts program for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 13-24. We create explicitly trans-affirming opportunities for young people to express themselves, oriented around communities of care and imagination. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Thompson House

Thompson House is a mutual aid collective based in Tucson, AZ that connects houseless trans and gender non-conforming young people (ages 18-24) with host homes for up to a year.

Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce

We are one of the Tucson metropolitan area’s fastest growing chambers–and the only chamber dedicated to the LGBT business community and its allies.

Tel: 520-615-6436

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)

We of the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network offer our hearts and hands to provide compassionate and non-judgmental service to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Through education and support, we, as individuals and faith communities, work to build bridges, reduce stigma and sustain hope.

Tel: (520) 299-6647

Tucson Pride Inc.

Tucson Pride, Inc. produces and promotes cultural, educational and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Tucson, Arizona including the annual Pride celebration and parade in October of every year.

Two Spirit of Tucson Meeting at Tucson Indian Center

For decades, the Center has offered youth and elderly programs, job services, adult and youth education programs, cultural activities, and emergency assistance.

We are decolonizing & honoring two spirit traditions. We promote reclamation and integration within our Tribal Nations. This group is for native people of gender-diverse experience their families, friends, and allies. 2 Spirit Meetings happen on the 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Tucson Indian Center, 160 N Stone Ave.

Tel: (520) 884-7131