On this page we will provide links and resources to information about LGBT organizations, related topics, or sources that simply provide entertainment.
Tucson GLBT Organizations
Arizona GLBT Organizations
National GLBT Organizations
- GLAD – Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
- HRC – Human Rights Campaign
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Bisexual Foundation-Official Site
- Children of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere
- The National Association of LGBT Community Centers
This list was compiled by Eon “Lounge” Youth Center, Tucson’s drop-in space and empowerment program for LGBTQI and straight-ally youth, ages 23 and under. For information about Eon, call 620-6245, or check out our website: www.EonYouth.org. Eon is operated collaboratively by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and Pima County Health Department.
- The Trevor Helpline – 1-800-850-8078 (24 hours – 7 days): suicide hotline for LGBT youth
- LYRIC’s Youth Talkline – 1-800-96YOUTH (for queer youth) — Open: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. (est). Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. (est).
- Gay and Lesbian National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564 / Open: Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. (est)
- Wingspan’s Anti-Violence Project – 24-hour hotline (bias violence & harassment as well as domestic violence in queer relationships) – (520) 624-0348 / 1-800-553-9387
- National Abortion Federation Hotline – 1-800-772-9100 – Info on local providers (and which are cheapest) and local funding to help in emergency. http://www.prochoice.org/
National STD/HIV Hotline> – 1-800-227-8922, Open 24-hours.
- The Nine Line – information & support for homeless or runaway youth. Also, crisis-counseling for any youth that calls. 24-7, call 1-800-999-9999.
- http://www.outproud.org/ — The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
- http://www.nyacyouth.org/ — a great site for youth with lots of awesome info and links
- http://www.aquanet.org/zinev2/ — online zine for queer asian + pacific-island youth
- http://www.deafqueer.org — “the” place to find info on the deaf LGBTQ community
- http://www.anythingthatmoves.com/ — the Bi-Pride magazine devoted to breaking down stereotypes about bi folks
- http://www.bearyouth.org/ — info for youth about bear culture, healthy relationships, safe sex, etc
- www.glsen.org — Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network — a website packed with helpful information for students (as well as educators), including how to start a GSA in your school
- www.lgbtcampus.org – to find a listing of schools with LGBTQ resource/community centers
- http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/youth/index.htm — fights for young people’s rights to accurate, honest sex education
- http://www.positive.org/ — the Coalition for Positive Sexuality – more info on sex
- http://www.safepiercing.org — good info on body piercings + how to do it safely!
- http://www.adiosbarbie.com — great site on body image for guys and girls
- http://www.poz.com/ — a publication for HIV+ readers and their community
– Gender Education and Advocacy (news, info, and resources)
- http://www.ifge.org/ — The International Foundation for Gender Education
- http://www.queerbodies.org/ (the youth page), and their parent
- http://www.isna.org/ — the Intersex Society of North America
- http://www.guerrillagirls.com/ — radical feminists in the arts world….
- http://www.chicanas.com — tons of awesome info for chicanas and their allies
- http://www.exoticizemyfist.com/ – a rockin’ site of South Asian & Asian/Pacific Islander feminist resources
- http://www.prochoice.org/ — National Abortion Federation – info on local providers, finding emergency funding, etc.
- http://www.about-face.org — awesome website on girls & women’s body image and media
Activism / Community & Social Justice
- http://www.prisonactivist.org/ — information on activism around policing & imprisonment
- http://www.srlp.org/ — The Sylvia Rivera Law Project – protecting trans people and their rights
- http://www.freedomarchives.org/ — Freedom Archives – video clips of movements for social justice from the 1960’s onward, including a pretty big La Raza collection
- http://www.crimethinc.com/ — social critique posters, stickers, etc you can print out and distribute….
- http://www.adbusters.org – Adbusters – cool counter-culture anti-advertising posters, etc.
Local resources : Tucson, AZ
Testing & Health Resources
- Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona — STI testing, family planning, sexual health info. Call 884-5562
- Theresa Lee Health Center – STI clinic, HIV testing, as well as family planning. Call for clinic hours or for appt. — 791-7676
- Kino Teen Center – teen health clinic, job skills, and violence prevention. 740-4600
- Tucson Women’s Clinic – 1-866-653-6221 (toll free) or 321-4345 – Suite #35 Medical Plaza on Tucson Blvd (between Grant + Speedway) – services include abortion providers
- Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) – HIV testing (by appt.) and prevention programs, as well as services for HIV+ people — 1-800-771-9054 (toll free) or 628-7223
- SACASA (Center Against Sexual Assault) — 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-400-1001 or 327-7273 (business line: 327-1171)
- Wingspan AVP (domestic violence and bias crimes—support, advocacy, and reporting) 624-0348 /1-800-553-9387 or go in person: 300 E 6th St. (just off 4th Ave), Tucson AZ
- Brewster Center (domestic violence shelter) 24-hour crisis line: 622-6347
- SAMHC (mental health crisis services) – call their 24-7 crisis-line: 622-6000
- La Frontera – counseling and mental health services — 884-9920
Community Links and Resources – Queer Stuff
- Eon “Lounge” Youth Center — drop-in center and empowerment program for LGBTQ youth 23 and under. 620-6245
- Tucson Indian Center – Native LGBTQ Youth group – For information, call 884-7131 x25.
- PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – meets the first Wednesday of each month. See www.pflagtucson.org or call 360-3795 for more information.
- GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (educators working for equality in the education system; also support Gay Straight Alliances in schools) – 743-4800
- SAGA – Southern Arizona Gender Alliance – support group and advocates for the trans community, meets monthly. www.sagatucson.org or 867-0083.
- U of A – Pride Alliance (the university’s LGBT Resource Center) 621-7585
- Gay-Straight Alliances – At least 19 Tucson high schools have gay-straight alliances. Call Eon Youth Lounge to find out which schools, and who to contact! 620-6245.
Housing Links and Resources
(also feel free to call 620-6245or come into Eon to talk to our Homeless Youth Advocate)
- Our Town – runs a youth shelter, transitional living apartments, services for youth on the street, and family counseling/preservation – call their 24-hour youth help-line: 323-1706 / 1-800-537-8696.
- Open Inn – temporary shelter and longer-term transitional living programs. 630 E 9th St. — 670-9040
- Youth On Their Own — http://www.yoto.org – Program supports young people (8-22) while they are in school. Living stipend, food + clothing, alternative housing. 293-1136
- Primavera Services – services for people 18 and up experiencing homelessness, including hygiene necessities, job training, affordable housing – call 623-5111 for info. Programs include shelter for men, call 623-4300.
- Information & Referral – Info about finding help in Tucson, M-F 8-5 call 881-1794. Or call 24-hour help-on-call crisis line: 323-9373.
Community Resources – Religious/Spiritual
- MCC Water of Life Metropolitan Church – Rev. Joyce Cook,3269 N. Mountain – 292-9151
- Cornerstone Fellowship – 2902 N Geronimo Ave — 622-4626
- St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church – 4440 N Campbell – 299-6421
- Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church – 1436 N Campbell – includes Grace Group (support group) and Tucson Catholic Gay & Lesbian Family Ministry – call 293-6624 or 325-0892.
- Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) – 492 N Alvernon – 299-6647