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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.

PFLAG Sahuarita support meetings are held on third Wednesday evening of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Good Shepherd Congregational United Church of Christ at 17750 S. La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita.  For more information, contact Jack and Karen Kressley at (520) 207-9120, pflagsahuarita@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS

  • PFLAG 2015 Scholarship Program PFLAG will again be offering LGBT scholarships in 2015.  This year's application materials are now available hereApplications were due March 31, 2015.  We anticipate awarding five to six $1,000 scholarships this year.  The Alliance Fund will be supporting us again this year after all!  We will make our award decisions in mid-April, to be followed by our Awards Reception on May 6.  As always, LGBT graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students can apply.  Applicants need to be from southern Arizona or be attending an Arizona university or college.
     
  • PFLAG 2015 Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  For our support meeting on May 6, 2015 we will be awarding this year's PFLAG Tucson scholarships.  Please join us to meet our outstanding winners and to encourage them in their future endeavors.  These are great people!  Ryan Fette of the LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund will tentatively speak to us about the Alliance Fund and its role in supporting LGBT programs in southern Arizona.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Day of Silence at the University of Arizona, on the mall.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, LGBT Resource Fair and Block Party at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, 375 S. Euclid Avenue, sponsored by Puertas Abiertas.
  • Thursday and Friday, May 7-8, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, 4th Annual Let’s Get Better Together Conference, Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, sponsored by the LGBTQ Health Coalition of Southern Arizona.
  • Friday, May 8, 6:00 pm, 8th Annual Rainbow Graduation, University of Arizona, Gallagher Theater, Student Union Memorial Center.
  • Thursday, June 18, 11:00-2:00 pm, Pride Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Mirage Club.

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. 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.

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, May 6, 2015
PFLAG Scholarship Awards Ceremony, 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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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 currently have no program planned for this month.

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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