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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

  • 2014 Hero Equality Walk July 19.  This year's Equality Walk will visit Tucson on July 19.    HERO Equality Walkers walk one mile for every year Arizona has been a state without full equality  the 2014 HERO Equality Walk will be 102 milesThe HERO Equality Walkers utilize these miles to speak to police, city managers, and faith communities, elected officials and everyday people all across the diversity of Arizona.  The theme of our walk this year is "Rally the Allies." We understand the importance of our allied community in the journey to full equality in Arizona. We would love for you to host an event, training, rally, walk, or just a meet and greet to talk about the importance of LGBTQ equality.  For more information and to help, contact Meg Sneed at meg@herophoenix.org.
     
  • Wingspan Annual Dinner September 13.  This year's annual dinner for Wingspan is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive.  Registration, cocktails, and the silent auction begin at 6:00 pm with the dinner and program at 7:30 pm.  Dancing starts at 9:00 pm.  Watch Wingspan's website for further information (http://www.wingspan.org).

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

This year again, Johnson & Johnson is joining with PFLAG to extend its "Care With Pride" campaign to combat bullying.  We will be distributing coupon booklets again for J&J products.  Part of these proceeds will again to to PFLAG.

Top 10 Way to Make Schools Safer

PFLAG offers simple and powerful steps to help make schools safe for all students.  Please see PFLAG's associated webpage on 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.  Again, everyone is invited to bring food.  Those bringing food should plan to arrive by 4:15 pm.  If you cannot stay, however, non-perishable, clearly labeled food items can be dropped off before the meal or before 7:30 pm the night before.  For more information and to get on the contact list, contact Jeana Bulter of PFLAG at respectall27@yahoo.com.

WINGSPAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM
From Wingspan's website:  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 http://wingspan.org/programs/anti-violence-project/ The program coordinator is Catherine Memail, 520-624-1779 ext 121, email cmemale@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, June 4, 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.  We have no special program planned yet for this month.

Wednesday, July 2, 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.  We have no special program planned yet 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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