LGBTQ Resources

For more resources, check out these pages on the Southern Arizona Senior Pride site:

American Psychological Association LGBT Concerns Office

The mission of the APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s lives.

The ANCHOR Project

The ANCHOR Project (Accessible Network for Coordinated Housing, Opportunities, and Resilience) is equipped to offer supportive services in a variety of areas including: Housing Stabilization; Social Opportunities; Mental and Emotional Well-being; Community Engagement; Employment Skills; Goal Achievement; Personal Empowerment; Financial Education; Recovery Support; Educational Goals; Healthy Decision-Making.

Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

For the 9 out of 10 LGBTQ students who experience some form of mistreatment in school, education can be a frightening experience. It’s incumbent upon parents, families, friends, and allies to make schools safer for ALL students. PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect. Our umbrella program to support their efforts, work with our national partners and raise visibility of the issues facing LGBTQ youth in learning environments is our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program, with its supporting publication. Our advocacy work at the federal, state and local levels are an integral part as well. All of this work is designed to reinforce and support the work done by our local chapters to ensure that we all create and support learning environments that help all students find educational success

Fortunate Families

Fortunate Families, a Catholic Family, Friends & Allies Ministry, supports LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers by facilitating respectful conversation and sharing personal stories within dioceses, parishes and communities, especially with bishops, pastors and Church leadership. By accompaniment and bridge building we seek to uphold and safeguard the dignity of LGBTQ+ daughters and sons of God.

Mental Health America: LGBT Communities and Mental Health

Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health and ensures that those at-risk for mental illnesses and related disorders receive proper, timely and effective treatment. MHA incorporates culturally competent strategies to ensure that it is effectively addressing the treatment and psychosocial needs of consumers and families with diverse values, beliefs, sexual orientations and backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity and/or language.

One Community Foundation

The ONE Community Foundation provides educational opportunities to ensure better understanding of nondiscrimination and the importance of being LGBTQ inclusive. Additionally, the foundation offers tuition assistance to LGBTQ and allied high potential leaders for leadership training.

LGBT and LGBT-Friendly Fraternities and Sororities

This is a list of LGBT and LGBT-friendly fraternities and sororities. Such groups have existed since the 1980s, with Delta Phi Upsilon being established in 1985 and Delta Lambda Phi in 1986. They are intended to provide members with access to Greek life without fear of homophobic reprisal or behavior by fellow members, resulting from a history of homophobia within longer-established organizations. This is not an exhaustive list and only includes organizations with a current Wikipedia page.

PFLAG Publications

Resources that you can download for free from the PFLAG National website.

Rainbow Interfaith Community of Tucson

We are a group of welcoming Tucson interfaith communities united in reaching out to and affirming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Our purpose is to provide broad and diverse spiritual choices in a non-political and non-partisan manner to LGBT individuals in their search for spiritual fulfillment. We affirm LGBT people by accepting their sexuality and not seeking to change it and strive to overcome the alienation created by past religious condemnation and rejection.

Strong Family Alliance

Developed by Christians who do NOT believe being gay is a choice or can or should be cured, this site reaches out to Christian parents who may need help reconciling their faith with their child’s identity. Almost every religious denomination now has a support system for the LGTBQ community. Likewise, Strong Family Alliance does not believe that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but that scripture is concerned with proper treatment of others and opposes cruelty, exploitation, and abuse among all people — heterosexual and homosexual alike. This site is refreshingly rich in acceptance, compassion and wisdom.

University of Arizona Office of LGBTQ Affairs

The LGBTQ Resource Center serves as a hub for many of the LGBTQ initiatives on campus. Previously located in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL), the center relocated to a more formal space within the Student Union in the Spring of 2013. Today, with a physical and visible space on campus, the center provides students with a connecting point for LGBTQ people and programming. It currently houses The Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Safe Zone, and the student-run organization Pride Alliance. Hundreds of students study, eat their lunch and socialize here—it is their home away from home!

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs works to build, sustain, and strengthen a safe, inclusive, and open environment for faculty, staff, appointed professionals, students, alumni, parents, and guests of all gender identities and sexual orientations.