September 27th, 2020
Greetings from the Board of PFLAG Tucson,
School has started and we are getting closer to cooler temperatures here in the Old Pueblo. Normally at this time of the year, we would have already kicked off our annual membership drive. Over the last few years, our board has thinned out, the meetings have followed suit and COVID-19 was a challenge we were not able to survive. It is with great sadness and deep love for the community we serve, that the members of the board must announce PFLAG Tucson Chapter will be closed as of October 1st, 2020.
PFLAG Tucson has served the Tucson community for the last 18 years as a place to speak in safety, acceptance, and anonymity. It was a place where those who love and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community could tell their story, listen to someone else’s story, and soothe the isolation that plagues marginalized and threatened minority communities.
Over the last few years, the need for PFLAG lessened due to changes in the laws regarding marriage, work, military service, and society’s growing acceptance for the gay and lesbian community. The focus has shifted to supporting and advocating for our transgendered family old and young alike.
As PFLAG leaves this space in Tucson, we ask that you turn your support to a couple of amazing organizations that are passionate, mobilized, and doing powerful work, The Alliance Fund LGBTQ+, and Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA). The fight to guarantee transgender rights and opportunities has become increasingly difficult. Your time, talents and donations will make a huge impact.
Thank you, Tucson, for 18 years of love and community.
The Board of PFLAG Tucson
Wanda & Blain Tucker