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The Anchor Project - The ANCHOR Project provides services to young adults identifying as LGBTQ&A (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight ally) -  2801 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson 520-909-0754

Brewster Domestic Violence Center - Offers a domestic violence shelter - 24-hour crisis line: 622-6347

Kino Teen Center - Offering a Teen health clinic, job skills, and violence prevention  520-740-4600

La Frontera – Provides both counseling and mental health services - 884-9920

Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona - STD testing, family planning, and sexual health information  Call 520-884-5562

 Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault - S.A.C.A.S.A. - Offers a 24-hour crisis line - 1-800-400-1001 or 520-327-7273 , business line: 520-327-1171

Southern Arizona Mental Health Crisis Services -S.A.M.H.C. – call their 24-7 crisis-line: 622-6000

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation - S.A.A.F – Offers HIV testing by appointment,  AIDS/HIV prevention programs, and services for HIV+ people - 628- 7223 or 1-800-771-9054
 
Theresa Lee Health Center - Offering an STD clinic, HIV testing, and family planning.  be sure to call the clinic for the current hours or for an appointment - 520-791-7676
  
Tucson Women’s Center - 1-866-653-6221 or 520-321-4345 – Services include abortion providers and other assistance
 
LGBTQ Anti Violence Program - Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation program offers support, advocacy, and reporting for domestic violence and bias crimes
 
 

Community Resources – LGBTQ Info

The Anchor Project - The ANCHOR Project provides services to young adults identifying as LGBTQ&A (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight ally) -  2801 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson 520-909-0754

Eon Youth Group - Offers counciling, information, events, and other programs for Tucson's LGBTQ youth 23 and under  

Tucson Indian Center – Native LGBTQ Youth group - 884-7131 extension 25

 Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - P.F.L.A.G. – The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month - 360-3795

 Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network - G.L.S.E.N. - Local educators who work for LGBTQ equality in the Tucson education system and also support all the Gay Straight Alliances in area schools – 743-4800

Tucson Gay Museum - Transports the virtual visitor into an immersion of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) History of both Tucson and beyond from the 1700's right up to the early 2010's !

  Southern Arizona Gender Alliance - S.A.G.A. – support group and advocates for the trans community, meets monthly

A.S.U.A. Pride Alliance - University of Arizona student LGBTQ Resource Center - 621-7585

Gay-Straight Alliances at Tucson area schools can be accessed through the Anchor Project, Eon Youth Group, or your school

 

Living Resources

Our Town family Center – Offers a  youth shelter, transitional living apartments, services for youth on the street, and family counseling/assistance – 24-hour youth help-line 323-1706  or  1-800-537-8696

Open Inn – Provides temporary shelter and longer term transitional living programs - 670-9040

Youth On Their Own  – Supporting youth between 8 to 22 years old while they are in school with living stipends, food, clothing, and alternative housing - 293-1136

Primavera Services – Offers services for youth 18 and up who are experiencing homelessness, require hygiene necessities, job training, and affordable housing – 623-5111,  Programs also include shelter for older men 623-4300

Information & Referral – Provides information on finding help and services in Tucson, M-F 8am - 5pm - 881-1794 or  24-hour crisis line - 323-9373

 
 

Community Resources – Religious/Spiritual

MCC Water of Life Metropolitan Church – Openly welcomes those of all faiths and lifestyles - 3269 North Mountain Avenue – 292-9151

Cornerstone Fellowship – Openly welcomes those of all faiths and lifestyles - 2902 North Geronimo Avenue -  622-4626

St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church – 4440 North Campbell – 299-6421

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church – 1436 North Campbell – Offers the Grace Support Group and Tucson Catholic Gay & Lesbian Family Ministry –  293-6624 or 325-0892

Lutherans Concerned - Tucson chapter of the national group for LGBTQ Lutherans meets at the Santa Cruz Lutheran Church at 6809 South Cardinal Avenue 

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network - T.I.H.A.N. – 2660 N. First Avenue – 299-6647

 
 

Other Community Resources

Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage - B.I.C.A.S. - An LGBTQ and community friendly bike shop, repair shop, parts shop, also offering bicycle repairs-art and events located at  44 West 6th Street - 628-7950

Art In Reality – A.I.R. - Offers art/dance/music/performance classes for youth

VOICES  and 110ฐ– Tucson’s Youth Magazine - 622-7458 - 48 East Pennington Street

191 Toole (Event Calendar)– A fun underground youth collective space and venue with regular shows and other events - 622-3028 - 191 East Toole Avenue

Southern Arizona Legal Aid – 64 East Broadway Boulevard - 623-9465 or 1-800-234-7252 

 

 

National LGBTQ Youth Resources

Ambiente Joven:  Latino & Latina youth resources for all GLBTQ teens

Amplify Your Voice:  Youth focused blog site that has sections covering subjects such as GLBTQ Rights, Gender and Stereotypes, Sex and the Culture we live in, and much more

AntiJen Pages: Transsexual support site that gives high school stories, articles, and advice.

Being Gay Is Okay:  GLBTQ website with information and advice specifically for people under twenty five (under 25 only)

Coalition for Positive Sexuality: Created by teens for teens this website promotes a positive attitude towards sexuality

Gay Teen Forum: Forum specifically geared toward all gay teens

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: Promotes equality and diversity in school environments to protect the respect and acceptance of GLBTQ students; also a resource for bullied GLBTQ students

Gay Teens Resources: International GLBTQ youth site that shares the up to date news and trends, and fun activities while providing support along with open forum discussions

GLBT National Help Center: Telephone and online chat peer counseling free service that is confidential for anyone with questions about all GLBTQ issues

GLBT National Resource Database: At this site you can often find GLBTQ organizations and events near you

Go Ask Alice: Alice answer's any questions about sexual health and orientation

OutProud: Website for the National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth. The website includes personal stories of LGBTQ youth, brochures that can be downloaded online, libraries, and a forum

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance Q-munity: Website that can help you get connected to other youths with the same GLBTQ questions and concerns. For youths, thirteen to twenty year old (13-20 only)

Sex, Etc.: Provides information to help answer any questions concerning your GLBTQ issues and questions. The website also contains videos, comics, quizzes, and forums

Teen Help: Forum for teens who are questioning their own sexuality or gender identity issues, and other topics

Teen Line: Teens can call this confidential hotline from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST (Pacific Standard Time). The website offers email, help, online chat and message boards for any question (13-19 only)

Trevor Project: National organization helping with crisis and suicide prevention efforts among GLBTQ youth. Provides confidential questions and answers about sexual orientation and gender identity

Virtual Teen: Forums for all teens to discuss puberty and sexuality, including puberty, masturbation, sex, homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality

Youth Guardian Services: Non profit youth run organization that supports GLBTQ youth

 

 

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