LGBTQ Programs at SAAF

In November 2014, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) took over operation of 2 Wingspan programs, the Anti-Violence Programs (AVP) and the Eon Youth Lounge. Wingspan had been southern Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community & Resource Center for more than a quarter century when financial considerations necessitated closing their doors.

SAAF is proud to continue the tradition & vital programs of Wingspan. In addition to taking over AVP & Eon, SAAF also serves as fiscal steward to 4 all-volunteer groups once affiliated with Wingspan. More information about the affiliated programs can be found by selecting from the menu list at right.

Anti-Violence Programs

shadow peopleAnti Violence Crisis Hotline

1 800 553-9387

The Anti-Violence Programs offer 24-hour crisis intervention and advocacy to LGBTQ victim/survivors of violence, and intersectional LGBTQ anti-violence activism.

For more information about AVP, click here.

 

Eon Youth Lounge

eonrainbowlogoThe Eon Youth Center is a youth-driven program that works to strengthen Tucson’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersexed, and straight-ally youth communities by creating social opportunities, providing information and support on health issues, advocating for youth rights, and challenging society’s perceptions of youth as they face institutionalized oppressions that target the many facets of their identities. Eon provides a safe drop-in space for these youth, ages 13-23, and conducts outreach and education throughout the community.

LGBTQ Community Groups/Programs

SAAF acts as fiscal agent for several community groups. See the menu bar at right to select a program and learn more about the work they’re doing in our community.

News and Events

  • National HIV Testing Day is June 27, May 19, 2017

    HIV testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight people in the United States are infected with HIV and don’t know it. That means they aren’t getting the medical care they need. We encourage HIV testing on National […]

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  • 35th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is Sunday May 21, May 2, 2017

    The 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be commemorated worldwide on Sunday May 21, 2017. This year’s local event will take place at the Historic Y, located at 300 East University Blvd, from 6:30-7:30pm.  This is a free event and open to the public. This year’s event will include a multi-faith blessing; performances; a moment […]

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  • Stonewall Foundation to fund Endowment for SAAF’s Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, April 14, 2017

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) has been awarded funding from the locally-based Stonewall Foundation to support the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth. This annual funding is in perpetuity and will help fund renovations at the Center in the initial year of funding while establishing and growing the Stonewall Foundation […]

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  • SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is April 27, April 5, 2017

    SAAF will once again shine the spotlight on our wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year’s event will take place during National Volunteer Week, on Thursday April 27, 2017; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche catering, served by SAAF employees followed by […]

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  • AZ Gives Day is Tuesday April 4, March 24, 2017

    The 5th annual Arizona Gives Day is Tuesday April 4 and we hope that you will consider giving to SAAF on that day. We have arranged match gifts totaling $3,000 but we need your help to make sure that we reach each match (see below for a listing of match donors). Plus, if SAAF is […]

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.