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.

Wingspan Affiliated Programs

SAAF acts as fiscal agent for several groups. See the menu bar at right to select a program.

News and Events

  • See Ricky Martin LIVE!, February 14, 2017

    The 2017 Jell-O Wrestling raffle prize has been announced and this year’s winner will receive 2 tickets to see Ricky Martin Live in concert in Las Vegas on Sunday July 2; a 2 night stay at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Resort; and a $100 Visa gift card. Tickets are limited to 3,000 and winner […]

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  • Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- Emma’s Story, February 1, 2017

    I jumped in front of a car today. That’s what I told my mom one day when I had tried to kill myself. Luckily I didn’t get hit, but I didn’t trust myself. My mom took me to the hospital and I spent two weeks there. I always knew I liked girls and this was […]

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  • Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- James’ Story, January 26, 2017

    My name is James. I’m 17 years old. I identify as trans masculine, although sometimes I like to use the word queer.  I’m turning 18 in just a few weeks and I’m not sure where I’m going to go or what I’m going to do but I know I can’t live at home with my […]

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  • SAAF Announces Creation of Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth, January 4, 2017

    SAAF is very excited to announce its newest project to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth. This project will create a dedicated space on 4th avenue which will house several of SAAF’s LGBTQ youth-centered prevention programs, including Eon, HIV Youth […]

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  • Wanted: Your Old Clothes! Savers Clothing Drive is On through December 15, December 8, 2016

    SAAF will be collecting clothing for our annual Savers FUNDrive through Thursday December 15! Bring your unwanted clothing to SAAF, located at 375 S. Euclid Avenue by Thursday December 15, let us know it is for the Savers FUNDrive, and SAAF will get a donation! For every 5 pounds of clothing, SAAF gets $1 and […]

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