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

  • 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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  • Why a Will workshop is March 24, March 11, 2017

    Did you know…Nearly half of all adult Americans do not currently have a will? If you do not have a will at the time of death, the State will make determinations about how your estate is divided up. In Arizona, if you are part of an unmarried, same-sex couple, your surviving partner will receive nothing […]

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  • SAAF Stands with Transgender Students & Calls on Trump Administration to Protect All Students, February 23, 2017

    Yesterday, the Trump Administration reversed a sound policy protecting the rights of transgender students. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) calls on President Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure all students have access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity and gender expression. The change to government […]

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