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.
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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
The 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.