Partner Organizations

Wingspan works closely with the following Partner Organizations. Please support our Partner Organizations.

Alliance Fund

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund is a special project of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), created in 1999 in partnership with the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Alliance Fund addresses the chronic pattern of underfunding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender programs and supports efforts to address these issues through philanthropy and endowment building.

Catalina High School

Catalina Magnet High School’s Vision: implement academic interventions that allow all students to complete high school and prepare for post-secondary opportunities, be a celebrated model of open communication and collective accountability, exemplify a welcoming environment for parents and community by promoting forums, engaging students with volunteer opportunities and inviting businesses/neighborhoods to support the school’s goals, be a school that recognizes caring, trusting relationships between all stake holders are the foundations for student achievement, develop a climate where strong Trojan Spirit fosters student achievement in all areas: academic, curricular and extracurricular, and be a place where all are respected and show respect for self and others

Cholla High School

The Cholla High Law and Public Safety Program offers a rigorous high school curriculum developed for young men and women expressing an interest in a career in law and public safety. The program provides a better understanding of law enforcement for students no matter what career path they eventually follow.

City High School

City High School strives to be a community of learners in which all members use their minds well and care about one another. We engage with challenging academics and the unique resources of our city and region in order to become active citizens and responsible stewards of our world.


CODAC is one of Arizona’s oldest and most respected community-based providers of behavioral health and family development services. CODAC provides tools, support and services to individuals, families, and communities so they may live with dignity, free from the harmful effects of mental illness, substance use disorders and trauma.

Crossroads Collaborative

The Crossroads Collaborative includes University of Arizona (UA) faculty and students and two youth-oriented community partners, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and YWCA Tucson. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing research, graduate training, public conversation, and ultimately social change in the area of youth, sexuality, health, and rights.

Derechos Humanos

Coalición de Derechos Humanos (“The Human Rights Coalition”) is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.

Dinnerware Artspace

Dinnerware Artspace is a group of artist collectives here to revolutionize the world; Our part of the world, anyway. Dinnerware Artspace is where area artists show their work, create their work, and celebrate the arts through innovative events.Emerge! Center


Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to women and children.

Fluxx Studio and Gallery

Fluxx studio & gallery is a non profit community arts space who is dedicated to the promotion of queer art and culture including live performance, festivals, and special occasions. Information on Fluxx Studios can also be obtained via their facebook page.

Fortin De Las Flores

Fortin de las Flores is a grassroots membership based organization dedicated to promoting civil, economic and human rights of women throughout Southern Arizona. As an action center we work to create alternatives to confront the poverty and violence that plagues our families as well as maintaining a commitment to celebrating the positive and healthy accomplishments found within our community. 

Virtual Gay Community Center for Tucson with bars, retail, dining, events, facts, hotels, real estate, shopping, weather and more.

GLBT Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce is to promote the success and growth of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied business community in Southern Arizona through education, networking, and advocacy.

GLSEN Tucson

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition of Southern Arizona

The LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition of Southern Arizona provides beginning and advanced training sessions on topics related to the LGBTQ population and the provision of health care services. Several standard trainings have been developed (see below), but these workshops can be customized to meet your organization’s needs.  LGBQ 101 -Introduction to LGBQ: Definitions, Understanding Heterosexism and Homophobia. LGBQ 201 -Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention for the LGBTQ Population. Trans 101 – The Brave New World of Gender: A Media Exploration of Gender Variance. Trans 201 – Pathways to Understanding: Clinical Guidelines for working with Transgender People. Information on the LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition of Southern Arizona can also be obtained via their facebook page.

Multi-Faith Working Group 

 To support Wingspan’s mission to promote the well being of the LGBT community in Southern Arizona, the Multi-faith Working Group creates and facilitates activities that nourish the spiritual life of the Wingspan community and relationships with Southern Arizona faith communities.

Open Inn

Open Inn’s mission is to empower children, youth and families to experience and develop positive self-worth. This is accomplished through a comprehensive array of services and activities designed to support young people as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficient adulthood.

Our Family Services

Our Family Services helps runaway and homeless youth come off the streets. We promote civility and peace by helping people talk to each other. We help some of Tucson’s highest-risk children learn to read. We help troubled families cope with addiction and find healing. We help people learn to be better parents, improve their lives and their relationships, and build stronger families. We help older and disabled people live safely and with dignity in their own homes.

Pan Left Productions

Started in 1994 by Lisa Wise and Jeff Imig, Pan Left Productions was born out of the desire to help local activists and artists make video work for little or no money. We have an active membership that is consistently producing a host of articulate, artistic, and thought-provoking work. Pan Left encourages individual and collective work that is of a progressive nature. We actively promote political involvement and challenges to government. We believe in diversity, democracy, workers rights, and health care.

Tucson chapter of PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Provides: Support, to cope with an adverse society; Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Services

The Victim Services Division assists victims at crime scenes and at court hearings, providing support for crime victims and guiding them through the criminal justice system.

Pima County Domestic Violence Task Force

Under the leadership of the County Attorney’s Office, the Pima County Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force meets quarterly to address issues related to the prevention, reporting, investigation, prosecution, intervention, and treatment of domestic violence. The Task Force is comprised of representatives from local service agencies, law enforcement agencies, the Adult Probation Department, the Pima County Attorney’s Office, and the Tucson City Attorney’s Office.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Arizona is the largest sexual health organization in Arizona. We serve more than 70,000 health care patients and more than 30,000 teens and adults through education, outreach and advocacy efforts. Planned Parenthood operates 14 health center locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Yuma. Planned Parenthood Arizona promotes and protects every person’s freedom and right to enjoy sexual health and well-being, to make reproductive choices, and build healthy, strong families.

Rainbow Interfaith Coalition

We are a group of Tucson interfaith communities united in reaching out to and affirming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Our purpose is to provide broad and diverse spiritual choices in a non-political and non-partisan manner to LGBT individuals in their search for spiritual fulfillment. We affirm LGBT people by accepting their sexuality and not seeking to change it and strive to overcome the alienation created by past religious condemnation and rejection.

Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF)

Care services, prevention education and outreach to the people of Southern Arizona living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV and AIDS.


At the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) it is our mission to reduce the trauma and incidence of sexual assault by providing treatment and promoting prevention of sexual abuse, incest, molestation and rape. We provide a safe place for survivors to gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships.

Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force –


Tucson Commission on LGBT Issues

The mission of the Tucson Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues is to champion equality and well‐being for people in Tucson regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  Committee members are both elected and appointed.

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)

The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network offer our hearts and hands to provide compassionate and non-judgmental service to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH)

Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) is a coalition of community and faith-based organizations, government entities, businesses, and individuals committed to the mission of ending homelessness and addressing the issues related to homelessness in our community.

Tucson Pride Inc

Tucson Pride, Inc. produces and promotes cultural, educational and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson Queer Strategic Partnership

The TQSP is a partnership of organizations collaborating to enhance support and services to the queer community.

Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

Workshops and readings for youth to take risks on the mic, speaking to the events and issues that affect not only themselves, but also their communities. Youth run. Youth powered.

University of Arizona African American Student Affairs 

The mission of African American Student Affairs (AASA) is to facilitate a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching African American cultural experience at the University of Arizona. AASA provides opportunities for students to learn more about leadership, social justice and creating community.

University of Arizona Chicano Hispano Affairs

Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment that supports academic success, develops leadership, and embraces Chicano/Hispano students’ cultural identity. Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs is actively involved in the University community in order to incorporate multicultural perspectives across disciplines, programs, and our students’ academic careers.

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The mission of the University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies is to foster curriculum, promote research on gender and sexual diversity, and present public programming that addresses the histories, politics, and cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

University of Arizona Office of LGBTQ Affairs

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Affairs works to build, sustain and strengthen a safe, inclusive, and open environment for faculty, staff, appointed professionals, students, alumni, parents, and guests of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

University of Arizona President’s Diversity Council

The UA President’s Community Diversity Advisory Councils strengthen relationships between the University and the diverse communities within the State of Arizona by serving as a communications conduit and by developing mutually-beneficial partnerships.

University of Arizona Pride Alliance

The Pride Alliance Office is a resource center available to not only LGBTQ individuals, but all students, faculty, and staff. Pride Alliance is also a safe place to seek advice and support from the Interns and the Program Director for LGBTQ Affairs. We are a hate-free zone so feel free to stop by!

YWCA of Tucson – Nuestra Voz and Racial Justice Institute

Nuestra Voz | Our Voice is a program that works with youth from 13 to 24 years old to bring awareness of youth voice in Arizona. Racial Justice Institute: The YWCA has been a voice for racial justice for nearly 150 years. We’ve worked towards diversity since our founding, bringing together women of all ages, racial, cultural, economic, social, and religious backgrounds to work toward a common goal of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity.