Wingspan is Southern Arizona's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community center. Wingspan is a non-profit, charitable organization that serves Tucson and Southern Arizona. Gifts to Wingspan are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by the IRS.
Wingspan's mission is to promote the freedom, equality, safety and well-being of LGBT people.
Wingspan envisions a community in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people:
are treated with dignity and respect. live in a community free from violence and abuse. live full, healthy, and interconnected lives. are free to live openly with pride. are celebrated in their full diversity. feel part of an organized, supportive, and active LGBT community. are empowered to participate fully as active citizens.
Wingspan's values include a commitment to serve the community in accordance of these principles:
To actively value diversity within and among our communities, including diversity of opinions, beliefs, and values. To work toward the elimination of homophobia, heterosexism, racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, and other forms of oppression in our communities and our lives. To work toward the eradication of violence in our communities and our lives. To ensure that the Community Center is a sober and alcohol-free space. To strengthen and build the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. To promote the empowerment of marginalized groups within the LGBT communities such as youth, seniors, and people with disabilities. To engage the community in our work through the promotion of volunteerism. To keep the community informed of our actions and decisions. To promote social change within and beyond our organization. To seek collaboration that furthers our mission with like-minded organizations and individuals, including those that are not specifically lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender. To align ourselves with other social justice related causes, including, but not limited to, the anti-violence, civil rights, feminist, and anti-racist movements
Wingspan provides an array of social and community services including (for a more detailed list of our programs, please click here):
Information and Referral Services provides information about local community resources, groups, activities and events. Anti-Violence Project offers crisis intervention and support services to victims of violence and education to the community about these issues. Eon Youth Program provides emotional support, social and educational activities, substance abuse prevention, homeless services, and leadership training to youth ages 13-23. Health and Wellness provides outreach and information to community members on health disparities while training health providers on LGBT cultural competency issues. Senior Pride offers peer-support and social and recreational opportunities for LGBT seniors while also educating service providers about the specific needs of this population. Southern Arizona Gender Alliance offers information, support services and social opportunities for transgender people while educating businesses and health and human services providers about transgender issues. Advocacy and Public Policy engages the LGBT and allied community in grassroots, community-based social action while strengthening community coalitions and collaborations. Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors) provides social and outreach programming that promotes positive awareness for Latino LGBT people. Wingspan FilmFest shows high-quality LGBT-themed films representing the diversity of our community that otherwise would not be screened in Southern Arizona. Community Space including a free lending library, computer center, and meeting rooms. – less–ZoomInfo