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Dare to Care
Tucson Community Coalition

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  Join the Dare to Care Tucson Community Coalition, a coalition to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ teens, young adults, and their families - committing to safe and supportive emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual care despite future anti-gay legislation passed within Arizona. 

Community Coalition
& Parents

To Join the Coalition, click HERE.

Thank You!

Our DARE TO CARE events were successful measured by the hundreds of participants hosted by St Francis.



In case you couldn’t attend, two meaningful events were held:

 “Queering Faith: Reclaiming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Teens, young adults and allies” was highlighted by J.J. Warren, our keynote speaker. Inspiring presenters shared personal stories of their journeys and addressed important questions focusing on safe places where LGBTQIA could be themselves without retribution, without rejection, and without fear or harm.



“Community Leader Event” was facilitated by Pastor Jim and Rev. Meredith Joubert.

Seven professional panelists discussed their experiences as LGBTQIA advocates and
activists for Tucson families.

What’s Next?

We still would like to initiate a Dare to Care Coalition, which we didn’t have time to structure in August.  We are inspired that many people have already expressed an interest in discussing the next steps toward protecting the emotional, mental, physical safety of our LGBTQ youth. 

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If you would like to join us and be part of this powerful momentum, please register for our Coalition.

Our Speakers at the Event

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Abby Louise Jensen

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Rev. Sandy Johnson

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Dr. Alex Karaman

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Dr. Tracey Kurtzman

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Rev. Louis J. Mitchell

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Lizette Trujillo

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Andi Young


Learn More About Our Speakers


Special Thanks to. . .

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The Dare to Care Team

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

Chat rooms for youth that are being moderated from 4pm-7pm for 19 years and younger

Trevor Project

We provide information & support to LGBTQ 

young people 24/7, all year round.

Text 678-678

Call: 1-866-488-7386

Or Chat online:

GLBT National Youth Talk Line

for youth 25 and younger (it also serves parents)


M-F 1pm-9pm PST and Sat 9am-2pm PST

E-mail for peer-support at:


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