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Pride Parade

Dare to Care
Tucson Community Coalition

Thank You!

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


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

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

Pastor Jim and Rev. Meredith Joubert
JJ Warren at the Dare to Care Event

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.



Our Speakers at the Event

Abby Louise Jensen

Abby Louise Jensen

Audience Close Up
The cross at St. Francis in the Foothills
 Rev. Sandy Johnson

Rev. Sandy Johnson

 Dr. Alex Karaman

Dr. Alex Karaman

Dare to Care Flyer
Pride T-Shirt
  Dr. Tracey Kurtzman

Dr. Tracey Kurtzman

Pride Flag
 Rev. Louis Mitchell

Rev. Louis J. Mitchell

Joe Pitanzo
 Lizette Trujillo

Lizette Trujillo

 Andi Young

Andi Young


Learn More About Our Speakers


Special Thanks to. . .

 St. Francis in the Foothills Stand
La Frontera
UA Campus Ministries
 Desert Southwest Camping Ministries Stand
Frontera Wesley
Gourmet Girls
The Dare to Care Team

The Dare to Care Team

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Tucson Affirming Businesses

Gaymber Member Directory

Let your voice be heard!

2023 School Board Meetings

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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