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Pride Parade

Dare to Care
Tucson Community Coalition

Rainbow Swoop

& Parents


 Join 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. 

Dare to Care Event

Organized by a group of United Methodists, Dare to Care hosted three events to support the LGBTQIA+ community and hosted our first group conversation to further discuss ways this Coalition might best support LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and professionals working with them.


Our Beginnings

Our Conversation

Our conversation focused on three areas of action:

  1. Supporting local LGBTQIA+ activists and organizations, 

  2. Education within our community and 

  3. Political activism and advocacy.


Our conversations were meaningful and they reiterated what we learned from our informative panel speakers: the obstacles and challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ youth and their advocates are complex and multifaceted.


Therefore, the mission of this Coalition is to unite our community toward supporting the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of gay and trans youth. 


What’s Next?

Our efforts will focus on sharing information about the work being done at the local and federal levels. There are a variety of ways you can get involved: 

  • share efforts where financial support is needed.

  • communicate opportunities and events where you can get involved.

  • mobilize participation with legislation alliances and advocacy in Phoenix.


We will always honor the commitment and work that so many of you have already put forth and our intention is only to build bridges and create stronger alliances within the greater community.

Pastor Jim Wiltbank

If you would like to join us and be part of this powerful momentum,

please Register for our Coalition.



Tucson Affirming Businesses

Gaymber Member Directory

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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