Greater Phoenix: Where you’re free to be you

Published: 06/28/2021
Updated: 04/11/2024

Meet local organizations furthering inclusion and providing resources to the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Phoenix 

We are an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and the work to build an inclusive and equitable community doesn’t stop when the calendar flips. 

Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz. both scored perfect 100s on the 2020 Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign and nine Arizona cities including Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Glendale have passed anti-discrimination ordinances. We encourage Greater Phoenix cities and towns to continue to promote inclusion, and applaud the work of so many organizations around Greater Phoenix devoted to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and furthering inclusion across the region. 

  • one•n•ten, PhoenixA source and a support organization for the LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24 in the Valley of the Sun 
  • One Community, Phoenix: Advance workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and public accommodations for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies 
  • 850zip, Phoenix: Actively promote locally owned businesses in the 850 zip codes 
  • Rainbow Coalition, ASU (Tempe): Student-led coalition that advocates for the rights, safety and overall health of the LGBTQIA+ community at ASU 
  • Aunt Rita’s Foundation, Phoenix: Support Phoenix-area AIDS service organizations 
  • Equality Arizona, Phoenix: Build a strong and resilient LGBTQ social movement and culture in Arizona by increasing access to safety, well-being and inclusion in society 
  • Arizona Gay Rodeo Association, Phoenix: Volunteer group that produces an annual rodeo to benefit local LGBTQ+ charities 
  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Phoenix: Ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression 
  • Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Arizona: Vision to unite, elevate, and empower the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community throughout Arizona 
  • Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix: GPECC promotes business development to increase economic opportunities for our members, the LGBT community and all who support business equality 
  • Desert Overture, Phoenix: Community concert band comprised of LGBTQ+ musicians and their allies 
  • Imperial Court of Arizona, Phoenix: Unite the LGBT and heterosexual communities through charitable fundraising events to meet the needs of all 
  • Lambda Phoenix Center, Phoenix: Recovery center for the LGBTQ Community, Family & Friends. Offering Hope to the LGBTQ Community 
  • Phoenix Pride: Unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community and our allies 
  • LGBT Devils’ Pride Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, Tempe: Promoting respect, inclusiveness, diversity and equality 
  • Mulligan’s Manor Group Home, Phoenix: Supportive group home dedicated to at-risk gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and heterosexual adolescents ranging from 12 to 17 years old 
  • Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) Arizona Chapter, Phoenix: National network of lesbians over age 60: sharing information, providing support and taking action 
  • Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Phoenix: Support, Education, Advocacy and Local community information 
  • Bears Of The West, Phoenix: Committed to benevolent and charitable services, fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in Greater Phoenix 
  • LGBT Club of Sun City: Safe and welcoming community for LGBT residents of Sun City and their allies through social events, educational experiences and community service opportunities 
  • Arizona Gay Volleyball Association, Phoenix: Foster local, regional, national and international sports competition predominantly for gays, lesbians and anyone dedicated to promotion of the amateur athletic experience for persons of all skill level and abilities regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, creed, religion or national origin 

To the LGBTQ+ community: We stand with you. We know there is still work to be done as we continue building an inclusive community of which every person can be proud. Our diversity is our greatest strength and creating opportunity and an equitable community is accomplished only through inclusive growth.