• City of Phoenix Gender Identity/ Gender Transition Resources
  • City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
    • To create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone is valued.
  • Transgender Training Institute –
    • The Transgender Training Institute (TTI) is a proudly trans-owned business that provides training and consulting services, facilitated by transgender and non-binary people, with the goal of contributing to a more just, equitable and affirming world. We combine our topical expertise & lived experiences, formal training as educators, intersectional social justice values, and decades of facilitation experience to provide your participants with powerful professional development trainings.
  • Phoenix Pride –
    • Phoenix Pride, founded in 1981, was established primarily for charitable, educational and social purposes. The main purpose of Phoenix Pride is to promote unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons; and to promote a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services. Phoenix Pride is dedicated to the continuous development of programs and building community partnerships to benefit the Arizona LGBTQ+ community, along with its community of Allies. Phoenix Pride’s programming includes producing the 2 largest LGBTQ+ cultural celebrations in Arizona. Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
    • Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program –
      • The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program is a charitable program to provide scholarships to High school seniors, current college students, and adult re-entry students in our community who identify as LGBTQ+ and our allies attending any type of FAFSA accredited postsecondary school. The funds for this program are administered by the Arizona Community Foundation. Since its inception in 2005 (created by Linda Hoffman), the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Fund has awarded $437,500 in scholarships. In 2023 we are slated to award $53,000 in scholarships.

        The 2023 Pride Scholarship Application is open! More information can be found at
  • one-n-ten –
    • Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.
    • Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Caring.com
    • “LGBTQIA+ Senior Housing Options – The Comprehensive Guide” provides a range of LGBTQIA+-friendly senior housing options, legal rights and protections, and key factors to consider when assessing senior housing options for LGBTQIA+ individuals, such as location, cost, and community atmosphere.
  • BOCA Recovery Center
    • Even with a number of social advancements for rights, gay and transgender people face overwhelming levels of stigma, stress, and discrimination for their sexual and/or gender identity. Finding a gender-affirming treatment facility, or even a traditional treatment facility that has adequate cultural competency, can be pivotal in helping an LGBTQ+ person get the help they need for their recovery.
  • Alzheimer’s Association
    • The LGBTQ community may face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. These include finding inclusive and welcoming health care providers, less ability to call upon adult children for assistance, concerns about stigma and higher rates of poverty and social isolation.
  • Survivors of Sexual Violence With Developmental Disabilities in LGBTQ and Transgender Communities Speak Out
    • Survivors of sexual violence with developmental disabilities (DD) within the LGBTQIA+ community often experience bias and discrimination which impacts their access to services.
  • Intelligent: LGBTQ+ College Student Guide –
    • In this guide, you’ll learn how to research colleges and review additional topics such as the unique challenges LGBTQ students face and the resources and legal rights available to them.

Transgender Awareness Week and
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.  The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed annually on November 20th to memorialize those who were murdered due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

To celebrate and help raise the visibility of transgender people, an exhibit was created by the Phoenix LGBTQ Employee Alliance to help educate the public about transgender people, ways to support trans youth and some of the issues the transgender community face.  Also included is a memorial that honors the memory of the transgender and gender non-conforming individuals whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence this year; 2021 being the deadliest year recorded. 

State of LGBTQ+ Arizona – Online Training

Presented by Angela Hughey, President of ONE Community & ONE Community Foundation. This presentation offers an in-depth assessment of the current state of affairs for LGBTQ+ people in Arizona and across the nation. Featuring existing policies, issue analysis, economic data, and action items, the presentation serves as a road map detailing where we are, where we need to go and how to get there to become a state and nation that celebrates, respects and protects us all equally. Q & A session moderated by Nate Rhoton, Phoenix Human Relations Commission Chairperson. Triple diversity points with completing the course and passing the quiz.

PHXYou: LEA101-ONL-State of LGBTQ+ Arizona

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