LGBTQIA2S+ Resources

The university supports all students of all gender identities. Explore these campus resources for the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Groups & Clubs

CAPS Gender Spectrum Group 

CAPS Connecting with Pride LGBTQ+ Support Group 

LGBTQ+ Affairs

  • A resource and drop-in center for students. Located on the 4th floor of the Student Union, Room 404.  

LGBTQ+ Clubs & Organizations

Pride Alliance

  • Provides a LGBTQ+ listserv and events. Send an email to to be added to the listserv. 

University Resources

Chosen Names & Pronouns

  • The link provides information and instructions regarding changing your name and pronouns for U of A systems and documents.  

Gender Inclusive Facilities

  • For a map of All Gender Facilities at the U of A, please visit the link below. Click on "Health & Safety," and filter for "All Gender Restrooms" (the purple toilet icon). For details on a location, click on the specific icon.   

Housing and Residential Life Gender Inclusive Housing

  • Housing & Residential Life offers Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) in cluster communities that provide a safe and supportive living space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning students. GIH provides a supportive and inclusive living environment where a student can room with any other student, regardless of sex, gender, gender/identity expression, or sexual orientation. 

Title IX Office

  • Anyone who has witnessed, knows about, or has experienced discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment or other sex or gender-based discrimination, violence or harassment is encouraged to seek support and report concerns.

U of A Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy (includes sexual orientation and gender identity)

Student Health Insurance Plan Gender-Affirming Treatment Benefit


Coming out is not a one-time event, but is a life-long process for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. When, how, and to whom to come out is a personal decision, and there is no right or wrong way to do so. The links below provide helpful information about the coming out process.  


If you're in crisis, there is help.


The LGBTQIA2S+ community is rich with diversity which is reflected in ever-changing language. Below are links to glossaries of commonly used LGBTQIA2S+ terms and their definitions.  


Local support groups and safe spaces for LGBTQIA2S+ folx.

LGBTQI Grief and Loss Support Group 

  • A safe and accepting space to share about loss. For individuals 18 and over. 
  • Location: Soreo Hospice 2475 E. Water Street 
  • Contact: Samantha Hebert (520) 547-7000 or (email) 

Immigration and Legal Support

Transgender Veterans Support Group  

  • Southern AZ Veterans Administration holds a weekly group for all who identify as transgender at any stage of transition. Must be VA-enrolled.  
  • For meeting times, location, and to enroll, call 520-629-4888  
  • Facilitated by Lynn Kucieski (520) 792-1450 ext. 3996 and Ande Burkholder (520) 792-1450 ext. 6883 

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance Support Groups 

Check out Saga's Instagram page @saga_tucson for more information on the following groups: 

  • Desert Sisters 
  • Gender Outlawz
  • Families Transformed of Southers Arizona 
  • Trans BIPOC Support Group 

Housing & Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

  • Bread & Roses - Crisis Transitional Housing for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth ages 18-24 
  • Thompson House of Tucson - Connects houseless trans and gender non-conforming young people (ages 18-24) with host homes for up to a year.
  • Thornhill Center on 4th- A SAAF place for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-24 to visit in order to access a variety of services to support their health and well-being. 


Parents, friends and allies are important in the lives LGBTQIA2S+ people. Below are resources to help answer questions you may have and provide tips for being supportive to the LGBTQIA2S+ loved ones in your life.

Articles and Online Guides

Resources for Allies

Be an Ally & a Friend 

  • This page of the GLAAD website provides helpful resources for LGBTQ+ allies, parents and families, including articles and PSAs. 


  • COLAGE is a national organization dedicated to supporting people with one or more LGBTQ+ caregivers.  

Family Acceptance Project 

  • The Family Acceptance Project is an initiative that uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children and to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth. 

My Kid is Gay 

  • This website that includes videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children including information regarding religious support.  


  • PFLAG is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.