Community

Northern Arizona Pride Association

Since our inception in 1996, Northern Arizona Pride Association mission and purpose of the Pride in the Pines festival was to educate the general public of the needs and issues affecting the gay and lesbian Community (LGBTQ).
For over 21 years we have strive in taking special recognition of the positive contributions our organization has achieved. This event not only promotes a celebration of diversity but instills a great sense of morale and pride in our community; over the past 8 years, civil and human rights have finally been recognized for its achievements, which was far past due. In the meantime, we still have more works to do; from workplace discrimination to health care benefits and same-sex legal adoptions. The fight still continues, until we are all truly equal.

  • 2009 City of Flagstaff adds domestic partner benefits to all city employees
  • 2010 City of Flagstaff awards pride with Key to the City
  • 2011 City of Flagstaff proclaimed June as LGBTQ month
  • 2011 City of Flagstaff added domestic partnership registry
  • 2013 City of Flagstaff passed Civil Rights Ordinance protecting LGBTQ class
  • 2015 Same-sex marriage was legally recognized in Arizona
  • 2016 June 26th-Finally same-sex marriage is legally recognized in the United States
  • 2017 June 26th -First LGBTQ organization to raise the Rainbow Flag at it’s City Hall in the state of  Arizona

Currently, we are in discussion in amending the Civil Rights Ordinance of Flagstaff to include Transgender* protection.

 

Community LGBTQ Outreach Programs

 

 

Flagstaff Pride PFLAG Chapter:

The Local Flagstaff PFLAG(Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) Chapter meet on a monthly basis. Everyone and anyone are welcomed to attend. PFLAG meetings are a safe space forum.

PFLAG was Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization.

PFLAG National’s largest program is supporting its network of more than 400 chapters, which crosses nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. From publications to online learning programs, to advocacy support and media training, these are just a small sample of the many ways in which PFLAG National reinforces the efforts of this massive grassroots movement of passionate volunteers in communities across the United States.

If you’d like to attend the next meeting, please contact Deb@flagstaffpride.org or visit them on facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGflagstaff/

 

 

ONE N’ ten Safe Space for LGBTQ youth in Flagstaff:

One n’ ten is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We provide youth with tools to improve self-esteem and self-acceptance.

Youth range in age from 14 to 24. We create a safe space, mentally and physically, for youth of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Our weekly discussion groups cover a wide range of social, educational, health and community issues.

Youth with particular needs have the option to speak with peers or volunteers one-on-one, in a supervised setting. They offer resources for healthy living and making healthy choices, as well as fun social networking opportunities that develop leadership skills.

Monthly groups in Flagstaff are a fun and safe place for youth.  The programs vary and include guest speakers, small group discussions, art, music, dance, community activism and more. If you are interested in attending, please email kado@onenten.org for times and location. Youth who, staff, and volunteers that attend must abide by our Safe Space Guidelines.