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From canvassing to community building to policy design, find your way to make a difference

Civic Advocacy

Each month we host two Civic Advocacy Jams, the centerpiece of our strategy to make policymaking and local government more accessible to the queer community. In just an hour and a half, we take real problems from our lives and transform them into policy solutions. It's a little like a hackathon, but it's not just for policy nerds — if you've ever looked at a system and thought "we could be doing this better," this is the event for you. Our next event will be held on June 3 at the Tempe Public Library, and we’ll be bringing the Civic Advocacy Jam back to Tucson on June 17!

Civic Advocacy Jam

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm June 3, 2023 | register

Join us on June 3 for another Civic Advocacy Jam! Queer voices deserve a place in the policy-making process that goes beyond the debate over our basic rights, which is why we’ve designed this ongoing series to give you the tools to craft legislation, draft viable bills, and engage in the policy-making process as an active contributor.

Location: Tempe Public Library


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Political Power

It’s time to start ramping up our field program for voter registration and deep canvassing, and we need your help. Stop by one of our upcoming volunteer team meetings to learn more and discover your way to make a difference.

Volunteer Team Meeting. June 1 @ 5:00pm. Valley Coffee Co.

Volunteer Team Meeting

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm June 1, 2023 | register

Wherever decisions are being made in Arizona, it’s our job to make sure LGBTQ+ people are involved in that process. At Equality Arizona, our team of volunteers is tracking policy from the school board level to the state legislature, designing policy and writing bills, sharing stories, hosting events, and organizing our community to build political power for the long term. The world is made up of a series of decisions — join a team working to make the world differently.


Media & Events

Queer People Fit. Escalante Center. June 3 @ 10am. Emotional Fitness.

Queer People Fit: Emotional Fitness

10:00 am - 11:30 am June 3, 2023 | register

Looking for a safe space to share with queer friends? With the summer heat making it difficult to spend time in nature, we're heading indoors to focus on some other aspects of fitness that are often overlooked. This month we'll be learning about emotional fitness with Rose Gold.

Here's a rundown of the topics we'll cover:

  • The Five Core Emotions & The Three Emotional Zones of the Body

  • Centered Breathing — how to turn fear into excitement

  • Nonviolent Communication — practical tools for emotionally intelligent conversations

  • Fear Melters — movement patterns for each of the four main trauma responses

  • Non-Verbal Movement — BDP (Brief Dance Party 🌈🎉) and Old Story, New Story partner exercise

The Queer People Fit series exists for LGBTQ+ people to build community and to find a sense of belonging. Move with us to build the movement for equality!

Location: Escalante Community Center, Tempe

Banned Book Club. Brick Road Coffee. June 19th @ 6:30pm. Into the Drowning Deep

Banned Book Club

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm June 19, 2023 | register

As book bans sweep the nation, one great way to push back is to read! Our banned book for the month of June is Bigger Monsters: An LGBTQ+ Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Tale, by Eliza Andrews. Join us at Brick Road Coffee on June 19 to discuss the book with our book club host Vanessa Marie!

Location: Brick Road Coffee, Tempe

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