Happy Pride Month from YNPN Phoenix! As a collective membership, we believe that advocacy is an essential tool for creating positive change in our communities and moving towards our vision of creating a more thriving, resilient, and inclusive social sector. When we kicked off this year, our membership met to discuss our advocacy platform for the year, and came up with three pillars of action for 2021:

  1. Being an inclusive space that encourages active participation from all of our members;
  2. Training our members to be effective advocates for themselves and their missions;
  3. and, Partnering with and promoting organizations doing meaningful EDIJ work. 

So here is where #3 comes in. In honor of Pride Month, we are promoting those organizations and individuals doing important EDIJ work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community all year long. 

Below you find some great organizations and resources, but there are so many more out there doing great things. So do your own research, look reflectively at your personal network, and report back. Tell us who you think is doing great work in the Phoenix Community!

Local Organizations

ONE Community – A coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who are moving diversity, inclusion and equality forward for all Arizonans.

One•n•ten – Serves LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24 by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.

Phoenix Pride – Unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.

Podcast & Vlogs

Celebrating (and deconstructing) the gender spectrum from TedTalks

15 LGBTQ Podcasts That’ll Make You Proud Year-Round from Oprah Daily 

Other Resources

GLAAD  – Rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

The Trevor Project – The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.