The LGBTQ Consortium was founded in May of 2009 as a collaborative effort focused on the needs of the greater lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning populations within Maricopa County, Arizona. The Consortium has since expanded to address needs of the LGBTQ populations in the state of Arizona, as a whole through partnerships and presence on advisory boards and in organizations throughout the state.
The Consortium is an integrated prevention coalition comprised of individual community members, businesses, corporations, and non-profit organizations, key stakeholders, politicians, social service agencies, and advocacy groups. Each member or ally works together to accomplish the joint mission and strategic plan of our group and would like to see positive change take place.
Our goal is to be a hub for networking, resources, information, brainstorming, and collaboration to create a healthier, stronger, more vibrant LGBTQ community. If you have a resource you’d like to share with others? Would you like the community to know more about your work? Let us know and present your information during one of our meetings! Have a question to ask or need a workshop about LGBTQ health care? Reach out to training & ed! Have a youth in need or resources? Let the Q Youth know. Looking for a fun, interactive, informative resource? Safe Out is the committee for you! This is your Consortium, and we want to be sure the community’s wishes, needs, and direction is reflected in our actions.
Join any one of our subcommittees today to get involved! We can’t wait to meet you!