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LGBTQ+ Community Events

At Equality Arizona, we're driven by a belief in the power of community. Each month, we host events designed to build the confidence, knowledge, and wellness of LGBTQ+ Arizonans, from opportunities for activism to our Queer People Fit series and monthly member meeting, the Spectrum Academy. Scroll through this page or tap the dates on the calendar to find some great ways to build yourself up and make a difference in your community!

Voter Education Phone Banks

Virtual Voter Education Phone Banks

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, every Wednesday and Thursday in October | register

The complete Equality Arizona Voter Guide is live! Want to make sure your friends and family have all the information they need to vote their values this year? Drop into a shift of our October phone bank series to help educate Arizona voters about their rights and the impact of their vote. We'll be making calls to share our voter resources every Wednesday and Thursday night for the month of October. And if there's nothing you can imagine worse than making a cold call, we've got some other great ways you can help get the word out during each shift!

NARAL + EQAZ + Phoenix Gaymers Social Hour

NARAL + EQAZ + Phoenix Gaymers Social Hour

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm October 9, 2022 | register

Location: Brick Road Coffee House, 4415 S Rural Rd Suite 10, Tempe, AZ 85282

Learn about the legal status of abortion care in Arizona and get connected to your local LGBTQ+ activist community to stand up for reproductive freedom at a social hour co-hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America, Phoenix Gaymers, and Equality Arizona at Brick Road Coffee in Tempe.

Queer People Fit: Yoga

Queer People Fit: Yoga

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm October 11, 2022 | register

Location: Upward Light Yoga, 128 W Pepper Pl, Mesa AZ

Starting this month, we’re excited to introduce a new slow flow yoga session to Queer People Fit, led by Noémie Luce (@circlereiki_somatichealing). Queer People Fit events are safe spaces for LGBTQ+ community members and allies to move together to build the movement for equality.

The Gang - Equality Arizona - Goes to Pride

Phoenix Pride

October 15 + 16, 2022 | Steele Indian School Park

It’s always sunny at Phoenix Pride! Stop by and say hi to the team at our booth, October 15 and 16, and make sure to leave with a t-shirt and some new knowledge about what to expect in the 2022 midterm elections!

Banned Book Club

Banned Book Club

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm October 17, 2022 | register

Location: Brick Road Coffee House, 4415 S Rural Rd Suite 10, Tempe, AZ 85282

As book bans sweep the nation, one great way to push back is to read! And not just to read, but to come together in community around the books anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries are trying to censor. With Vanessa Marie, we’re launching a monthly banned book club, starting this October with Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan, banned multiple times from school libraries for addressing feminism and abortion.

Queer People Fit: Cycling

Queer People Fit: Cycling

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm October 18, 2022 | register

Location: Tempe Town Lake Marina Boat Launch

Our monthly Queer People Fit cycling events are hosted in partnership with OutCyclists, an LGBTQ+ cycling club based in Phoenix, and Bike Saviours, a volunteer-run, non-profit bicycle repair shop located in Tempe. Need to rent a bike for the event? Let us know when you sign up and we can help!

Queer People Fit: Running

Queer People Fit: Running

5:30 pm - 7:15 pm October 25, 2022 | register

Location: Margaret T Hance Park, 67 W Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Our monthly Queer People Fit running events are a partnership with Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix, a running and walking club for the LGBTQ+ community and allies having an interest in health and well-being through staying active and coming together with social events. We have multiple options and paths for runners and walkers interested in attending the event.

Spectrum Academy

Spectrum Academy

11:00 am - 2:00 pm October 29, 2022 | register

Location: Escalante Community Center, 2150 E Orange St. Tempe, AZ 85281

With just 10 days after this month’s Spectrum Academy until Election Day, we’re overhauling the entire agenda. Join us at the Escalante Community Center on October 29 for a brand new storytelling exercise designed to build critical thinking around how we relate to the world around us and to bridge into a discussion and collective visioning activity about the political realities and futures of our communities. At the end of the event, we’ll spend time going through our voter guide, covering everything from ballot measures to voting rights to the roles and responsibilities of each office.