As elsewhere in the U.S., the major cities in Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) are large enough to support businesses and organizations catering specifically to the gay and lesbian communities. At gay bars around Phoenix and Tucson, you can pick up various gay-oriented local publications, including Echo Magazine (tel. 888/324-6624 or 602/266-0550; www.echomag.com).
For information on gay- and lesbian-friendly businesses in the Phoenix metro area, contact the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (tel. 602/266-5055; www.gpglcc.org). Wingspan, 430 E. 7th St., Tucson (tel. 520/624-1779; www.wingspan.org), is southern Arizona's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center. The Tucson Observer (tel. 520/622-7176; www.tucsonobserver.com) is a local Tucson gay newspaper available at both Wingspan and Antigone Bookstore, 411 N. 4th Ave. (tel. 520/792-3715; www.antigonebooks.com).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.