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LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT MAKING A SPLASH IN THE PHOENIX LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY.

OUR MISSION & VISION

We flood our Phoenix LGBTQ+ Community with the love, tools, and information needed to reduce the impact of HIV in each of our lives – regardless of status.

We’ll keep creating focused, long-lasting ripples of awareness throughout the community until each person has access to a cure.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

We’re a back-to-grass-roots project created for our LGBTQ+ community to address today’s HIV virus through impact-focused splashes of awareness, action, love, and celebrations of sexual expression.

RipplePHX’s Team moves throughout the streets each week to empower our friends to create their own ripple by becoming informed, sharing the knowledge, and embracing at least one tool in the greater movement toward sexual health in our community.

SOME OF OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS

2018
April 2018 Founding
May 2018 Program Launch
June 2018 501(c)(3) Status
June 2018 Program Funding
November 2018 Pageant
November 2018 Program Launch
November 2018 Program Launch
December 2018 Award
2019
January 2019 Award
January 2019 Program Launch
March 2019 Award
March 2019 Award
April 2019 Award
April 2019 Program Launch
April 2019 Award
May 2019 Award
July 2019 Award
October 2019 Award
October 2019 Program Launch
October 2019 Program Launch
December 2019 Award
2020
January 2020 Program Funding
February 2020 Program Launch
March 2020 Program Update
May 2020 Program Launch
July 2020 Award
October 2020 Program Launch
November 2020 Award

OUR TEAM

JEREMY BRIGHT

Jeremy is the Co-Founder and Chief Ripple Maker of RipplePHX. While Jeremy has volunteered for HIV organizations since the late 90’s, his professional background is in retail marketing, advertising and product development. He made the move to work for an HIV nonprofit in 2014 after his new partner was diagnosed with HIV and they couldn’t find resources that felt like a good fit for them. They were also overwhelmed by the amount of stigma still surrounding HIV and he wanted to put effort into positively affecting stigma and access to resources in their community.

Contact Jeremy by:
Email:  jeremy@ripplephx.org
Phone/Text:  480.788.6735

AJ DOMINGUEZ

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, AJ is RipplePHX’s superstar Community Outreach Manager. AJ has an incredible “go-getter” spirit and is usually leading the charge with volunteers at outreach events and working with community partners. He has a huge passion for helping people struggling with homelessness and substance abuse while at-risk or living with HIV. You’ll often find AJ volunteering at local partner organizations in addition to his work with RipplePHX. He also organizes his own drive every year to hand out socks, clothes and food to Phoenix’s homeless community during the holidays. ​

Contact AJ by:
Email:  aj@ripplephx.org
Phone/Text:  623.210.5407

THE THINGS WE BELIEVE IN THE MOST

COMMUNITY

We believe in the power of Community! Together, we can bring the love, tools, and information needed into our Phoenix LGBTQ+ Community to reduce the impact of HIV in each of our lives. We’ll be asking you to join us in the conversation along the way while giving you the tools to take those conversations back to the people closest to you.

A BOLD SPIRIT

We’re polite, genuine, and enthusiastic – but you can expect our spirit will also be BOLD. We’ll take risks, make you to clutch your pearls, and ask you to join us in conversations that may make you double-take. We believe it takes courage, commitment, and innovation to drive change and lessen the impact and stigma of HIV – regardless of status.

IMPACT FOCUSED

We know gay & bi men account for the majority of HIV infections in Maricopa County and there’s very little data to indicate the impact of HIV among our transgender community – although we know our trans friends are also affected. By focusing our efforts with the people we know the best anyway, we can make the greatest impact on the virus in Phoenix.

BEING TRANSPARENT

We believe in being transparent along the way. We want our community to support us because they trust us to be committed to the mission and our community. You can see where money is being spent and what we’ve accomplished along the way so you can see the gifts in action, making an impact.

EMPOWERMENT

Someone once said “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We’re committed to being at the forefront of tools and information related to HIV – helping you get started with the solutions that are the most realistic and obtainable for you that fit your sexual lifestyle.

SEXUAL EXPRESSION

We believe that healthy sexual expression involves both our bodies and our minds – free from guilt and shame. However you communicate and present yourself to the world as a sexual being, we embrace your sexual expression as an integral part of who you are – from mild to wild and everything (consensual) in-between.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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