December 15, 2018


PFLAG Tucson and Southern Arizona Senior Pride invite you to our annual holiday intergenerational potluck!

Dec 15, 2018, noon to 2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 North Geronimo

(near First Ave and Glenn)
The parking lot is east of Geronimo on the north side of Laguna.
Social Hall is the building at the back of the lot.
Wheelchair accessible.

PFLAG will provide soft drinks, meat entrees, potatoes and gravy. Everyone else please bring vegetables, salads, vegan and vegetarian dishes. (Remember to label your dishes for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and nuts.)

PFLAG members: please call J. Wickey at 520-869-1809 if you would like to volunteer to help with food items. Thank You!

Please join us for this special community gathering!

More info: Lee Roden at 520-312-8923
or email Senior Pride.

Dec 7-9, 2018

Desert Voices Chorus Presents Holiday Memories

Desert Voices Tucson, Fostering Community Through Song

Desert Voices is kicking off its 30th anniversary year, singing songs both familiar and new, reminiscing about holidays past, and raising our voices to celebrate our Tucson LGBTQA community. Come celebrate the holiday season with us!

We’ll also be holding a drawing for our Tuscan vacation raffle at our Sunday concert! You could win a week-long stay for four in an Italian villa, plus $1000 to spend!!

FRI, DEC 7, 7pm /$15
SAT, DEC 8, 7pm /$20
SUN, DEC 9, 3pm /$20
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church

3809 E 3rd St

»Go to the Desert Voices website to learn more, buy tickets and buy raffle tickets!

December 3, 2018

LGBTQ: A History in Arizona

Himmel Park Library
1035 N. Treat Ave.

Arizona’s history of the LGBTQ community begins long before Arizona was a state with the Native American belief of two-spirits and continues on through to the seismic shift of Marriage Equality. There are some surprises along the way as we talk about artists such as Keith Haring and George Quaintance and the little-known story of Nicolai De Raylan.

Presented by Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian. His passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Shore uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations. This multi-media presentation includes music, video clips, still photos, and Shore’s storytelling magic.

Made possible by Arizona Humanities.

»more info at Himmel Park Library website

December 2, 2018

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop Storytelling Performance

After 5 weeks of intense workshopping, the writers will be presenting a performance featuring their own stories!

Sunday, December 2nd
CANS Deli and Lounge (340 N 4th Ave)
$5-$15 suggested donation

Anthologies of participant work will be for sale at the event.

»more info at the Casa Libre website

Presented by Casa Libre and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.

November 30-December 2, 2018

Reveille Men’s Chorus Holiday Show: Island of Misfit Toys

FRI, NOV 30, 7:30pm
SAT, DEC 1, 2pm
SAT, DEC 1, 7:30pm
SUN, DEC 2, 2pm

Leo Rich Theater
260 N Church

»More info at the Reveille Men’s Chorus website

Start your holidays with a visit to the island of misfit toys. Join Reveille Men’s Chorus for an adventure of song and dance where you will meet lively misfit toys that help one family realize the beauty and joy of accepting and loving people for who they are. With great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs (plus a few songs that defy categorization), Reveille will help you laugh your way into the holiday season.

November 21, 2018

Colby Olsen LGBTQ+ Community Thanksgiving Dinner

WED, NOV 21, 2-6pm
The Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave
With special performance by the Reveille Men’s Chorus!

Many people in the LGBTQ+ community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply be themselves. Colby Olsen wants to change this. Last year, the Colby Olsen Foundation held their 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the anticipation of providing a space for displaced individuals within the Tucson community, and successfully fed over 200 people. This year 300+ individuals are anticipated!

»View event on Colby Olsen website
»Go to this event on Facebook

Oct 20-Nov 17, 2018

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop

Have you ever wished for a safe, accepting space where you can share your story, create new art, and make new friends? Casa Libre de Solana, in collaboration with Senior Pride, is offering a FREE 5-week, multi-style writing workshop for LGBTQI older people (55+) in Fall 2018 that culminates in a public reading.

Bring Your Story to Life Workshop
Saturdays, Oct 20-Nov 17, 10am-12:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave and Glenn)

Public Presentation
Sat, Dec 2, 3-7pm
Cans Deli on 4th
340 N 4th Ave

»Get the full scoop!

November 17, 2018

A Final Toast: The 30th Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life

Registration at 5:30pm
Tucson Convention Center-Crystal Ballroom

260 S Church Ave

Over the last 30 years, the event has grown and changed, but the main attraction continues to be the collection of fine artwork on display in the live and silent auction. In addition to art, the auction features holiday items, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Great opportunity to find amazing works of art and great gifts, just as the holiday shopping season begins.

»More info at SAAF website
Contact: Joseué Romero by email or 520-547-6099

Sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

Sep 25-Nov 13, 2018

Stay Gold: LGBTQIA+ Youth and Older People Make Art Together

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA) is partnering with the University of Arizona Division of Art and Visual Culture Education to bring you Stay Gold. This 8-week intergenerational arts program invites LGBTQIA+ individuals age 13-99 into the museum space to connect and create through current themes explored in contemporary art. Stay Gold is aimed at creating an equitable and inclusive environment that fosters deeper connections within the LGBTQIA+ community by bringing youth and seniors together to make art.

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13
5:30-7:30 pm
MOCA Tucson

265 S. Church Ave

»Learn more at the MOCA website

Contact Eli Burke with questions at 520-269-6119 or email

November 5, 2018

Project Visibility Community Training

MON, NOV 5, 3-4:30pm
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
8467 E. Broadway Blvd
FREE / RSVP required by OCT 29

If you would like CEUs (continuing education units) for this training, as a Nursing Care Institution Administrator or Assisted Living Facility Manager, be sure to indicate that when you RSVP.

Project Visibility is training to help service providers and individuals become more informed, sensitive to and supportive of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender older adults and their families… »Read full post

November 2, 2018

Call Her Ganda

(PJ Raval, 2018)
FRI NOV 2, 6pm / FREE
Center for Creative Photography

1030 N Olive Rd
(UA campus)
In Person: Filmmaker PJ Raval
»more info at CALL HER GANDA website
»Docscapes site

When a Filipina trans woman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. A modern David and Goliath story, CALL HER GANDA fuses personal tragedy, human rights activism and the little-known history, and complex aftermath, of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, forging a visually daring and profoundly humanistic geopolitical investigative exposé.

»More about film and filmmaker…

November 2, 2018

Grieving the Dead in the Twenty First Century

FRI, NOV 2, 2018, 7am-3pm
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive

Dr. Candi Cann, keynote speaker, leads an all-star team of presenters sharing their end of life experiences and the various ways we grieve our losses as individuals, communities, and cultures.

7:00 – 8:15am: Registration & Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30am: Welcoming Remarks
8:30 – 9:30am: Keynote by Dr. Candi Cann
9:45 – 11:15am: Workshop Session One
11:15 – 12:15pm: Lunch
12:15 – 1:45pm: Workshop Session Two
2:00 – 3:00pm: Closing Dying to Eat by Dr. Candi Cann and Dr. Maribel Alvarez

The Judy Clinco Scholarship Fund assists professional caregivers in attending the annual End of Life Conference by covering the cost of registration fees.

»Full info, workshop descriptions and registration

Oct 13, 2018

Words of Wisdom IV: Poetry by LGBTQI Elders

Words of Wisdom IV: Poetry by LGBTQI Elders
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1-3pm
The U of A Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen Street

(north of Speedway between Mountain and Cherry)
Free parking on weekends
Refreshments / Free Admission

Featured poets Boyer Rickel, Lola Lai Jong with Karen Hanson, Joy Valerius, Felicitas Sokec, Edwin Holliday, James Uhrig, T.C. Tolbert, Curt Stubbs, Max Randolph, Penelope Starr and Shawn Finn

Wheelchair accessible
Please don’t wear scented products.

Contact Southern AZ Senior Pride for more info at 520-312-8923, email or visit us on Facebook.

September 29, 2018

Tucson Pride in the Desert
Parade and Festival 2018

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Step-Off 11am
S. Country Club Road/Reid Park
Online registration and payment deadline: SEP 15
»Full info on the parade

Noon to 9pm
Georges DeMeester Performance Center
900 S Randolph Way
»See map

Tucson Pride is pleased and honored to announce the return of Pride in the Desert! After celebrating the milestone of 40 years last September, we are excited this year to announce a fresh new direction for Tucson Pride, our community, and the power of unity in fueling positive change. The goal of this event is to offer a fun and safe space for all facets of the LGBTQIA+ family to gather and be themselves. The festival has over 50 retail, non-profit & food vendors plus community resources. A variety of entertainers, local artists and headlining acts will be performing.

September 27, 2018

10th Annual Multi-Faith PRIDE Service

THU, SEP 27, 7-8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Light reception follow service

Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ
122 N Craycroft

Hosted by: Multi-Faith PRIDE Inclusion Project and Colby Olsen Foundation

Please join us in celebrating our pride in a spiritually inclusive setting. We’re celebrating 10 years of affirmation, diversity, and love! Guest Speakers include Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Kelly Fryer (Lutheran Minister), nationally acclaimed queer theology author Justin-Sabia-Tanis, and Noreen Olsen, founder of the Colby Olsen Foundation.

More info: Multi-Faith Pride Inclusion Project on Facebook

August 27, 2018

Free Haircut English Salon

English Salon Spa and 7-8 local stylists are giving FREE HAIRCUTS to LGBTQ+ at-risk and limited-income seniors for one day:

August 27, 2018
9am to 3pm, last appointment at 2
English Salon Spa

27 N. Scott Ave.
520 777 8997
Clients must call English Salon Spa to book appointment.

»English Salon Spa on Facebook

Free haircut for LGBTQ+ at-risk and limited-income seniors sponsored by English Salon/Spa and Colby Olsen Foundation

August 19, 2018

Dreamcatcher Annual Festival

SUN, AUG 19, 5-9pm
La Cocina
201 North Court Avenue
$5 cover at door
All ages

With The Drop Ladies, Ima Peepers and guest speaker, Lavina Tomer.

Come support local artists, authors, writers, speakers and performers.
Please invite your friends.

All proceeds benefit the Colby Olsen Foundation. The mission of the Colby Olsen Foundation is to raise awareness about issues that affect LGBTQ Youth & Seniors in our community.

Sponsors: Animal Birth Control of Tucson, DJ Master Mixxaz and La Cocina

»Go to Colby Olsen website for more info

»Colby Olsen on Facebook

June 2, 20 and 30, 2018

Authors Examine “Queer”, “CIS” and “Bi” in Stonewall Series

The Stonewall literary lecture series highlights three authors and asks suggestive questions about queer culture. Presented by the Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee.

June 2, Fenton Johnson considered what the LGBT movement has lost as it becomes more mainstream in “The Future of Queer: a Manifesto.” June 20, Bill Kongisberg discussed being a young adult author writing for LGBTQ youth as massive cultural shifts take place in “Is CIS Gay White the New Straight?”

Saturday, June 30, 2-4pm
Rachel Mindell
will give her talk BI IS NOT A BAD WORD, in which she will facilitate a discussion about bisexuality in terms of historical representation, literature, visibility and erasure, stereotypes and stigma, and queer nomenclature. Mindell is a poet and author who works for Submittable and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

»Read more

June 28, 2018

Gay Pride Flickathon!

Presented by members and friends of the Men’s Social Network of Tucson with the Colby Olsen Foundation.

Thu, Jun 28, 1-8pm
Ward 3 Community Room
1510 E. Grant Road

(west of Campbell Ave on south side of Grant)
Donations welcome for snacks/non-alcoholic beverages

Flickathon presentations will include:

Come for just the film(s) you’d like to see!
»More info about films and start times

June 7, 2018

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: “Different”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7pm
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

330 E. 7th Street
$10 adults, $7 students
Purchase tickets at the door.

Curated by Tony Paniagua.
Storytellers include: De Anne Dwight (“D”), Terry Filipowicz, Senior Pride’s own Lavina Tomer, Ethel Lee-Miller, Vic Roych, Jamie Salmen, Stephen Hall

»Read full story

May 18, 2018

Senior Pride, PCOA GALA Sponsor

Senior Pride is honored to have been a sponsor for the Pima Council on Aging GALA, May 18, 2018. The GALA celebrated the 50th anniversary of PCOA and was attended by over 500 people. Senior Pride and LGBT older people were acknowledged and visible.

Thank you to Robert Bell, PCOA Board Chair, and Tom Buchanan, long time Senior Pride supporters, for making the $5000 PCOA sponsorship possible. Their generosity and commitment to our mission are inspiring, outstanding and greatly appreciated.

May 19 and May 20, 2018

Reveille Men’s Chorus Spring 2018 Show

Celebrating music that spans the generations from the 60s to today, Reveille Men’s Chorus combines singing, comedy, drama, dance (and an occasional man in a dress) to explore parenthood, aging, immigration and gender.

Sat. May 19th – 7:30 pm
Sun. May 20th – 2:00 pm

Temple of Music & Art
330 S. Scott, Tucson

  • Early-bird tickets (online or from a Chorus Member): $20
    • Purchase your tickets online until Friday for $20. We WILL have tickets at the door, but they cost $25 if you wait till the day of the show.
  • At the door: $25
May 3, 2018

Community Screening of JAY

Arizona Queer Archives presents a community screening of the documentary JAY.

THU, MAY 3, 2018, 7-9pm
Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway


JAY is a documentary about spirituality, reality, perception and, ultimately perseverance and hope. JAY is a glimpse into the extraordinary and complex life of an abstract Tucson artist with an even more abstract life. Jay Kyle Petersen is a painter. He was also born intersex and raised female in rural 1950s Minnesota.

Directed by Nickolas Duarte. A Crown Chimp production. 22mins.
Official Selection of the 2017 St. Louis International Film Festival

Followed by Q & A with:
Jay Kyle Petersen
Father Tom Picton
Christina Laukaitis, MD/PhD
Nick Duarte, filmmaker
Jamie A. Lee PhD, Project Director, Arizona Queer Archives

Visit the Arizona Queer Archives to learn more about Jay Kyle Petersen.

Sponsored by the Institute for LGBT Studies, UA

April 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Meet and Complete!
Advance Care Planning Workshops

Have you had your advance care planning conversation but need help with the next step? Want to get started on your advance care plans but stumped about how to start? National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2018, and Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is celebrating by offering THREE opportunities, on April 16, 17 and 18, when you can participate in their highly motivating and informative Advance Care Planning workshop: Meet and Complete!

»Workshop Description, Dates, Times, Places and Eazy-Peazy Registration…

Interfaith Community Services logo, Tucson, AZ

April 3, 2018

Arizona Gives Day 2018

Arizona Gives Day on April 3, 2018 will inspire 24 hours of giving to benefit local nonprofits and strengthen our community and raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities and state.

Please remember Southern Arizona Senior Pride on April 3! Our passion is to connect LGBTQI elders to one another and community. We counter isolation, sponsor cultural and social programs, promote advocacy and foster communications about services, issues and ideas. Help us grow!

To give to Southern Arizona Senior Pride on AZ Gives Day:

  • Go to the SAAF page on the Arizona Gives Day website.
  • Click the DONATE button on that page.
  • On the next page that displays, you will be asked a few questions. One of the pieces of info that you will be asked to provide is “Program Designation.” Choose SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE.

Providing visits and phone calls to homebound LGBTQI+ older people makes us a responsive and caring community. Interrupting isolation improves the health and well-being of our recipients and gives purpose to all of us who volunteer.
—Volunteer with Senior Pride Community Cares Program, Tucson

March 31, 2018


»More about this film at the film website

Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week and the International Transgender Day of Visibility, Harmony Hospice proudly presents GEN SILENT, a documentary film from the award winning Mad Stu Productions, featuring six LGBT older adults as they deal with surviving in a care system that is hostile to their lifestyles.

Sat, Mar 31, 2018, 2–4pm
3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Suggested donation: $10 (benefits Southern Arizona Senior Pride!)
Limited seating!


March 24, 2018

March for Our Lives


MARCH FOR OUR LIVES is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming and it starts now, inspired by and led by the youth who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.

Refuse to allow one more needless death.

Stand with us on MARCH 24, 2018, 11am-4pm.

Jacome Plaza (Main Library Plaza)
10 West Pennington Street
Tucson, AZ


»March for Our Lives website

»March for Our Lives on Facebook

More info: Email Hannah DeSanto or Jessica Hopkins

March 10, 2018

Reveille presents Leslie Jordan EXPOSED

The 4th annual Rev It Up! presents
Leslie Jordan EXPOSED
March 10, 7:30pm (VIP reception at 6:30pm)
The FOX Theater

17 W Congress St., Tucson

Reveille is very excited to be providing an entertainment fundraiser that includes the Emmy Award winning Leslie Jordan in his one man show: EXPOSED.

The evening also includes Reveille’s annual award recognition:

  • Joel Meister Community Impact Award: Jonathan Rothschild
  • Reveille Volunteer Award: Michael Rogers
  • Reveille Leadership Award: Shawn Cullen

General show tickets: $18-$60
VIP Pre-show Reception tickets: $125

VIP package includes:
  • Hosted bar by David “Fitz” Fitzsimmons
  • Fundraiser auction
  • Meet and greet with Mr. Jordan
  • Photo ops with Fitz and Mr. Jordan
  • VIP seats at the front of house


February 24, 2018

Desert Voices Got Talent / DUETS

Desert Voices Annual Fundraiser Cabaret presents
Desert Voices Got Talent / Duets
Feb 24, 6-9pm
6245 E Bellevue St., Tucson
Tickets $50

Come to Tucson’s premiere LGBTQ chorus’ annual fundraiser cabaret, with hors d’oeuvres and libations and silent/live auction!

Do you hate singing alone? So do we! Join us for a night of duets between friends, lovers and family as we celebrate the importance of relationships with Desert Voices. From laughing to crying, we will sing through the evening.

With hostess Lucinda Holliday
Catered by Feast
Cash bar and complimentary beer/wine
Adults only/under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets are selling fast!