December 19, 2019

Tucson Police Department Safe Place Program Celebrates New Participant: Bank of America

You are invited to the ceremonial installation of the Tucson Police Department Safe Place decal to recognize Bank of America’s commitment to protecting diversity as we work together to create a culturally and economically vibrant Tucson.

THU, Dec 19, 10am
Bank of America

El Con Financial Center
3480 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson
Please RSVP to Lacey Perry

While Tucson is generally a safe and progressive city in the United States, crimes and discrimination related to the City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors unfortunately still occur. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is committed to the safety of all LGBTQ residents and visitors.

TPD SAFE PLACE signage is being displayed by local supporting community members, businesses, schools and organizations that work closely with the TPD in an effort to reduce anti-LGBTQ crimes, reduce LGBTQ student bullying, and encourage the reporting of LGBTQ crimes. These are also locations supporting safe and secure places for victims of anti-LGBTQ related crimes and harassment. Calling 911 and waiting for police to respond is essential for holding suspects accountable and reducing hate crimes and harassment in general.

In addition to the 911 police response to these incidents, the TPD has a group of LGBTQ liaison officers who promotes partnership efforts between the TPD and LGBTQ community and can be a resource for answers to questions you may have. E-mail your questions and or requests.

»Full info at City of Tucson website

Tuesdays, Oct 15 - Dec 17, 2019


MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, is offering a 10-week intergenerational arts program that 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, seniors, and ages in-between, together to make art. No previous art experience necessary. FREE. MOCA Tucson provides art supplies and snacks.

TUE, OCT 15 – DEC 17
PARTICIPANTS MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME THROUGH DEC 17. Just EMAIL to let MOCA know you are planning to come.
MOCA Tucson

265 S Church Ave
MOCA Tucson provides public transportation passes.
Free parking across from museum after 5pm.
»more info and to register
Questions? Contact Eli Burke with questions at 520-624-5019 or email

December 14, 15, 2019

Desert Voices Chorus December Concert

Not all holiday greetings get delivered…or do they? Find out when Desert Voices puts their stamp on the many messages of the season. You won’t want to miss this holiday romp!

Season’s Greetings: Return to Sender
December 14 at 7pm
December 15 at 3pm
Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E River Rd
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
»More info and buy tickets
More info: 520-791-9662

Fostering Community Through Song

Nov-Dec 2019

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small differences you can do to make a difference – please join us. FREE but registration is required. Register at Banner Alzheimer’s Eventbrite page or call 520-694-6889

THU, DEC 12, 3-4pm
Nanini Library

7300 N. Shannon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
Facilitator: Amber Ayers

December 6, 7, 8, 2019

Reveille Men’s Chorus 2019 Holiday Show

December 6, 7:30pm
December 7, 2pm and 7:30pm
December 8, 2pm

Leo Rich Theater
260 S Church Ave

Tickets: $20 General (call for info about “Youth” tickets)
»Purchase tickets online
More info:

Reveille Men’s Chorus promotes acceptance of LGBTQI individuals in a larger context through music and the talents of its members.

September 26 - November 21, 2019

Workshop: Unpack Your Story through Visual Art and Storytelling

MOCA Tucson invites members of our 55+ community to explore personal histories through visual art and storytelling. Following the example of contemporary artist Mohamad Hafez, suitcases are used to create and share meaningful narratives. Participants choose a suitcase provided by facilitators to create scenes from their lives. Activities also include interviews and creative writing. Class culminates in a showcase where participants narrate their stories, with suitcase as center piece. We are also collaborating with local radio station, KXCi, to share participant stories. Facilitators: Dante Celeiro, Kendall Crabbe and Eli Burke.

THU, SEP 26 thru NOV 21
10am – 12pm
Armory Park Senior Center

220 South 5th Avenue
FREE. MOCA Tucson will also provide art supplies and public transportation passes.
Questions? Contact Eli Burke by email or phone: 520-624-5019
»More info

This program is generously supported by the Aroha Philanthropies.

November 6 and 19, 2019

Two Classes in Support of Caregivers

This November, National Caregiver Month, two classes are being offered to support long term caregivers. These classes are free, but registration is required. »MORE

Caregiving around the clock: Continuing the Journey
• Putting Supports in Place: Preparing for Change
• How Do You Know When it’s time for Supportive Housing?
• Caregiving: The Journey Continues, panel discussion (Cascades of Tucson, Casa de la Luz, Serenity Senior Services)

Caregiving around the clock: Continuing the Journey

• Putting Supports in Place: Preparing for Change
• How Do You Know When it’s time for Supportive Housing?
• Caregiving: The Journey Continues, panel discussion (Cascades of Tucson, Casa de la Luz, Serenity Senior Services)


November 16, 2019

Honoring a Life Workshop

A free community workshop on preparing a healthcare power of attorney and living will for people of all ages.

102 E 31st St

Fortin Las Flores
South Sixth Ave
(turn left onto 31st St.)
plenty of on-street, free parking
Please avoid scented cosmetics.
Not wheelchair accessible, may use cane or walker.


Contact Lavina Tomer at 520-312-8923
or by email

Oct-Nov 2019

A Matter of Balance – Learn How to Prevent Falls!

Older adults concerned about falling restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an empowering program that teaches valuable fall prevention strategies.

Eight 2-hour classes, twice a week for 4 weeks
Mondays and Wednesdays
OCT 21, 23,28, 30
NOV 4, 6, 11, 13

$20 per person / $30 per couple
Cornerstone Fellowship Church
2902 N. Geronimo, Tucson

Class size is limited to 15 participants.
Pre-registration is required.
Call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410.
»See flyer with map

Co-Sponsored with Southern Arizona Senior Pride

November 10, 2019

Free Screening of ALIVE INSIDE

SUN, NOV 10, 2pm
AMC Loews Foothills Theaters

7401 N La Cholla Blvd
Registration REQUIRED. For select AARP members, plus guest.
Call 1-844-418-2281 or register online.

AARP and Pima Council on Aging invite you to a free screening of ALIVE INSIDE, a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity…»MORE

Oct-Nov 2019

Trans Poet Laureate TC Tolbert Offers Poetry Workshops

Learn from TC Tolbert in a series of trans, non-binary, and queer+ poetry workshops at three Pima County Public Libraries. Workshop participants will be introduced to a range of TNBQ+ poetry being published nationally and internationally and will receive support in writing and sharing their own poems. Each participant will receive a free book of TNBQ+ poetry of their choice. FREE and no poetry experience required. All ages welcome! »MORE

SAT OCT 19, 2-4pm
Woods Memorial Library

SAT OCT 26, 2-4pm
Sam Lena-South Tucson Library

SAT NOV 2, 2-4pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library

October 16, 2019

An Evening with Jacob Tobia

Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee invites you to our annual October Author event! This year, author Jacob Tobia will speak about gender, stereotypes, growing up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above, and how we can build a world free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. After their presentation, Jacob will take questions from the audience. A book sale and signing will follow.

»read full story

October 11, 2019

Out in Arizona Screening Room Premiere

Stories connect us. Out In Arizona chronicles the journeys of identity of six LGBTQ+ Arizonans: a pioneer of trans activism, a two-spirit member of the Hualapai Nation, a lesbian activist and mother, a gay man who is a Mexican immigrant, a transgender parent, and an intersex Veteran. This premiere event, on National Coming Out Day, will include a pre-screening reception with beverages and snacks, the film screening, and a Q&A with the filmmaker and documentary subjects.

FRI, OCT 11, 7-10pm
The Screening Room
127 East Congress Street

October 10, 2019

Power of Our Pride: Presidential Debate Dedicated to LGBTQ Topics

On Thursday, October 10 — on the eve of National Coming Out Day, HRC is bringing together key presidential candidates in Los Angeles to discuss critical issues facing the LGBTQ community in a historic town hall entitled Power of Our Pride. As of September 10th, six candidates have already confirmed their participation: former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

»Add your name to say you’ll be tuning into CNN’s live coverage on October 10th!

October 5, 2019

Brilliant Poetry from the Elders

The fifth annual Senior Pride Words of Wisdom event on October 5, 2019 at the Thornhill-Lopez Center on Fourth was well attended, and featured moving tributes to organizer Curt Stubbs, as well as brilliant poems about a diverse range of topics.

Photo credit: James Richardson

October 5, 2019

Words of Wisdom V: Poetry by LGBTQI Elders

Southern Arizona Senior Pride presents the fifth annual Words of Wisdom: Poetry by LGBTQI Elders. The diverse voices of local poets express universal themes. Community elder poets include: Shawn Finn, Karen Hanson, Edwin Holliday, Lola Lai Jong, Joan Larkin, Max Randolph, Felicitas Sokec, Curt Stubbs, T.C. Tolbert, James Uhrig, Joy Valerius and Rebecca Seiferle, our featured poet this year.

SAT, OCT 5, 2019, 1-3pm
Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th St
526 N 4th Street

Free parking on weekends
Refreshments / Free Admission
Wheelchair accessible
Please don’t wear scented products.
More info: Contact Southern AZ Senior Pride at 520-312-8923, email or visit us on Facebook

Rebecca Seiferle, featured poet

Rebecca Seiferle

Seiferle is the author of 4 poetry collections, the recipient of a Lannon Literary Fellowship and in 2012 was named Tucson Poet Laureate. She currently teaches in 24PearlStreet online workshops and lives in Tucson and was awarded an Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant in 2019.

September 28, 2019

Senior Pride Marches Again!

Senior Pride marched with Tucson’s LGBTQ+ community in the Tuccson Pride Parade on September 28. Senior Pride volunteers distributed candy and information at the festival in Reid Park. Congratulations to Tucson Pride for a successful 42nd annual parade and festival!

Photo credit: James Richardson

September 28, 2019

Join Senior Pride at the 42nd Annual Tucson Pride Parade & Festival

This year’s theme, Rise Up, references the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and subsequent five decades of progress for the LGBTQ community. A theme which will look to our past for inspiration to continue the movement towards true and enduring equality. Look for Senior Pride in the parade and our booth at the festival in Reid Park!

PARADE begins at 11am.
S Country Club & Broadway to Reid Park.
Meet Senior Pride at the parade staging area at 9am to prepare for the parade! OR when you see us in the parade, jump in!
FESTIVAL, noon to 9pm
Reid Park
Demeester Outdoor Performance Center
900 S Randolph Way
Admission: $20 (discount for vets and kids)

»Parade registration, vendor registration and more

September 27, 2019

First Annual Fall Prevention Fair at the UA

The first annual Fall Prevention Fair hosted by Banner University Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences empowers older adults with the tools they need to live happy, healthy lives free from the fear of falling. Join us for educational sessions from a variety of university experts, interactive workshops in balance and tai chi, a vendor fair, food and refreshments, and giveaways.

FRI, SEP 27, 3-5:30pm
University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building
1670 E Drachman St
»See schedule

September 26, 2019

11th Annual Multi-Faith Pride Service

THU, SEP 26, 7–8:30pm
St. Francis in the Hills
4625 E River Rd, Tucson
Hosted by Multi-Faith PRIDE Inclusion Project

»more info at St Francis in the Hills site

Please join us for the eleventh annual Multi-Faith PRIDE Service. Our theme this year is “[be]Loved Unconditionally”. Speakers include: Dr. Heather Moroso, Moroso Medical Center, Hannah Bonner, Director for Frontera Wesley and Alba Jaramillo Executive Director of AZ Justice For Our Neighbors. Music guests include PRIZM & THEM and the Raggedy Band. We will be collecting a social justice offering for AZ Justice For Our Neighbors. This intergenerational service is for families of all types and ages. Mx. Jeena Doucre will be reading “Stonewall: a Building, an Uprising, a Revolution” during Drag Queen Storytime. Celebrate PRIDE in a fun and festive spiritual setting!

September 21, 2019

Plan Your Retirement with Confidence!

Free seminar on government retirement benefits for people approaching 55+. What to know and where to go! Featuring speakers from the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Arizona Department of Insurance, Department of Labor/Employee Benefits Security Administration, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services, and Pima Council on Aging.

SAT, SEP 21, 9am–1:30pm
Arrive early at 8:30am to check in and peruse exhibits
Murphy-Wilmot Library
530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson
»Register online
»See flyer
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September 19, 2019

LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

On September 19, 2019, the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund celebrated 20 years of connecting donors with projects that benefit the LGBTQ+ community in southern Arizona. Since its inception, the Alliance Fund has awarded 182 grants (totaling $873,397) to more than 65 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in our community. The ceremony honored our local community, grant recipients and donors. The Doug Noffsinger Ally award honored Barb Smith. Grantees included Senior Pride. »See complete list of current grantees

Photo (left to right): Kent Burbank, Gretchen Field, Joyce Bolinger, Lavina Tomer, Lee Crosby

September 10, 2019

Stand with TUSD’s LGBTQ-inclusive Curriculum Currently Under Seige by Anti-LGBTQ Groups

TUE, SEP 10, 5:30pm
5145 E 5th St, Tucson

This April, Arizona students experienced a major win with the repeal of the state’s antiquated ban on LGBTQ-inclusive education. Unfortunately, TUSD’s plans to incorporate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum are being undermined by anti-LGBTQ groups who have shown up in large numbers to protest inclusive policies. We urge you to show up TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 for LGBTQ students at TUSD’s FINAL MEETING to consider LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum – to ensure all students will have an opportunity to receive a science-based, age-appropriate education that prepares them for health and success.

»More info and sign up

August 10, 2019

Asian American/Pacific Islander Prepare to Care Seminar in Tucson

Join us for a Prepare to Care seminar designed for Asian American and Pacific Islander caregivers of elderly loved ones and those who anticipate caring for loved ones. Our keynote speaker, General Tony Taguba, will provide perspectives on the aging population, personal experience on providing care and lessons learned. This is followed by a panel of local caregivers. We’ll be joined by the AARP Arizona state office and local caregiving organizations, who will present resources and information on the needs of our aging Asian American and Pacific Islander population.

Pima Community College
West Campus

2202 W Anklam Rd

Breakfast and lunch provided.

RSVP no later than AUG 8

July 30, 2019

HRC Social for Equality

Please join us for our HRC Social for Equality on Tuesday, July 30th. Members of the Tucson Volunteer Committee and HRC staff will be there to get to know members of the community and share upcoming volunteer activities and leadership opportunities for those looking to step up and join HRC in the fight for equality.


616 N 4th Ave
»More info & RSVP

HRC logo

July 23, 2019

Tucson Mayoral Candidate Meet & Greet

In November 2019, Tucson will be electing a new mayor. Three Democrats, Randi Dorman, Steve Farley and Regina Romero, will face off in the primary on August 27. Ed Ackerley, an independent, will run unopposed in the primary and face the winning Democrat in November’s general election. There are no Republican candidates. »Read Arizona Public Media article about Tucson’s mayoral candidates

Meet the 4 candidates in person!
St. Luke’s Home

615 E Adams St, Tucson
Dining Room
Serving light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

St Luke's Home, TucsonThe mission of St. Luke’s Home is to provide quality of life for low-income elders to age with dignity in an assisted-living community.

July 2019

Karin Uhlich is New Chair of LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Board

The Alliance Fund was created in 1999 by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in partnership with the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) Alliance Fund connects donors with projects that benefit the LGBTQ community in Southern Arizona, through annual competitive grant rounds.

Karin Uhlich moved to Tucson in 1993 to serve as the CEO of the Primavera Foundation, a nonprofit organization addressing poverty and homelessness. With others, she worked 20 years ago to start the Alliance Fund. She served on the Tucson City Council from 2005-2017 and as Vice-Mayor of Tucson for two years. Currently, Karin serves people on Medicaid as the Senior Director of the System of Care for Arizona Complete Health.

July 2019

PCOA Creates LGBTQ Community Liaison

Sarah Bahnson
Sarah Bahnson. Photo by James Richardson

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) has created a new position to continue to strengthen its support of LGBTQ aging communities. Sarah Bahnson has been named to the new position of LGBTQ Community Liaison. The position’s primary responsibility will be to deliver an award-winning training, Project Visibility, to care service providers to help them better serve aging LGBTQ people. It is important for LGBTQ people to receive services that are welcoming, relevant and safe; Sarah will be available for technical support and provide follow up evaluations for facilities that receive the training.
»Read full post

July 2, 2019

Social Security 101

A FREE workshop from Social Security!
When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
How does early retirement affect your benefits?
Do you qualify for disability, survivors and spouse benefits?
How do you get the most from your benefit?
What is the future of Social Security?
When should you file for Medicare?

Plus, learn how to use your “my Social Security” online account and other online services. Before the workshop, go to and create a “my Social Security” account. Then print out your Social Security statement and bring that with you to the workshop.

Jack Burns
Public Affairs Specialist
Social Security Administration
Murphy-Wilmot Library
530 N Wilmot Rd
Pima County Murphy-Wilmot Library, event coordinator
»View flyer

June 28-30, 2019

summerpride 2019

June 28-30, 2019, summerpride celebrates the spirit of liberation and equality ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion with a 3 day series of events including The Indigo Girls, a film screening, a happy hour, a brunch, a pool party, a gala concert honoring 50 LGBT Heroes with a tribute to Judy Garland – and more!

»Full info at the summerpride site

June 18, 2019

The Lavender Scare on PBS!

THE LAVENDER SCARE is a documentary film chronicling a little-known chapter of American history—the U.S. government’s forty-year campaign to remove homosexuals from the federal workforce. Senior Pride was proud to present THE LAVENDER SCARE, with producer Josh Howard in person, at the Loft here in Tucson in January 2019. If you missed it, or were so moved you want to see it again, you can tune in to Arizona Public Media, PBS, Channel Six, at 9pm on Tuesday, June 18.

June 11, 2019


AMC Loews Foothills Theaters
7401 N. La Cholla Blvd

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of ROCKETMAN, an epic musical fantasy about the incredible story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows John’s transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. Rated R for rear male nudity, sexual content, some drug use and language throughout.

Registration is REQUIRED.
Call 1-844-418-2281
or register online

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June 2019

FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing / Cancer Screening

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has received inquiries and complaints from Medicare beneficiaries who have been billed for Genetic Testing or Cancer Screenings performed at community events and senior centers. Representatives of genetic testing companies, including insurance agents representing these companies, attend health care events at senior centers and housing complexes offering … Continue reading FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing / Cancer Screening

May-June 2019

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop

Bring your story to life, build community and find your voice in this 4-Saturday workshop facilitated by Casa Libre volunteers and local storyteller and writer Cat Belue. Cat works with Tucson’s Female StoryTellers (FST) as a performer and selection committee volunteer.

MAY 25, JUN 1, JUN 8, JUN 15
Cornerstone Fellowship

2902 N. Geronimo

Live storytelling and anthology release event:
Cornerstone Fellowship

For more info and to REGISTER (REQUIRED):
email or 520-222-9635

»See full post that lists sponsors

May-June 2019

A Matter of Balance – Learn How to Prevent Falls!

Older adults concerned about falling restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an empowering program that teaches valuable fall prevention strategies.

Eight 2-hour classes, twice a week for 4 weeks
Mondays and Wednesdays
May 20, 22, 27, 29
June 3, 5, 10, 12


$20 per person / $30 per couple
Cornerstone Fellowship Church
2902 N. Geronimo, Tucson, AZ 85705

Class size is limited to 15 participants.
Pre-registration is required.
Call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410.
»See flyer with map

Co-Sponsored with Southern Arizona Senior Pride

May 2019

Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that recognize and support the contributions of older adults are stronger. Honor and thank the people known and unknown who shouldered enormous risk to improve the world for all of us. HONOR OUR LGBTQI+ ELDERS.

»More at the Administration for Community Living site

May 29, 2019

Stump the Chump: Dementia Q&A

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute’s noted physician assistant Helle Brand, and University of Arizona Neurologist Dr. Steven Rapcsak, MD, will be presenting a “Stump the Chump” Q&A in support of people with memory loss conditions. This program offers caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, a fun, unique opportunity with open and direct access to experts in all things dementia-related. Bring your top questions and concerns and see if you’ve got the one that will Stump the Chump!

MAY 29, 9-10:30am
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Tucson

3838 N Campbell Ave
Building 2, 1st Fl
Conference Room 10116
»More info (with map) and REGISTER
Questions? 520-694-6889

Banner Alzheimers Institute logo May 2019

May 29, 2019

Train the Trainer

Learn to co-facilitate the 2 hour community end-of-life workshop HONORING A LIFE: Advance Care Planning Conversations – in your neighborhood, at your agency, for your faith community.

Cornerstone Fellowship Church
2902 N. Geronimo Street

(Enter on Laguna Street)

Training is free. Snacks and lunch will be provided.
Your prior attendance at the HONORING A LIFE workshop is preferred but not mandatory.

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May 29, 2019

Honoring a Life: Advance Care Planning Workshop

How do you hope to spend the final stage of your life? Have you planned adequately for any medical situations that might arise for you? Who else needs to know what your wishes are so that you can receive what you want? Attend this free two-hour workshop and answer these critical questions. Enhance your present by planning your future.

WED, MAY 29, 9-11am
Pima Council on Aging

8467 E. Broadway
CALC room
Space is limited, register in advance!
More info and/or to register: contact End of Life Specialist Adreanna Molina at 520-546-2018

March - May 2019

Senior Pride Offers Salsa Dance Classes

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED due to low attendance.
MAR 24 / APR 14 / APR 28 / MAY 12 / MAY 26
»See flyer
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(Building north of parking lot)
Registration not required
Suggested donation $2-$10
Guests are invited to bring snacks or dishes – water will be provided.
No partner necessary

More info: contact us

May 18 and 19, 2019

Reveille Men’s Chorus presents Bless Our Show(tunes)

Reveille Men's Chorus, May 2019, Bless our Show(tunes)

Reveille Men’s Chorus is finishing its 24th season with Bless Our Show(tunes), featuring our Broadway renditions of spiritual and religious songs. Don’t miss this uplifting, campy show where we will sing and dance to songs that will feed your soul and raise the roof!

May 18, 7:30pm
May 19, 2pm
Temple of Music and Art

330 S Scott Ave
General Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Students 23 and under: FREE (with ID)
»Get tickets
More info: 520-304-1758

May 11, 2019

Living Through End of Life Workshop

What do you value in life? How would you wish to live as your life draws to a close? What legacy, material and spiritual, would you like to leave your loved ones and the world? What plans can you put in place now to help honor your values and wishes and legacy?

The LGBTQI+ Community is invited for a free workshop on planning for our end-of-life care, taking care of our estate, the documents needed to record our wishes and plans, and expressing our wishes to loved ones.

Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th

526 N. 4th Avenue
»More at the ICS website
Please RSVP to Karen MacDonald at Interfaith Community Services:
email or 520-526-9309

Brought to you by Interfaith Community Services and Partners

Interfaith Community Services logo, Tucson, AZ

Arizona End of Life Care Partnership logo

May 2, 2019

Living Fully, Preparing for Death: a symposium for faith leaders

Interfaith Community Services and Southwest Folklife Alliance on behalf of the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership present this symposium for rabbis, imams, pastors, faith community nurses or health promoters, congregational educators, or pastoral care ministers.

Noon – 4pm
Anshei Israel

5550 E. 5th St
»MORE info

Faith community leaders accompany people in life events, from birth to death. During important rites of passage, playing the role of a faith-based leader is a privilege and an honor. Are you equipped to provide support for those you serve, considering how they want to live until they die? What questions are faith-based leaders asking that we all can benefit from? What perspectives from faiths different from your own offer insight into dying and death?

April 25, 2019

Town Hall to Discuss Bill SB1249

All are welcome!

APR 25, 6-8pm
University of Arizona
College of Law, Rm 164

1201 E Speedway
Parking (accessible spots available):
1218 E Helen St
FREE after 5pm
»Event page on Facebook
More info: contact Claire Maguire

What is SB1249?
SB1249 is a non-partisan bill to extend workplace, housing, and public accommodation protections to all Arizonans, including the LGBTQ community. Not having these protections hurts Arizonans. You can be fired from your job, refused service, or denied housing without this bill. Furthermore, equality is good for Arizona! Equality sends a message about Arizona values. Without equality, our national brand, our tourism industry and our ability to attract and retain top talent suffers.

»Read the bill

»Share your story with your legislators

This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the University of Arizona

April 16 and 17, 2019

Two April Events Remember Matthew Shepard

In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left lashed to a fence to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes. As Laramie braced for the trials of Matthew’s killers, filmmaker and UA professor Beverly Seckinger returned to her hometown to see how his murder was transforming the site of her own closeted adolescence—and document the town’s anguish in her moving film, LARAMIE INSIDE OUT. Along the way, Seckinger confronts “God-hates-fags” Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all LGBTQ people to hell.

A screening of Seckinger’s 2004 documentary, LARAMIE INSIDE OUT, is programmed in conjunction with the UA Presents performance of the oratorio CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, a Grammy-nominated three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson.

TUE, APR 16, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall

WED, APR 17, 7pm
The Loft Cinema

»Trailer, clip & MORE

April 15, 2019

If Beale Street Could Talk

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of the Academy Award winning film IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.

Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12
Tickets are FREE but registration is REQUIRED:

»FULL info, get tickets

From Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970’s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé Fonny have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream in this lush, moving, dramatic film.

April 12, 2019

No Promo Homo Law Repealed

The former law banned public educational instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle, portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative lifestyle and suggested that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.”

For nearly 30 years this harmful and discriminatory law tied educators’ hands and prevented LGBTQ youth, and all students, from receiving information that impacted their health, safety and wellness.

»Read full post

April 9, 2019

The Rest I Make Up

Don’t miss this final screening in Lesbian Looks 25th anniversary season!

(Michelle Memran, 2018)

IN PERSON: Michelle Memran

The Loft / FREE

3233 E Speedway Blvd

“Everyone always fell in love with her—male and female,” says an ex-lover of María Irene Fornés. After viewing director Michelle Memran’s fascinating documentary about, and love letter to, the charismatic Cuban-born playwright, you’ll be getting in line as well… »more

April 19, 1933 - March 26, 2019

Dea Brasgalla

A memorial in celebration of Dea Brasgalla’s life was held May 10, 6-8pm at Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall.

Reverend Dea Brasgalla was an invincible force and a humanitarian for ALL. After retiring as a nurse, she lived on the Hopi Reservation for 15 years before moving to Tucson. Reverend Dea was ordained in 2015 by the United Fellowship Chapel, a three year program based in Sedona, AZ. She was an activist on behalf of LGBTQ+ rights, especially for the elder community. Dea was a hardworking volunteer for Senior Pride. She was the infamous roving reporter for the Senior Pride newsletter, she initiated projects, answered the phone, showed up for meetings and events and spoke out with a sweet fierceness. She was the recipient of the Steve Hall Community Volunteer Award in 2017. Dea was devoted to Wingspan, served on the City of Tucson LGBTQ Commission, as co-chair of the Senior Pride Steering Committee, as well as a leader in her church and spiritual communities. She led a vital, fascinating, and loving life. Dea was a loving, supportive friend with a special sense of humor. She has left us the legacy of her commitment to social change. She will be remembered by many friends and acquaintances and will be missed by her closest friend and caregiver Karakwennenta Peterson. —by Lavina Tomer

Make a donation in Dea’s memory:
»Southern Arizona Senior Pride
»Humane Society of Tucson

April 2, 2019

Arizona Gives Day 2019

Arizona Gives Day is TODAY! Join other Arizonans in giving to local nonprofits. Arizona Gives Day strengthens our community and raises awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play.

Please remember Southern Arizona Senior Pride!
Our passion is to connect LGBTQI elders to one another and community.

Bereavement for LGBTQI+ persons may have unique intensity.

We counter isolation, sponsor cultural and social programs, promote advocacy and foster communications about services, issues and ideas. Help us grow! »Learn more about Southern Arizona Senior Pride

  • 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 to specify more about your donation. For “DONATION DESIGNATION,” please make sure to select 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

February 16, 2019

Come Out to Brunch!

Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E River Rd
Hosted by Tucson’s very own, the fabulous Tempest DuJour!

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is pleased to be able to host the 2nd Annual Out Brunch as a way to bring together the community to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and to honor leaders who are doing exceptional work for the LGBTQ+ community in Southern Arizona. This engaging community event provides a time to reflect on the great steps that have been taken not only by SAAF, but by the community at large, to build and support the LGBTQ+ community. Out Brunch raises awareness and funds to support the LGBTQ+ initiatives, programs, and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation… »read about the 2019 Out Brunch awardees

»more info at the SAAF SITE
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February 16, 2019

Congratulations to Robert Bell!

Robert Bell

Senior Pride takes particular pride in congratulating Robert Bell, who, on February 16, 2019, received the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Steve Hall Award at their annual Out Brunch.

Robert has been instrumental in the growth of Senior Pride as an organization, since it was part of Wingspan. He has served as chair and co-chair of events presenting films and authors, worked tirelessly to develop funding and resources and provided leadership in countless ways as a member of the Senior Pride Steering Committee. Robert volunteers in many ways including collating the newsletter, tabling at special events and participating in serving meals to LGBTQ youth: illustrations of his modesty and commitment to team work. Like Steve Hall, Robert is willing to take on whatever job needs to be done. »more

February 7, 2019

Free Personal Financial Planning Clinic

You are invited to a personal planning clinic on legal and financial issues addressing the unique financial and estate planning needs of LGBTQ community members and allies.

THU, FEB 7, 2019
Community Foundation Campus
5049 E Broadway Blvd.
First Floor
Tucson, AZ 85711

»See flyer

Do you have questions about:
Wills and Trusts
Individual Retirement Accounts Estate Planning issues
Donor Advised Funds Charitable giving

If you have questions about these and other similar issues, please register for a FREE 20 minute confidential no-obligation session with one of the estate planning attorneys, CPAs or financial advisors.


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February 5, 2019

LGBTQ+ Symposium & Community Fair

FEB 5, 10am-4pm
Kiewit Auditorium
UA Cancer Center

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The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group presents the first UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair. Keynote speakers and distinguished presenters will be presenting on research and resources that is available for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. There will also be several breakout sessions with presentations from community partners, a poster session, and a community fair throughout the day.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to attend any or all sessions! We encourage all to attend the poster sessions during lunch and /or the community fair and networking sessions.

»All info about speakers and schedule

Free health screenings available from 10am-4pm!
Free food and refreshments provided!

Please RSVP:

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January 20, 2019

The Lavender Scare

Thousands lost their jobs, some lost their lives, a courageous few fought back.

With filmmaker Josh Howard in person
SUN, JAN 20, 3-5pm

The Loft Cinema
3222 E Speedway Blvd

Advance free tickets may be picked up starting at 11:30am on January 20 at the Loft Cinema ticket counter and at the door starting at 2pm. Limit: 2 per person.

Hearing loop available – for movie only
Hearing devices available. Must ask at ticket counter
Wheelchair accessible
»More info about Loft Cinema accessibility

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Sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride