Stay Gold will be postponed until the COVID-19 risk has diminished. We WILL RESUME once things settle and perhaps even add more sessions to ensure we can all finish our projects… »Read the rest of Eli Burke’s message
This 10-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. This spring we are creating mixed media portraits inspired by the paintings of Amir Fallah. No previous art experience needed.
JAN 21-MAR 17
TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm NEXT:TUE, MAR 17CANCELED MOCA Tucson
265 South Church Ave FREE. MOCA Tucson provides art supplies, snacks, and passes for public transportation. »MORE INFO
THU, FEB 27, 7pm
IN PERSON: Co-Producer and Cinematographer Jen Gilomen
The Loft Cinema / FREE
This 2019 Tom Shepard film tells the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and are now resettling in the U.S. As new leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and drastically restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the U.S., UNSETTLED humanizes a group few people know, who are desperately trying to create new and safer homes.
“UNSETTLED reminds viewers that homosexuality is a crime in more than 70 countries, and is punishable by death in four. LGBT asylum claims began to rise during the Obama administration, but under President Trump — shown in the film signing his 2017 executive order to drastically curtail immigration — nearly 70% of all asylum claims are denied by the Department of Homeland Security, a historic low.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee at the Arizona State Legislature was set hear House Bill 2799, but because of a packed agenda, the hearing was moved to today. House Bill 2799 would appropriate $2.5 million to the Area Agencies on Aging in Arizona for increased provider rates for home and community-based services.
Area Agencies on Aging throughout the state have struggled to make ends meet with level funding, while competing with increased provider rates from AHCCCS and the rising minimum wage. In some areas of the State, Area Agencies have had to cut service hours in order to concentrate their limited funding. Here in Pima County, we have 66 people who have already been assessed to be in need of help by PCOA, but PCOA is unable to find a direct care worker who can enter their home, due in part to the lower rates we can pay. This additional funding will help to alleviate some of these issues. Though there is a lot of work still to be done, this funding would be a step in the right direction.
Please write to your legislators TODAY to let them know that you support House Bill 2799 and help us keep older adults safely in their own homes with dignity and respect!
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors face unique concerns as they age. This session of the TIHAN continuing education series is focused on the issues, strengths, and resources available and necessary to support LGBT seniors in our community. Southern Arizona Senior Pride will be joining TIHAN at this presentation and discussion.
FRI, FEB 21, 2:15-4:15pm
Himmel Park Library
RSVP required: Contact Maggie at 520-299-6647, ext 204, or by email
PLUS! Friday’s event also features Elena Schwolsky-Fitch, esteemed writer of “Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba.” Schwolsky-Fitch will read an excerpt from her book and speak about her experiences surrounding HIV/AIDS treatment in both the US and in Cuba.
TIHAN provides community resources and caring support so that people with HIV can live well.
TUE, FEB 18, 7pm IN PERSON: Filmmaker Megan Rossman FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION: Joining filmmaker Megan Rossman for Q&A will be Lesbian Herstory Archives co-founder Deborah Edel; Arizona Queer Archives founding director Jamie Lee; and distinguished historian Elizabeth Kennedy. The Loft Cinema / FREE
“History books are generally written by and about men, with women’s contributions omitted or minimized. As underrepresented as women are in these texts, lesbian women are altogether absent. The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities, making it an indispensable resource.”
—Women and Hollywood
Former Olivia Records women’s music artist, Lucie Blue Tremblay has continued playing live and recording on her own label Maggie & Shanti Music since the 1980s. Lucie is a very personal songwriter, drawing on her life experiences, a desire for world peace and LGBT rights. Sensitive honesty and passion characterize her songwriting. Living life wholeheartedly would be a perfect way to describe this talented artist. Her new album, Counting My Blessings, will leave you moved beyond belief.
Please join us for our Annual Education Conference, designed to fit the needs of unpaid care partners and families caring for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Learn more about the diseases, the latest updates on research, strategies in communication and tips on self-care. Hear the latest updates about international Alzheimer’s disease research and how the engagement of public health systems, physicians, and other healthcare professionals is changing the dementia trajectory. »BROCHURE with full info
Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.
“Made by a filmmaker who is herself, as we say in English nowadays, on fire… Sciamma is practically throwing off sparks and hot coals.” —Hollywood Reporter
FRI, JAN 31
University of Arizona
Environment and Natural Resources Building FREE RSVP REQUIREDdue to limited seating! »MORE INFO
The University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies, in collaboration with Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the Pima Council on Aging, is conducting a day long symposium to explore and illuminate the issues of LGBT adults ages 55 and older. The symposium will include national and local experts in LGBT aging, invited representatives of key elder and/or LGBTQ+ services providers in the Tucson/Pima County area, UA faculty, staff, and students, and interested attendees from Southern Arizona….»MORE INFO
In life, loss and grief are inevitable. Every day we encounter people who are feeling challenged because someone or something they counted on is gone. You want to help, but you wonder what to say or do that would be welcomed, useful and kind. This skill does not come automatically. We must learn it. This half-day interactive class is designed for people from all walks of life who occasionally find themselves in the company of someone in grief — a family member, friend, client, or patient — and want to offer comfort and care. In less than five hours we will convey contemporary information about grief support, as well as teach skills and best practices you will easily remember when the need arises.
Come join us January 29th from 5:30-7:30pm for this FREE workshop presented by David Morden, Associate Professor of Voice and Movement in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona.
We will look at the writings of queer playwrights and authors to examine how their voices shaped public perception of homosexuality while masquerading as straight voices. We will look at their writings – and lives – beginning with Oscar Wilde. Wilde wrote with a wit that… »more
A free workshop on preparing a healthcare power of attorney and living will for people of all ages. In January and February, the Senior Pride End of Life Planning Program is presenting the Honoring a Life workshop on two separate dates – offering two opportunities to catch this extremely useful, empowering and peace-of-mind giving workshop!
SAT, JAN 18
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna)
TUE, FEB 11
Desert Harmony Hospice of Tucson
1200 N. El Dorado Pl. Suite B-200 Please avoid scented cosmetics.
Wheelchair accessible. RSVP REQUIRED Contact Lavina Tomer using the Senior Pride contact form or by phone at 520-312-8923.
Senior Pride’s Community Cares Program reaches out to people in our community by providing trained volunteers who will visit once a week to play cards, read aloud, write letters, call once a week for a phone visit, provide information on LGBTQI services and resources, etc. Interested in receiving this free service? Contact us at 520-351-2724 or email.
NEXT VOLUNTEER TRAINING
SUN, JAN 19, 2020
Training is provided by Bridget Roads of Pima Council On Aging and Senior Pride volunteer coordinators. Cornerstone Fellowship-Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna) Requirements for volunteers:
Application (available at training), volunteer training, background check, ongoing monthly meetings and one year commitment preferred RSVP REQUIRED FOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING! Interested in volunteering? Call 520-351-2724 or email
Learn to to co-facilitate the 2 hour community end-of-life workshop HONORING A LIFE: Advance Care Planning Conversations in the LGBT community. Help folks consider and document their wishes for end-of-life care, preparing a power of attorney and living will, and more.
TUE, JAN 14
Lunch provided. Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ
122 N. Craycroft Rd. (just north of Broadway Blvd.) FREE
Prior attendance at an HONORING A LIFE workshop is preferred but not mandatory. Bilingual trainees are always in demand. Pre-registration for the training is recommended. Contact Lavina Tomer using the Senior Pride contact form or by phone at 520-312-8923. »more
Join health professionals, LGBTQ activists, educators, and community members for a day filled with LGBTQ-related discussions and information. FREE Make up Tutorials, Self-Defense Demonstration & 5-min Chair Massages!!
UAHS Wellness Walkway
UAHS Campus FREE Attend any or all sessions »FULL INFO »RSVP
Make a custom, one-of-a-kind straw hat that you can wear at the end of the day! Senior Pride End of Life Planning Program is sponsoring this workshop to provide a creative opportunity that can change the way we think (reshape our heads!) about death and dying. Choose from 3 colors: white, navy or red. Have something sentimental (buckles, buttons, pins, jewelry, beads)? Bring them with you! We provide all other materials, stimulating topics, and a creative and fun time.
SAT, JAN 11, 9am-4pm
RSVP required by end of day JAN 2, 2020 by email or 520-312-8923 »MORE
The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is pleased to be able to host the 3rd 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. Come, support and celebrate this year’s LGBTQ+ and allied community leaders as we present them with the Godat, Steve Hall, and Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally awards!
Life is hard. Sometimes we need a little light and love to get us through. Come laugh, cry, and hear the music your soul has been yearning for as Desert Voices presents “Light & Love,” a heartfelt celebration of what makes us human.
SAT, MAR 28, 7pm CANCELED SAT, MAR 29, 3pm CANCELED
PCC Center for the Arts
2202 W Anklam Rd