Tucson’s Dr. Sally Dodds

A Not-So-Retired Medical Researcher

When COVID first struck, Researchers Sally Dodds and Beth Meyerson quickly recognized unique threats the corona virus holds for our LGBTQI+ community. They sprang into action early in the pandemic to create and administer a survey of COVID risks and impacts for older LGBTQI+ people in Arizona — and now they are ready to share the results directly with you.
» Read more

Senior Pride Book Club

Do You Have Solitary Tendencies?

Are you experiencing some surprising benefits to your COVID quarantine alone time? Join the Senior Pride Book Club and author Fenton Johnson as they explore the role of solitude in the lives of a dozen iconic “solitaries.” Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Zora Neale Hurston all used their solitary tendencies and alone time to create — what can we learn from them today?
» Read more

Tempe Mayor

Join ONE Community to Honor Local Hero Neil Guiliano

Youngest ever mayor of Tempe, Neil Guiliano, will be honored on Oct. 7 at a virtual event, free to the public, organized by One Community, Arizona’s statewide coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations, and individuals who support diversity, inclusion, and equity. After serving as mayor, Guiliano took the stage as a national LGBTQ activist with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
» Sign up for the event here

Senior Pride Speaker Series

5 Takeaways from the Arizona LGBTQ COVID Survey Results

Results are in from the COVID survey of LGBTQ older adults held just a few months ago in Arizona. What should you know to protect yourself and the ones you love for the long haul?

Two local doctors, both dedicated volunteers of Senior Pride, have important insights regarding LGBTQ older adults in Pima County that they want to share with you, your friends, and your family.

Join Dr. Beth Meyerson of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) and the Institute for LGBTQ Studies at UA and Dr. Sally Dodds, retired professor of psychiatry and medicine at UA and affiliate faculty of SIROW.
» More information

October 13, 2:00 pm
Senior Pride Speaker Series
LGBT Aging Successfully: 5 takeaways from the AZ COVID survey

Senior Pride Book Club

Have You Met Fenton Yet?

National award-winning author, and friend of Senior Pride, Fenton Johnson will join us for next month’s book club meeting where we will discuss his newest book: At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life.

Fenton is a part-time Tucson resident and University of Arizona, Professor Emeritus.  At the Center of All Beauty is described as “a profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude” … perhaps the ideal teaching for many of us as we grapple with the extended quarantine of the COVID era.

Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with Fenton and other Senior Pride participants about his latest book!

Wednesday, October 21, 2–3:30 pm via video conferencing, using Zoom.  For the Zoom info to join the meeting, contact us or call 520-312-8923.

(author photo: Hannah Ensor)

Lambda Legal Victory

Protecting LGBTQ Health Care Rights

The Trump Administration has proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act that would invite discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and providers, but Lambda Legal has been granted their request for a preliminary injunction–halting the discrimination rule immediately.
» Read more here

Join Pima County Public Library’s

Rainbow Reads “Book Chat”

Pima County Public Library’s Rainbow Reads Book Club’s “Book Chat” will meet Sunday, Sept. 20, 1:00pm on Zoom.  A two-for-one book club experience with “Book Chats” on odd months and a traditional reading group on even months, this is a great way to discover and discuss LGBTQ+ literature.

Sign Up Here with Pima County Public Library!

Check out a list of Queer Youth Literature selections with Latinx characters to celebrate Latino-American Heritage Month, beginning Sept. 15, 2020.


Lesbian Superhero Love Story Unfolds in Newest Marvel Movie

Rahne and Danielle from The New Mutants

Danielle Moonstar and Rahne Sinclair are the lesbian power couple at the heart of Marvel’s recently released The New Mutants.

Josh Boone, director of the latest X-Men superhero spinoff, highlighted the film’s same-sex relationship between Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane (played by Game of Thrones Maisie Williams) and Danielle Moonstar/Psyche (TV actress Blu Hunt).
» Read more and watch the trailer


Honoring A Life

Southern Arizona Senior Pride End of Life Planning Program is once again offering “Honoring A Life” workshops ON ZOOM.

Tuesday, September 17, 2020; 2:00 PM

This will be an opportunity to prepare or update your wishes and instructions on how you want to be cared for if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

Current health and medical crises are making it more important for each of us to prepare written instructions regarding our desires about what types of treatment and care we wish for ourselves, as well as identifying the people we trust to make decisions for us when we may not be able to. Explore the possibilities available to you and make your wishes known.

Please see the event flyer for full information, including how to register. Registration in advance is required BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 to have workshop materials mailed to you.


August Speaker Series on YouTube

The video recording of last month’s speaker series is now available on YouTube!

Armchair Nature Escapes: Birds & Gardens
presented on August 11, 2020
Keith Ashley, Director of Development, Tucson Audubon Society
Jan Schwartz, docent, Tucson Botanical Gardens and Certified Master Naturalist, Pima County Chapter, Arizona Master Naturalist Association

Arizona Spotlight's 5 Part Series

Youth Crossing Gender Borders

Have you been following Arizona Spotlight’s 5 part series exploring the landscape of youth and gender identity? NPR Reporter Laura Markowitz talks to teens, parents, and experts on the forefront of understanding the spectrum of human identity.

»Read more and listen to the series

This October Marks

15th Anniversary of LGBTQ History Month

With the addition of the 2020 Icons, LBTQ History Month organizers will have amassed a searchable biographical database of 465 LGBT luminaries—the largest online resource of its kind—available year round. Test your A-to-Z knowledge of LGBT history every Tuesday through September with their emailed photo quiz. Then check LGBTHistoryMonth.com for the answers.

April 21 - June 23, 2020

STAY GOLD Goes Online

For 10 Tuesdays, beginning April 21st, MOCA is offering a program to the LGBTQIA+ community via Zoom, with a focus on contemporary artists who identify as LGBTQIA+. MOCA has chosen 10 LGBTQIA+ identified contemporary artists highlighted in the series ART 21 on PBS, to share and whose work and experiences often intersect with our own lived experiences. We will provide the group with a link to video content where you can watch the artists discuss and make work…

Tuesdays from 6-7pm
Beginning April 21st
via Zoom
Contact facilitator Eli Burke for Zoom instructions

»More info

Memorial Day Travel Plans? Know Before You Go (and don’t go to Show Low)

It’s almost hardwired into the American psyche to begin summer with a Memorial Day road trip to a beach, a lake, or someplace rustic to start the season with rest, relaxation, and mischief. Now that Arizona’s COVID-19 stay at home orders have been lifted, how can you resist the temptation to hit the road?

»Read full article that also contains more valuable COVID-related resources and info, by Ed Kimble

When will it be safe to go out again?

Ready or not, Arizona, the nation, and the world are starting to reopen after two months of pandemic shutdowns. So, when will it really be safe for LGBTQI+ older adults to venture out again? A University of Massachusetts biology professor offers some of the clearest information yet on how COVID-19 infections spread. Combine that with reliable infection rate data, and you can make some well-informed decisions for yourself (with additional helpful advice from The Atlantic and SAGE).

»Read article by Ed Kimble

May 12, 2020

Senior Pride to Host Weekly AA Meeting for LGBTQI+ Elders


Meetings will take place via Zoom, Mondays, 7-8pm. The first meeting will be on Monday, May 18.

This is an open meeting, available to all persons who are interested in the AA program of recovery. The format is Step Meeting (12×12), reading and discussing selections from the AA publication, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

»how to join a meeting

May 12, 2020

Senior Pride Speaker Series Returns!

Senior Pride is delighted to resume our regular monthly Speaker Series via Zoom this coming Tuesday, May 12 at 2pm with two great speakers from Pima Council on Aging: Sarah Bahnson, LGBTQ Community Liaison, and Jeri Morrison, Caregiver Support Group and Training Coordinator. Their topic will be Celebrating Older Americans Month.
»Read more

April 29, 2020

A SECRET LOVE Arrives on Netflix on April 29th

On April 29th, Netflix releases A Secret Love, a new documentary that follows the remarkable story of a lesbian couple, Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, who kept their relationship secret for the first 65 years that they were together.

Though Donahue played as a catcher in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League — the women’s pro sports organization that later inspired the 1992 film A League of Their Own — the league’s queer history has only recently been uncovered. “We always wore dresses, makeup, the whole thing, ” Donahue explains in the trailer. “Anybody who was not gay, they simply didn’t know.”

»Read more about the film on Netflix

Arizona’s Confused Reopening, and More Resources

Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey extended Arizona’s stay-at-home order until May 15, but this week, he has been moving faster than expected to reopen retail, restaurants, and hair salons. These moves come despite a continuing rise in new cases in Phoenix, though new Tucson cases are on the downswing. Meanwhile nursing home deaths prompt the governor to impose new reporting rules, Pima suicides continue at a high rate attributable to the COVID-19 crisis, and older Americans are exhibiting new, different symptoms that are easy to miss.

Today’s COVID-19 Update covers all this plus new resource roundups from some of the nation’s biggest and most diverse elder advocacy organizations.

»Read article by Ed Kimble

April 26, 2020

Together in Pride: You are Not Alone

Today, Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, GLAAD will host “Together in Pride: You are Not Alone,” a livestream event on GLAAD’s YouTube channel and Facebook Live. The event will highlight the LGBTQ response to COVID-19 and amplify messages of acceptance and affirmation to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV during this unprecedented time. The livestream will raise funds for LGBTQ community centers that are members of CenterLink.

»More info and sign up to watch the livestream

April 18, 2020

“Interior Journey: Defining Moments” Writing Workshop

This event has been canceled.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride presents a new writing workshop with Rebecca Seiferle. In this workshop we’ll write about defining moments, charged bits of experience. No previous writing experience needed!

SAT, APR 18, 10am-noon CANCELED
Habitat for Humanity
3501 N Mountain
Reservations appreciated but not required.
»Contact us to make your reservation
Rebecca Seiferle, featured poet
April 17, 2020

Local Musicians to Rock Senior Pride Fundraiser

This event has been canceled.

Local musicians Mitzi Cowell, Sabra Faulk, Amber Norgaard will perform for Southern Arizona Senior Pride’s upcoming spring fundraiser. These are three of Tucson’s best musicians – don’t miss this incredible evening!

Monterey Court / $15
505 W Miracle Mile
(on Miracle Mile near Fort Lowell and Oracle Rd)
Reservations and pre-payment required for tables of six or more
Monterey Court offers a diverse food and beverage menu.
Reservations and more info: Monterey Court website or call 520-207-2429.

Mitzi Cowell photo: Bill Moeller

March 17 to April 7, 2020

Remember Senior Pride on Arizona Gives Day! A Message from Lavina Tomer

Lavina Tomer

Today is Arizona Gives Day 2020! If you believe that pride is ageless, remember Southern Arizona Senior Pride today.

Senior Pride is the only organization run by and for LGBTQI+ elders in Southern Arizona. We celebrate, support, and unite Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Seniors in Southern Arizona. Your gift helps create a community in which LGBTQ older adults are safe, connected, respected, heard, and engaged. Your gift supports our FREE friendly visits program, end of life planning, social gatherings, support groups, and cultural events for LGBTQI+ older adults.

»Read Lavina’s message

March 12, 2020


As older adults we are in the most vulnerable demographic for contracting and spreading coronavirus. Many of us are vulnerable for multiple reasons. Yesterday in Arizona, Governor Ducey announced a state of emergency. There are more cancelations every day – of classes, meetings, social events, etc.

Because we are committed to our safety, in the spirit of caution Senior Pride is canceling our events for March and April. We will update you about May 2020 events.

»Information about coronavirus at the CDC website
»Live updates about coronavirus at the New York Times
»Pima County Coronavirus Information
»Contact Senior Pride

Let’s take care of ourselves and each other.
Lavina Tomer
Volunteer Executive Director

Tuesdays, Jan 21 - Mar 17, 2020

Stay Gold: An Intergenerational Arts Program at MOCA

This event has been canceled.

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

MOCA Tucson
265 South Church Ave

FREE. MOCA Tucson provides art supplies, snacks, and passes for public transportation.

February 27, 2020


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

»more info at Lesbian Looks

February 24, 2020

Take Action to Help Us Keep Older Adults Safely in Their Own Homes

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!

»TAKE ACTION at PCOA (Pima Council on Aging) website

February 21, 2019

TIHAN and Senior Pride Discuss Needs of LGBT Seniors, plus Author Elena Schwolsky-Fitch Reads from Waking in Havana

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

Book cover of Waking in Havana

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.

February 18, 2020


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

»More info at Lesbian Looks

February 17, 2020

Lucie Blue Tremblay & Friends at Club Congress

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.

FEB 17, 7pm
Club Congress
311 Congress St


February 19, 2020

Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Education Conference

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


Tucson Jewish Community Center

Tucson, AZ 85718

February 12, 2020


WED, FEB 12, 7:30pm
The Loft Cinema
»Regular Loft prices apply

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

»more info at Lesbian Looks

January 31, 2020

Aging Successfully: Issues and Needs of LGBTQ+ Older Adults Ages 55+

University of Arizona
Environment and Natural Resources Building

RSVP REQUIRED due to limited seating!

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

January 31, 2020

Understanding Loss and Grief – A Practical Half Day Interactive Workshop

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.

JAN 31
8:15am- 1pm

East Lawn Palms Mortuary
5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson
To register: email Marianna Cacciatore

»List of workshop talks

January 29, 2020

Workshop: The Queer Voice in 19th and 20th Century Writers

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.


ENR2 Building
University of Arizona

»More info plus map on Facebook

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

January 18 / February 11, 2020

Honoring a Life Workshop: Advance Care Planning Conversations

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!

Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall

2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna)

Desert Harmony Hospice of Tucson

1200 N. El Dorado Pl. Suite B-200
Please avoid scented cosmetics.
Wheelchair accessible.

Contact Lavina Tomer using the Senior Pride contact form or by phone at 520-312-8923.

January 19, 2020

Be a Community Cares Volunteer!

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.


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
Interested in volunteering? Call 520-351-2724 or email

January 14, 2020

Workshop Facilitator Training

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.


Lunch provided.
Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ
122 N. Craycroft Rd. (just north of Broadway Blvd.)
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.

February 22, 2020

UAHS LGBTQ+ National Symposium & Community Health Fair

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!!

FEB 22

UAHS Wellness Walkway
UAHS Campus

Attend any or all sessions
University of Arizona Health Sciences - Diversity & Inclusion logo

January 11, 2020

A Hat to Go Out In! Presented by Milliner Jeanne Bjorn

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


January 4, 2020

Senior Pride Volunteer Orientation

Learn about Senior Pride’s mission and vision, and find out how you can help with outreach, fundraising, newsletter editing, office assistance and more!

SAT, JAN 4, 2020, 1-3pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall

2902 N Geronimo
(near First Ave. and Glenn)
Pre-registration required
Call 520-312-8923 or email us!

Please give name and contact info.

Wheelchair accessible
Avoid wearing scented products
Licensed, certified service animals welcome

February 29, 2020

Out BRUNCH 2020

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!


Event begins at 11am
Tucson Marriott University Park
880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson

Tickets $70 each / Table of 10: $650
»more info about SAAF’s OutBrunch and its history

June-July 2020

LGBTQ 55+ Writer’s Workshop: SEEING 2020

“I don’t know what any of you thought the year 2020 would look like, but I guarantee it wasn’t this! I can’t think of a more important time to document what this worldwide event has meant to you. This will be a class where you can share how COViD-19 has impacted and perhaps changed your life forever.” – Cat Belue

Taught by Cat Belue
Saturdays, 10am-noon
June 27, July 11, 18, 25
No charge.
»See flyer
Registration required.

»Contact us to register for this workshop

photo of Cat BelueCat Belue is a Southerner by birth and desert rat by choice, calling the Old Pueblo home. A daily journaler, Cat shares her life with two adorable grownup puppies and stories with the Tucson group, Female Storytellers (aka FST!).

September 8, 2020

Senior Pride Virtual Speakers Series

Our series is open to everyone and always features interesting speakers, opportunities for networking, discussion and Senior Pride updates.

2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3:30pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)

Due to COVID-19, we are presenting the Senior Pride Speakers Series via Zoom. Send us a message indicating your desire to attend the Speakers Series meeting on July 14 along with your email address, and we will send you the info you’ll need to join the meeting.

NEXT: AUG 11, 2-3:30pm

Keith Ashley, Director of Development, Tucson Audubon Society, and chair, Senior Pride Development Committee; and Jan Schwartz, docent, Tucson Botanical Gardens and Certified Arizona Master Naturalist, Pima County Chapter
Armchair Nature Escapes: Birds and Gardens
Keith will talk about Tucson’s most common backyard birds, how best to get to know them and Audubon Society’s online birding classes and socials. Jan will address native and desert adapted garden plants; a free, fun, and easy citizen science program and, links to virtual garden tours by the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

»MORE info, upcoming speakers and topics

March 28 and 29, 2020

Desert Voices Sends “Light & Love”

This event has been canceled.

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.


PCC Center for the Arts
2202 W Anklam Rd
Tucson AZ

Pre-order: $20
At door: $25