Meetings & Support Groups

»SENIOR PRIDE MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS
»OTHER MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS

All organizations and resources included here are welcoming to the LGBTQI+ community.

NOTE: Meetings may be canceled or dates/times can change from what is shown here. Double-check with the relevant organization before you leave the house! Also, we ask that you refrain from wearing scented products to gatherings, out of consideration for those with allergies.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Meetings & Support Groups

»Senior Pride is canceling all its events for March and April.

Senior Pride Steering Committee Meeting

THU, MAY 7, 10:30am-12:15pm PENDING

This Committee conducts Senior Pride business, sets policies and plans programs and events. All are welcome to attend; however, general public participation is limited to asking questions AFTER the meeting has finished.
1st Thursday of each month, 10:30am-12:15pm, except July and August
Cornerstone Fellowship-Social Hall
2902 N Geronimo
(and Laguna, near First and Glenn)
More info: contact us

Senior Pride Speakers Series

TUE, APR 14, 2-3:30pm CANCELED

Our series is open to everyone and always features interesting speakers, opportunities for networking and Senior Pride updates.
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
Wheelchair accessible
»Upcoming speakers and topics
More info: contact us

Senior Pride Intergenerational Monthly Potluck

SAT, APR 25, noon-2pm CANCELED

4th Saturday of every month EXCEPT December, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
Park on the north side of the parking lot.
Wheelchair accessible
More info: contact us

LGBTQI+ Grief Support Group

Sponsored by Senior Pride and Soreo Hospice.
CANCELED INDEFINITELY
Soreo held this group for one year but participation was very low.
We welcome your feedback.

NEW! GBTQ Men’s Grief Support and Empowerment Group

WED, APR 8, 3:30-4:45pm CANCELED

Facilitator Bob Ebert currently works with Emblem Hospice as a Spiritual Counselor (Chaplain). Trained at the University of San Francisco Medical Center, he supported the work and mission of Maitri Hospice in San Francisco, a residential Buddhist hospice founded in response to the AIDS epidemic. Bob also worked with at-risk homeless teens in San Francisco – safer sex education – disease prevention and counseling. He is motivated to encourage self empowerment, positive LGBTQ identity and non sectarian spiritual exploration and development.
Every Wednesday, 3:30-4:45pm
Emblem Hospice:
7225 N Oracle Road, Suite 202 (NW corner of Oracle and Ina)
Sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride And Emblem Hospice.
RSVP required: Contact Bob at 520-437-4191

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

THU, APR 9, 1:30-3pm CANCELED

Weekly drop-in support group (free) for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share their loss. A facilitated, peer support group.
Usually every Thursday, 1:30-3pm
YWCA
525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ
Wheelchair accessible
Co-sponsored by YWCA Tucson, Women’s Counseling Network and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.
More info: contact us or visit us on Facebook.

NEW! LGBTQI+ Elder Support Group

SAT, APR 18, 1-2:30pm CANCELED

Senior Pride is starting a new support/discussion group for LGBTQI+ Elders to share about aging. Join Us!
Third Saturday of each month, 1-2:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship, Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
Drop in. No charge.
More info: Claire Ellington or contact us

Elder Circles:
The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

CANCELED INDEFINITELY
We welcome your feedback: Email Christina Medvescek or 520 323 1708 x122.
This group was formed to discuss important topics and share stories. Each facilitated Elder Circle discussion focused on one of four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution and mentoring. Sponsored by Center for Community Dialogue.

Senior Pride Book Club

WED, APR 15, 2-3:30pm CANCELED

We meet monthly to enjoy books and companionship!
Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road

»Upcoming book club dates and book selections
Coordinated by Les Tannenbaum
More info: contact us

Dinner with EON Youth

FRI, JUN [TBA], 5pm

Help cook and provide a dinner for EON Youth!
Arrive and set-up 5pm. Meal at 5:30pm.
Every 3rd month – usually the 4th Friday of the month.
Last was DEC 20, 2019. MAR 27 was canceled.
Thornhill Lopez Center on Fourth
Youth Center

526 N 4th Ave.
If you would like to cook, help set-up, clean up and/or attend the next EON dinner, CONTACT US!
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.

Other Meetings & Support Groups

Senior Pride doesn’t sponsor the following events, but we thought you’d like to know about them.

SAT, APR 18, 9:30-11am CANCELED

A welcoming network of lesbians who meet for breakfast.
3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30-11am
Royal Sun Best Western Restaurant
SW corner of Speedway and Stone
More info: Irene Read 520-360-4744

Gay Pride Flickathon

Our name has changed to RAINBOW FLICKS!

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Weekly group at the UA Cancer Center for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Group is not limited to Cancer Center patients. It is available to the community. Family and friends are welcome. The group includes support people.
Every Monday (except holidays), 3-4:30pm
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Room 1127
3838 N. Campbell Ave. (North of Prince)
More info and to RSVP: email or phone Brenda Casey at 520-694-0347

Mah Jong Mondays

Every Monday (except holidays), noon-3pm
Beginners wanting to learn the game all the way up to Mah Jong experts are welcome to attend.
Himmel Park Public Library branch
1035 North Treat Ave.
Wheelchair accessible

Meander in Tucson Meetup Group

This group is for LGBTQ WOMEN.
»Learn more about the group and get details on upcoming events…

Men’s Social Network (MSN)

SAT, APR 4, 6:30-9:30pm CANCELED

A monthly potluck and social.
The first or second Saturday of the month.
»View Men’s Social Network Events Calendar
Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Road
Attendees must be MSN member or male guest.
More info: Lee Roden 520-398-6826 or email or phone Thom Goodrich at 520-305-6976

PCOA LGBT-WELCOMING Caregiver Support Group

TUE, APR 21 1-2:30pm CANCELED

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers an LGBT-welcoming caregiver support group, which is open to anyone providing care for a person 60 and older, or for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia of any age.
3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
Board Room
8467 E Broadway
No charge, but preregistration is required.
More info and/or to register: 520-609-1271
»PCOA Event Calendar

PFLAG Tucson Support Meeting

WED, MAY 6, 7-8:30pm

First Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm
Instead of meeting at the Ward 6 Office as usual, PFLAG Tucson will be meeting via ZOOM until further notice.
»Get instructions at the PFLAG website on how to connect by ZOOM for our upcoming meeting.
(PFLAG=Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
More info: call 520-360-3795 or visit the PFLAG website.

Poz Café Lunch Program

THU, APR 16 11:30-1:30pm CANCELED

»Contact TIHAN for food and CarePackage pickup alternatives this month.
TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) offers a monthly lunch for people living with HIV. Volunteers provide a delicious and nutritious lunch followed by time to chat, participate in a game or two of bingo and enjoy our raffle of fun and useful gifts. Get out of the house, meet other positive people and enjoy great food!
Advance registration required. Each registered participant may bring one adult guest, 18 or older, who must register once a year as a guest. To register and/or RSVP and/or get more info: email or call 299-6647 x205. You may also register online. Registering also qualifies you to receive a monthly CarePackage of paper goods and toiletries.
St. Francis in the Foothills Church UMC
Corner of Swan and River roads
Usually the third Thursday of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm. The December date varies according to availability of a venue and is usually in the evening.
»Events calendar at tihan.org website
Wheelchair accessible

Rainbow Flicks (formerly Gay Pride Flickathon)

CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

»PROGRAM FOR THE CANCELED MAR 21 RAINBOW FLICKS
A variety of gay and straight movies once a month, usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday or Sunday of the month.
RSVP REQUIRED.
1202 W. Miracle Mile
FREE. Stay for one or two or all.
Suggested donations for snacks and non-alcoholic beverages: between 50¢ and $2.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED.
More info and/or to RSVP: contact Thom at (520) 305-6976 or by email.

Rainbow Reads: Queer Book Chat & Book Club

The Pima County Public Library LGBT Services Committee has launched a new book chat/book club! Come be a part of this positively queer reading circle! Readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue.
Woods Memorial Library
3455 N. First Ave.

(no longer at Exo Roast Coffee)
3rd Sunday of every month, 1-3 pm
Join us every ODD month for the Rainbow Reads Book CHAT as we share our favorite LGBTQ books of all kinds with each other.
SUN, MAY 17, 1-3pm
Want an assigned book instead?
Join us on the EVEN months for Rainbow Reads Book CLUB!
SUN, APR 19, 1-3pm CANCELED

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) General Meeting

MON, APR 6, 7-9pm CANCELED

Monthly business and social meeting, events and news announcements, guest speakers, and general check-in. Allies, friends, and family members welcome. A great starting place for first-timers and visitors!
First Monday of the month, 7-9pm, including holidays
NEW Location: Studio One, 197 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
More info: Email or call 520-477-7096

TMC for Seniors

Get informed about health and wellness issues important to seniors, socialize, and access community resources, including: weekly support groups, Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film & Discussion Series, individual consultations, educational presentations by neurologists and other providers, lending library and MUCH MORE.
»TMC for Seniors Calendar for January-February-March 2020 quarterly calendar. TMC does not publish a calendar for the months of July, August or December.
Additional info: TMC for Seniors website, phone 520-324-1960 or email.

Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues

THU, APR 30, 5:30pm

Open to the public.
Usually last Thursday of every month
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

375 S. Euclid Ave, Tucson
North-end conference room
More info: City of Tucson website page or email or call the City Clerk’s Office at (520) 791-4213

Tucson Frontrunners

Tucson Frontrunners is a walking/running group comprised of LGBT folks, their family and friends, and straight allies. We have members of all abilities and ages.
More info: Men’s Social Network (MSN) website, email or visit Tucson FrontRunners on Facebook

Tucson Pride Board of Directors

SUN, APR 12, 3-5pm

Second Sunday of the month.
Open to public.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tucson-Reid Park
102 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
more info: »Tucson Pride on Facebook

Tucson Prime Timers

Serving older gay and bi men, Tucson Prime Timers offers a number of events each month.
More info: 520-743-9514, email or TPT website.

2 Spirit of Tucson

TUE, APR 14, 6-8pm

We are continuing our 2 Spirit of Tucson meetings but capping them off at 10 people for now.
Second Tuesday of each month
160 N. Stone Ave.
Wheelchair accessible
To confirm meeting date/time:
call Marlene F. Jose at (520) 884-7131 ext 2238, or email

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