Our Mission

Southern Arizona Senior Pride counters isolation, sponsors cultural and social programs, promotes advocacy and fosters communications about services, issues and ideas. Help us grow!

Southern Arizona Senior Pride celebrates, supports and unites lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in Southern Arizona. Southern Arizona Senior Pride recognizes and responds to the unique concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors, age 55+ and their younger allies, by creating volunteer, social, and educational opportunities for senior LGBT people, increasing awareness of LGBT aging issues, and developing age-appropriate, LGBT-friendly information and referral services.

Founded in 2002 as a program of the Wingspan LGBT Community Center, the group chose to continue as Southern Arizona Senior Pride when Wingspan closed in 2014. It is an all volunteer association. Southern Arizona Senior Pride convenes monthly for discussion, networking and speakers; publishes a newsletter, The Senior Forum (published every other month), which is distributed widely in print and online; hosts a monthly potluck; sponsors educational and social events; and collaborates with Pima Council on Aging’s Project Visibility, which provides cultural competency training to staff at assisted living homes and Certified Nursing Assistant programs.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride administers its practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status or veteran status.

»Read Tucson Weekly’s cover story for the week of September 27, 2018, which describes Southern Arizona Senior Pride and how we strive to protect older LGBTQ+ adults from isolation and discrimination.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride is funded entirely by contributions. Please consider making a donation today!