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.
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Registration required.

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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!).

August 11, 2020

Senior Pride 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

August 19 , 2020

Senior Pride Book Club

The Senior Pride Book Club meets 3rd Wednesday of every month to enjoy companionship and engage in lively discussion of a wide variety of books! Our group is diverse and welcomes all who share our interest in reading books and talking about them.

We meet 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30pm.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, we were meeting in the Ward 3 Council Office conference room. We hope to be meeting there again, as soon as we may safely do so. In the meantime, we will be meeting via video conferencing, using Zoom. For the Zoom info you’ll need to join the meeting, email or call 520-312-8923.

book cover of Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

WED, AUG 19, 2-3:30pm

Our reading selection for August will be Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, an acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir by Janet Mock, an American writer, producer, and transgender activist. Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America in this very engaging and inspiring story.
»Upcoming Meeting Dates & Book Selections

June 1 - December 31, 2020

Free Webinar Deals with Grief and Loss

Loving Spirit‘s grief and loss workshop is now online in the form of a free webinar which consists of six approximately one-hour sessions. We know that many are suffering right now and do not have access to in-person support. If you have suffered a major loss in your life, whether from the death of a loved one, a divorce, a career change, or a personal change of some sort, you can learn techniques to help you in your recovery process. The information is free and is also close-captioned for the hearing impaired. It will soon be available in Spanish as well. »more information and register

Senior Pride Support Groups

NEW! Senior Pride AA Meeting

Open meeting, available to all persons interested in the AA program of recovery.
Mondays, 7-8pm

LGBTQI+ Elder Support Group

Senior Pride support/discussion group where LGBTQI+ elders can share about aging.
Every other Saturday, 1-2:30pm

GBTQ Men’s Grief Support and Empowerment Group

Facilitated peer support group for GBTQ men grieving loss.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

Facilitated peer support group for LBTQ women 18 years of age and older.
Thursdays, 1:30-3pm.