All across the United States this April, YWCAs, many other organizations and private individuals are hosting events in support of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism. This is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. »Find a Stand anywhere in the U.S.
In Tucson, Our Family Center for Community Dialogue is hosting Stand Against Racism Dialogue, a brown bag lunch discussion: Fri, April 28, noon-1pm
Our Family Services
3830 E. Bellevue St, Tucson, AZ
FREE »RSVP now!
Friday, Apr 28, 7pm at Antigone Books, Franci McMahon will discuss her new lesbian mystery, The Impasse (Bold Strokes, $18.95).
McMahon incorporates firsthand knowledge of ranching in the West in this gripping story about Miles, a Montana ranching woman, who jumps at the chance to lead a group of women on a wilderness expedition, in hopes that it might help her move on from grief. The pack trip leads them deep into an isolated area, where exhilarating adventure rapidly morphs into perilous challenge… »READ MORE
One week from today, people all around the country will gather to mark Donald Trump’s 100th day in office by marching in the Peoples Climate Movement. Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone. Whether it is in Washington, DC or at one of the hundreds of sister marches around the country, please join the march on April 29th to stand up for our communities and climate.
This FREE workshop meets for two and a half hours once a week for six weeks, in a group of 10 to 16 participants who will each receive a FREE book.
Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 2-4:30pm
The Place at Broadway East
6199 East Broadway
This interactive program was developed by Stanford University to help adults and caregivers gain the skills needed to manage ongoing health conditions, but can also be very helpful to those that just want to make healthy lifestyle changes. Through group interaction, goal setting, and action planning, participants learn many ways to take control of their own health. »MORE
6th ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON LGBTQ INTEGRATED HEALTH Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 Resort Dr., Tucson, AZ
Let’s Get Better Together is an annual statewide conference hosted by the LGBTQ Coalition of Southern Arizona that focuses on the improvement of education, resources and understanding of health providers serving the LGBTQ community.
More info coming soon on the new Let’s Get Better Together website!
COME OUT FOR BRUNCH and join us as we honor the 2017 Godat, Steve Hall, and Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally awards recipients! JUNE 10 Tucson University Park Hotel
(formerly University Marriott)
880 E. 2nd Street
(free parking in hotel garage)
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, a panel of distinguished authors gathered to discuss their new books: Lillian Faderman on The Gay Revolution; Jim Obergefell on Love Wins, and Amy Ellis Nutt on Becoming Nicole.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SASP) volunteers distributed community information at our booth on the University of Arizona mall. SASP was the author sponsor for Lillian Faderman, whose presentation on Sunday, March 12, will soon be available at the Arizona Queer Archives.
SASP also hosted a reception for volunteers and donors and honoring Lillian Faderman on Sunday afternoon, March 12.
An ‘LGBT-Welcoming’ Place to Call Home Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options.
“Older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often age alone. As the first generation to be open about their sexuality and united around the gay rights movement, many are estranged from family and never had or have lost a partner. Prejudice may have meant fewer work opportunities over their lifetime, resulting in meager, if any, savings. Finding affordable and welcoming senior housing is a challenge…”
PimaCountyHousingSearch.org is a free *online service that lists independent level (not assistive care) housing for all people, regardless of race, sex, religion, handicap, familial status, national origin or sexual orientation. We welcome people who identify as **lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (check out our LGBTQ resources!) Search for apartments by zip code, price, number of bedrooms, handicap accessibility, access to public transportation, and other features.
91.3 KXCI Community Radio’s mini program, Out Loud and Proud, needs folks in the LGBTS Community to share coming out and related personal stories. Each contributor tells their story for a five minute piece broadcast on KXCI.
Reports of verbal assault and harassment are on the rise across the U.S., including Tucson. In response, the Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force has launched We Stand Together, a network towards making Tucson a safe place for all. »More…
The Arizona Queer Archives (AQA) is a collecting archives that receives collections and documents communities. The AQA is directed by Jamie A. Lee, Ph.D., and is housed at the UA Institute for LGBT Studies. The AQA is available as a site of scholarly and community research by appointment. Some collections are available for community display. »LEARN MORE
Death and dying is a taboo subject. Add to that the invisibility of being an elder lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person and there is a lot to NOT talk about. What are the special problems this marginalized class of people might face and how are their needs being addressed? Penelope Starr has written an excellent paper that includes 8 interviews from Tucson’s LGBT elder community.