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AARP article: Housing for older LGBT adults!

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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…”

»Read the article at the AARP site

January 21, 2017

Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month (every 3rd Saturday) on a drop-in basis to discuss important topics and share stories. Each Elder Circle focuses on one of four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution and mentoring. The facilitator is trained and culturally responsive.
Join us Sat, Jan 21, 1-2:30pm, at Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall!
»More info…

January 28, 2017

SASP Monthly Potluck

Saturday, January 28, 2017, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship, Fellowship Hall

2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
SASP MONTHLY Potlucks are every fourth Saturday.
Featuring good food and good company!
More info: Lee Roden at 520-398-6826

February 2, 2017

LBTQ Grief Group

This weekly support group is for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share about loss.
We meet usually every Thursday between 1:30 and 3pm, but we are skipping the last two weeks in January 2017 – so our next meeting date is February 2, 2017. »More info…

February 14, 2017

SASP General Meeting

Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SASP) meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and always feature interesting speakers.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017, 2-3pm
With speaker, Sally Krommes, Pima Council on Aging program director for “Medication Misuse and Abuse.”

Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)

More info: 520-312-8923 or email us

February 18, 2017

Transgender 101

February 18, 1-3pm
YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave

Join the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and the Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force to learn about transgender people, the issues they face and how to support them in the fight for respect and equal rights.

»Learn more

March 11 & 12, 2017

Lillian Faderman Comes to Town!

Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the Tucson Festival of Books
present the noted historian Lillian Faderman, an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBT history and literature. Ms. Faderman will be speaking on a panel on March 11 and giving a talk about her book, “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle” on March 12.


April 2, 2017

Coming Out Under Fire

Coming Out Under Fire

Senior Pride presents “Coming Out Under Fire,” a classic documentary and a panel of local LGBT Veterans.

April 2, 1-4pm
The Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd.

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Outloud and Proud

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.

»For more info, see our Calling Your Story page

To volunteer your story, contact producer Rick Small by or by phone: (520) 834-7342.

What is the AQA?

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

8 Interviews in Tucson’s Elder LGBT Communities

“Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr

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.

»Read “Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr…