Lillian Faderman, Robert Bell talking with audience March 12, 2017
Lillian Faderman
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April 2, 2017

Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE PRESENTS
the classic documentary:
COMING OUT UNDER FIRE

IN PERSON: Director, Arthur Dong
Following the film: Robert Bell will introduce Erin Russ, Director of Programs for Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Jennifer Dane from the American Military Partner Association. They are LGBT veterans, who will tell their stories of serving before, during and after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Doors open at 1pm for gathering, networking and resources
Program: 2-4pm
Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd., Tucson

»SEE OUR FLYER

»MORE about the event, the film and filmmaker Arthur Dong

Still from Arthur Dong's Coming Out Under Fire

April 5 & 6, 2017

Tucson Churches Co-Host GENDER REVOLUTION Screening

GENDER REVOLUTION is a two-hour documentary released in conjunction with the National Geographic‘s January issue of same name, which made history by featuring a 9-year-old transgender girl on its cover. Produced by Katie Couric, National Geographic and World of Wonder Studios, GENDER REVOLUTION is a nuanced, complex and tender film that looks at the way gender shapes our lives and experiences and the ongoing cultural conversation surrounding the spectrum of gender identity.

Six Tucson congregations have joined to screen this documentary on two consecutive evenings:

Wed, Apr 5, 6pm @ Rincon UCC
Thu, Apr 6, 6:30pm @ St. Francis in the Foothills UMC

»GET FULL INFO…

Gender Revolution / film by Katie Couric and National Geographic

Lillian Faderman, Jim Obergefell and Amy Ellis Nutt

LGBTQ Issues at the Tucson Festival of Books

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. »See the panel discussion.

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.

March 11, 2017, Amy Ellis Nutt, author of Becoming Nicole, and Jim Obergefell, author of Love Wins, joined LILLIAN FADERMAN on UA panel.

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 article on AARP site…

PimaCountyHousingSearch.org

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.

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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…