Lillian Faderman, Robert Bell talking with audience March 12, 2017
Lillian Faderman
NEWS
Trump Administration Rolls Back Data Collection on LGBT Elders

DON’T. UNDERESTIMATE. US.

Last month, SAGE raised the alarm when the Trump administration moved to erase LGBT elders from a government aging survey. The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is used to determine what services will be provided to older Americans in need. If this important survey stops gathering information about LGBT elders, our needs won’t be represented. »Learn more in this Center for American Progress article.

We have a limited time to make our voices heard – sign now!

»Go to SAGE’s online form to sign this petition, with the option of adding your own words, and send to the Trump administration.

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April 27-28, 2017

bell hooks at the UA

April 27, 5:30-7pm
  • bell hooks Public Talk
    • “Revolution & Resistance: Ending Domination”
    April 28
    • 3:30-4:30pm
      • bell hooks & Stephanie Troutman Film Talk
      • “Take Me to the Movies: the Politics of Imagery”

    bell hooks comes to the UA April 27-28

    • 4:30-5pm
      • Book Signing
      • Free books for first 100 UA students (must show student ID)
    • Center for Creative Photography
    • 1030 N Olive Rd
    • Tucson, AZ 85719
April 27-30, 2017

Take a Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism

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.
Our Family Center for Community Dialogue logo
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!

You can also participate by hosting your own Stand against Racism event!
»Learn about hosting an event

April 28, 2017

Antigone Book Reading

The Impasse, by Franci McMahon - book cover

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
Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

April 29, 2017

People’s Climate March

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.

»Click here to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th.

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2017

Healthy Living Workshop

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
Clubhouse
6199 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ

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

June 1-2, 2017

Let’s Get Better Together 2017

Let's Get Better Together, June 2017, Tucson, AZ

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!

June 3, 2017

Living through the End of Life Workshop

Saguaro Sunset - Living through the End of Life workshop, June 17, 2017

What plans can you put in place now to help honor your values and wishes and legacy?

Join us Saturday, June 3, 1-3:30pm for this special workshop presented by Interfaith Community Services and Partners and co-sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride.

Please RSVP to Karen MacDonald at Interfaith Community Services by or 520-297-6049 x221.

»MORE INFO

June 10, 2017

OUTBRUNCH 2017

OUT BRUNCH 2017

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)

Tempest Dujour 2017

Hosted by Tucson’s very own, fabulous Tempest DuJour.

Bryan Safi & Erin Gibson from Throwing Shade

9:30-10am / Meet & Greet with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson from Throwing Shade (additional ticket price)
10am / Registration opens
10:30am / Ballroom doors open
11am / Event begins

»Get more info about this year’s Out Brunch Awards

»Get information about sponsorship

MORE INFO: Phone 520 547-6171 or

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 C-SPAN video of panel discussion
»Post-panel C-SPAN Open Phone interview with Lillian Faderman

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.

»MORE

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…