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…”
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…
Saturday, January 21, 2017, thousands of women and allies will rally in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. Satellite marches are also being planned in cities all around the U.S. In TUCSON, groups will meet at 10am at Armory Park to march to the Joel Valdez Main Library for a rally. »GET MORE INFO
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
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…
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.
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.
Help to cook and provide a dinner for the EON Youth Program! Every 3rd month. NEXT EON dinner: March 18, 2017, 4:30PM (at SAAF)
If you would like to cook, help set-up, clean up and/or attend the next EON dinner, contact us by email or by phone: 520-312-8923.
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.