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
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
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.
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.