Roger, Noel, Jim
September 1, 2016

New SASP Phone Number

The phone number for Southern Arizona Senior Pride has changed!
Our new number: 520-312-8923

Please update your records.

September 29, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (Barbara Hammer, 2015)

We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event!

The Loft Cinema
Post-screening Q&A with legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer.
Still from Welcome to this House

Lesbian Looks opens its 23rd annual season with Barbara Hammer’s 2015 lyrical documentary Welcome To This House(2015). The film explores the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)–her life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the US, Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide "missing documents" of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant, with the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara. » MORE…

September 29, 2016

Community Interactive Stories from the Border

We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event.

Thurs., Sept 29, 6:30-8pm
Fox Tucson Theater

Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona present Community Interactive: Stories from the Border, a live interactive event featuring a panel of respected and accomplished journalists from Mexico and the U.S. Sponsored by the Community Investment Corporation.
Learn more HERE.
Fax: (520) 795-8206
Mobile: (520) 334-9442

Oct 1, 2016

Pride in the Desert

We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event.

Sat, Oct 1, 12-9pm
Reid Park

100 Country Club Rd
More info

October 8, 2016

Words of Wisdom: Poetry by LGBTQ Elders

Presented by Southern Arizona Senior Pride!

Saturday, Oct 8, 2pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St.
Featured poets include Meikil Berry, Dea Brasgalla,
Edwin Holliday, Randolph, Lola Lai Jong, Curt
Stubbs (the organizer of this event), Sandy Szelag,
Joy Valerius, Karen Hansen, Felicitas Sokec.

See our FLYER!

October 8, 2016

Men’s Social Network (MSN) Hosts Tucson Police Chief

Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus and his husband Terrance Cheung will be special guests at the Men’s Social Network (MSN) Potluck on Saturday, October 8 from 7-9:30 pm, at Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road.

The event is open to the entire LGBTQI Community and fees are $2 with dish and $5 without dish. However, this is an RSVP event and reservations are due by Oct 1.

To reserve email or contact Thom at 520-305-6976 (leave message giving name, number attending, food and non-alcoholic beverages to be shared).

Chief Chris Magnus came to Tucson in January and was formally sworn in as an Arizona law enforcement officer and Chief of Police on May 25. He was Chief in Richmond, CA, before his move to Tucson, having previously served posts in Fargo, ND, and Lansing, MI.

October 9, 2016

AIDS Walk Tucson

We thought you’d like to know about this event, which is presented by the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

Sunday, Oct 9
Event starts at 8 am at the Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Ave
To register, visit the SAAF website.

October 13, 2016

Armory Park Center Health Fair

FREE Preventive Health Screen Event!

Thursday, Oct 13, 9am-12pm
Armory Park Center
220 S. 5th St., Tucson

Skin cancer screenings
Mammogram screenings
Osteoporosis bone health exams

Sign up at Armory Park front desk.

For more info, call: 520 791-4865

Armory Park Center Health Fair Oct 13, 2016

October 14 and 15, 2016

Queer/Trans People of Color FEST

We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event.

Fri-Sat, Oct 14 and 15
Location: TBA

QTPOCFEST (Queer and/or Trans People of Color Festival) is a free festival that celebrates LGBTQIA+ People of Color. It was created to foster a safe and loving/affirming space for people of color with varying expressions of gender, sex, sexuality and culture. QTPOCFest features local artists, installations, galleries, vendors, community workshops, light food and a mix and mingle. In bringing together our identities and cultural herstories, histories and theirstories, we reclaim our narratives against the systems that marginalize our experiences.

More info:

Oct 27 - Nov 9, 2016


We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event.

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Attendees must sign in 30 minutes prior to the start of each presentation. 2 hour presentation followed by 1 hour Q & A period.

FREE! But space is limited. Register on the PCOA site.

»Get more info, including dates/times and locations…


SAGE Publishes Statement about Orlando Shooting

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) published the statement below today about the killings in Orlando, Florida:

LGBT and Latino Elders Stand in Solidarity on Orlando Shooting | La Comunidad LGBT Latina y Personas de Edad Avanzada Estan Solidarios ante la Tragedia en Orlando

[NEW YORK, NY] As leaders from organizations working to advance equality and to counteract discrimination against the LGBT and Latino communities, we unite today to condemn the outrageous violence that took the lives of more than 50 of our brothers and sisters last night in Orlando…

»Read full post with Spanish translation

Help is available. You are not alone!

Elder Abuse: Where to Get Help

Elder abuse takes many forms, including physical attacks, verbal/emotional abuse, neglect and exploitation. Furthermore, many elders are more dependent, more isolated, may have difficulty understanding and communicating. LGBT elders may also be abused because of our sexual and/or gender identities and expression. Abusers may be family, caregivers, employees, friends and/or neighbors.

» Read the full post…

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