February 18, 2017

Transgender 101

February 18, 1-3pm
YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave

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.

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February 1, 2017

2017 Celebration of Love

PFLAG Tucson’s 2017 Celebration of Love will be TONIGHT Wednesday, February 1, at 7pm at the Ward VI City Council Office at 3202 E. 1st Street. Please join PFLAG in honoring Tucson’s LGBT couples and their wonderful relationships. This year’s celebration will feature a special presentation of the relationship of Mick Meader and Richard Holmes, long-time PFLAG supporters. PFLAG will have photos and readings about them. PFLAG will provide refreshments. While PFLAG has asked for RSVPs, please feel free to come without one. RSVP or phone: 520-360-3795.

January 21, 2017

Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

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…

December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day

Celebrate and acknowledge World AIDS Day in Tucson by coming to our block party in the Lost Barrio on Thursday, Dec 1st. This event will feature arts and crafts, music and dance performances and community members speaking about their experiences living with and impacted by HIV.

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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
La Pilita Cultural Center
420 S. Main Ave.

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.

October 14
5-9pm
QTPOC Mix and Mingle
Closed event – QTPOC (Queer and/or Trans People of Color) only

October 15
  • noon-3pm
    Workshops (there will be two sessions with up to 3 workshops offered at a time. These will range from writing workshops, skillshares and knowledge sharing and possible demonstrations)
  • 3-6pm
    Tabling/Vendors
  • 3:30-9pm
    Art performances (we will have both an indoor and outdoor stage which will include music, spoken word, film and a gallery of visual art)
  • 9-10pm
    Cool down/end of event

More info:
www.qtpocfest.wordpress.com
www.gofundme.com/qtpocfest
On FB: QTPOCFEST Tucson

October 13, 2016

Armory Park Center Health Fair

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

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 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.

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

September 29, 2016

Community Interactive Stories from the Border

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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.

Fax: (520) 795-8206
Mobile: (520) 334-9442

September 29, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (Barbara Hammer, 2015)

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THURSDAY, SEP 29, 7pm / FREE
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 12, 2016

Join AARP Arizona for a Free Screening of DESERT MIGRATION

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

Monday, Sept 12, 2016, 6pm
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
FREE

Join AARP Arizona for a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of DESERT MIGRATION.

After losing friends, jobs and health to HIV/AIDS, many men were forced to create new lives, in new places that were more suited to their financial and physical needs. A large number of them migrated to Palm Springs, where a large gay population and health services already existed.

»Learn more and see trailer on the Desert Migration website.

Registration is required. RSVP for tickets today:
Call 1-844-418-2281
or get tickets on the AARP website.

June-July 2016

Mapping Q and The Latona Project

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Through July 31st
University of Arizona Art Museum (UAMA)
1031 North Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ
520-621-7567

Intergenerational art work expressing LGBTQI identity, Mapping Q (by youth) and The Latona Project (by elders) is on display at the University of Arizona Art Museum (UAMA) through July 31st.

Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth ages 13-23 to explore representations of self within art, museums, and the wider community. The work created by the youth is being displayed this year across three venues: exhibitions at The UAMA and The Tucson Museum of Art and a video screening at MOCA.

At UAMA, Mapping Q is joined by The Latona Project, artistic expressions of identity, memory and hopes by LGBTQI seniors. Older adults participating in The Latona Project have enjoyed discussions by artists and art educators who then proceed to make their own art works guided by the metaphor of a hope chest, making use of an ancient practice.

Come to the UAMA this summer and see the diverse collection of “hope chest” boxes created by older adults, as well as youth’s mapping of Q!

June 18, 2016

Orlando Prayer Vigil

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Saturday, June 18, 4:30pm
Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church
3269 North Mountain (N. of Fort Lowell), Tucson AZ
520-292-9151

Join Tucson’s faith communities in this prayer vigil, a gathering to comfort and strengthen the LGBT community in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre.

June 17-19, 2016

Bisbee Pride 2016

Bisbee Pride 2016Come join the Pride celebration Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th in mile high Bisbee, AZ – the coolest town this side of the Mississippi – with fabulous events, performers, parade and more!!
More info at the website or on Facebook.

June 12, 2016

Candelight Vigil

In light of the act of hate and terror in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in US history, targeting members of the LGBT community, a candlelight vigil took place at 8pm, Sunday night, at 522 N 4th Avenue. The gathering began at 7pm in front of IBTs (Tucson’s historic gay bar of 30 years, located at 616 N 4th Ave), and proceeded down the street to 522 N 4th Avenue where a program was held in solidarity and remembrance. Happening during Pride Month, a time of celebration of the diversity of our community, this tragedy takes on even more sadness. However, we affirm that nothing, not violence nor hatred nor terrorism, can stop the gift of love given to all of us. In this vigil, a community comes together in love. Please join us in solidarity.

May 26, June 2 and June 9, 2016

Latona Project: LGBTQ Senior Identity in the Art Museum

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

May 26, June 2 and June 9, 6-9pm

You are invited to participate in this FREE program at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Participants will explore important issues of senior LGBTQ identity through tailored art tours, guest speakers, and an art-making workshop led by artist Eli Burke. Participants of The Latona Project will also have their artworks exhibited at the University of Arizona Museum of Art Summer 2016.

Contact and RSVP: Contact David Romero by phone at (520) 240-8028 or by .

The Latona Project has been made possible by the donors to the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and by donors to the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

June 4, 2016

Treasures for TIHAN

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Treasures for TIHAN Benefit Auction

June 4, 6pm
Tucson Marriott University Park
880 E 2nd St.
Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the door.
To order tickets, call (520) 299-6647 or order online at the TIHAN website

Live and silent auction to benefit the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) with live entertainment and food.

June 3, 2016

Let’s Get Better Together

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

June 3
Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 Resort Dr., Tucson

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. »Learn more on Facebook.