April 20, 2017

Revive Civility Tucson

Revive Civility Tucson

Thursday, April 20, 5–7pm
3233 East Speedway Boulevard

Now more than ever, citizens of our country are grappling with how to interact with the “other side.” Our current crisis in polarization is leading to mistrust, anger and alienation. It threatens the very fabric of our democracy.

Tucson is leading the way for the country in showing how civility brings out the best in us and how it transforms the way we live and connect with each other.

Mayor Rothschild has signed a Proclamation declaring May 2017 as Tucson’s Revive Civility Month. The Mayor, in partnership with the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Tucson, Ben’s Bells, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is inviting the community to engage in activities to promote civility throughout Tucson.

Come to The Loft Cinema on Thursday to learn and discuss how we can revive civility together–to make our community a better place to live, and to lead the way for our nation.

April 5 & 6, 2017

Tucson Churches Co-Host GENDER REVOLUTION Screening

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


Gender Revolution / film by Katie Couric and National Geographic

March 7, 2017

Project Visibility Training – You Are Invited!

Tuesday, March 7, 3-4:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
8467 E. Broadway, Tucson
No cost for training.

This training is open to the Senior Pride Community and others who provide services to older adults. Project Visibility’s goal is to help our community’s service providers ensure that older LGBTQ adults receive care and services that are welcoming, informed, and respectful to LGBTQ elders. Senior Pride is a partner for these trainings.

To register or for more info:
Contact Sandy at 520-305-3413 or .

March 3, 2017

Cris Williamson CD Release Show

Fri, Mar 3, 7pm
Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church

3269 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, AZ
Tickets: $27.00 + service charge $1.95 = $28.95
Tickets Available ONLY at Brown Paper Tickets

BUY ONLINE or call: 1-800-838-3006
»Learn more
Cris Williamson

Feb. 27, 2017

When We Rise – Epic Mini Series Premieres

Feb. 27, 2017, 8-10pm CENTRAL TIME
ABC (Tucson KGUN 9)

WHEN WE RISE, written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement–from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

»Learn more and see trailer on the ABC site

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.

»Learn more

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.


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
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
  • 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:

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

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

May 15, 2016

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial May 2016

Sunday, May 15, 6:30pm
Historic Y
300 East University Blvd
Tucson, AZ
FREE – all welcome!

One of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots campaigns for HIV awareness, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries. Our Tucson event will include music, reading of the names of people lost to HIV and AIDS and a candlelighting.

Learn more about this annual event at the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial website…

March 29 through May 3, 2016

A Natural Journey: Living and Dying in the Old Pueblo

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

March 29 through May 3:
Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ

Casa de la Luz Hospice and the Tucson Botanical Gardens have begun a series of free experiential workshops helping the living to engage with the end of life. A Natural Journey: Living and Dying in the Old Pueblo began at the end of March and continues every Tuesday until May 3rd.

Reservations can be made through:
Sally Saunders
Bereavement Program Assistant
Casa de la Luz Hospice
520-544-9890 or

Find out more HERE.

April 28, 2016

Take Back the Night (Recuperemos la Noche) Tucson

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

Thursday, April 28, 5:30-9pm
House of Neighborly Service
1243 W. 33rd St, South Tucson

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event to raise public awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and to support survivors in peaceful vigilance. This year’s event will include live local music, march, rally, resource fair, dance, poetry, and art displays.

Learn more on Facebook.

April 27, 2016

Connections That Count

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

Wednesday, April 27, 5-7:30pm
Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Tucson, AZ

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona honors Martha and Augusto Ortiz and long time local LGBT activist Noel Matkin at its annual event, Connections That Count!

Reception and networking: 5-6:30pm
Program and award presentations: 6:30-7:30pm

RSVP now at Eventbrite.

April 23, 2016

Jell-O Wrestling Benefit Auction and Extravaganza

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

Saturday, April 23
4th Ave and 7th St.
Gates open at 6 pm and wrestling will be from 6:30 to 10:30pm.

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s Jell-O Wrestling Benefit Auction and Extravaganza features teams of wrestlers donned in extraordinary costumes wrestling in a pit of Jell-O. Between matches, Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a panoply of unique items.

The 2016 Jell-O raffle prize is two tickets for Jennifer Lopez in concert at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 8 and a $200 Visa gift card. Tickets are $1 each and no more than 3,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at SAAF.

April 15, 2016

Pima Council on Aging GENERATIONS GALA

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

Friday, April 15, 6pm
Westin La Paloma Resort
3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson

Each year, Pima Council on Aging’s Generations Gala honors a special local family for generations of service to the Tucson community. This year we are pleased to honor the Klaehn-Quilliam Family at our 2016 Generations Gala on Friday, April 15. The event will again be held at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Sponsorships and tickets are available.

Contact: Kimberly Hoidal at (520) 780-0504.

»More info or buy tickets…

April 7, 2016

End of Life Seminar

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

April 7, 9am-noon
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Conference Room
2250 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is offering a special seminar on End-of Life issues. Tani Bahti will speak about the importance of understanding Hospice care. Margi Rhodes will speak about funeral pre-planning issues. There is no cost.


March 25, 2016

Death Discourse Dinner

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

Kristine Bentz
Kristine Bentz

Friday, March 25, 5:30-7pm
Death Discourse Dinner : Contemporary and Non-Traditional Perspectives on End of Life 
YWCA of Southern Arizona
525 N. Bonita Ave.
Sponsored by Southwest Folklife AllianceFree Event (donations for light meal accepted).
Speaker: Kristine Bentz, Interfaith Minister and Hospice Chaplain.
Limited seating, so please RSVP to: Leia Maahs, 520-621-0714 or 520-621-4046 or

March 22, 2016

Tucson Pride Drag Bingo

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

Tuesday, March 22, 7-9pm
Tucson Pride Drag Bingo

with your Host Lady Ashley, Miss Copper City America 2016!
Playground, 278 E. Congress St.

March 20, 2016

HOTT FUNdraiser

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

Sunday, March 20, 1pm
HOTT Annual FUNdraiser

Food, dancing and general fun with Hawaiian theme – featuring Hawaiian shaved ice truck.

Since 2011, Helping Others Thrive Together, (HOTT) has provided goods, services and donations to many organizations, including SAAF, TIHAN, Camp Born This Way, animal welfare organizations, teen pregnancy programs and foster care agencies. Our annual fundraiser is our primary source of contributions for the year. Those who contribute to HOTT, may earmark where they want their donation to go or allow the board to decide based on our written guidelines.

HOTT was started and is currently run by lesbians and focuses to a great extent on the lesbian community, but embraces the entire LGBTQ community, and a little beyond. For more information about HOTT, our March 20th FUNdraiser or to nominate an organization that can benefit from our help, call 520-744-0017.

March 12, 2016

Why a Will?

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

Mimi Petro
Saturday, March 12, 2-4pm
Tucson City Council Ward III Office
1510 East Grant Road

Mimi Petro of the Udall Law Firm presents practical information about estate planning.

RSVP by March 11: Lauren Lederman at 520-547-6119 or .

Sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) and Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN).

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