Senior Pride Potluck
Senior Pride Speakers Series, 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Photo from Michelle Citron's film, Lives:Visible
Coming Out Under Fire, Arthur Dong
Southern Arizona Senior Pride in the Tucson Pride march, 9/29/17
LBTQ Women’s Grief Group
Words of Wisdom poets, October 2017
Richard, with one of his paintings
Southern Arizona Senior Pride
Sep-Dec 2018

PCOA Medicare Presentations & Individual Assistance

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers presentations and individual assistance to help you to understand how to enroll for and navigate Medicare. Presentations and counselors are in multiple locations around town.

»See flyer for dates and locations of 2018 presentations as well as individual assistance from October through December 2018.
Dates/times/locations will be changing as of January 2019.


Pima Council on Aging neither sells nor endorses any Medicare plans.
Pima Council on Aging

November 17, 2018

A Final Toast: The 30th Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life

Registration at 5:30pm
Tucson Convention Center-Crystal Ballroom

260 S Church Ave

Over the last 30 years, the event has grown and changed, but the main attraction continues to be the collection of fine artwork on display in the live and silent auction. In addition to art, the auction features holiday items, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Great opportunity to find amazing works of art and great gifts, just as the holiday shopping season begins.

»More info at SAAF website
»Purchase tickets on SAAF website
Contact: Joseué Romero by email or 520-547-6099

Sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

Oct 20-Nov 17, 2018

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop

Have you ever wished for a safe, accepting space where you can share your story, create new art, and make new friends? Casa Libre de Solana, in collaboration with Senior Pride, is offering a FREE 5-week, multi-style writing workshop for LGBTQI older people (55+) in Fall 2018 that culminates in a public reading.

Bring Your Story to Life Workshop
Saturdays, Oct 20-Nov 17, 10am-12:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave and Glenn)

Public Presentation
Sat, Dec 2, 3-7pm
Cans Deli on 4th
340 N 4th Ave

»Get the full scoop!

November 21, 2018

Senior Pride Book Club

The Senior Pride Book Club meets monthly to enjoy books and companionship!

Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
NEXT: WED, NOV 21, 2-3:30pm

Upcoming Book Club Dates and Selections
  • NOV 21:
    • Faeries, Bears and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine by Peter Hennen
      »more about this book

Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson (and Vine)
Coordinated by Stephen Higley
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve

September through November 2018

TMC Events for Seniors

Get informed about health and wellness issues important to seniors, socialize, and access community resources, including: weekly support groups, Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film & Discussion Series, individual consultations, educational presentations by neurologists and other providers, lending library and MUCH MORE.

»Get details, dates and times for events and more in the TMC for Seniors quarterly calendar.

Additional info: check out the TMC for Seniors website, phone 520-324-1960 or email.

November 21, 2018

Colby Olsen LGBTQ+ Community Thanksgiving Dinner

WED, NOV 21, 2-6pm
The Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave
With special performance by the Reveille Men’s Chorus!

Many people in the LGBTQ+ community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply be themselves. Colby Olsen wants to change this. Last year, the Colby Olsen Foundation held their 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the anticipation of providing a space for displaced individuals within the Tucson community, and successfully fed over 200 people. This year 300+ individuals are anticipated!

»View event on Colby Olsen website
»Go to this event on Facebook

November 30-December 2, 2018

Reveille Men’s Chorus Holiday Show: Island of Misfit Toys

FRI, NOV 30, 7:30pm
SAT, DEC 1, 2pm
SAT, DEC 1, 7:30pm
SUN, DEC 2, 2pm

Leo Rich Theater
260 N Church
»More info at the Reveille Men’s Chorus website

Start your holidays with a visit to the island of misfit toys. Join Reveille Men’s Chorus for an adventure of song and dance where you will meet lively misfit toys that help one family realize the beauty and joy of accepting and loving people for who they are. With great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs (plus a few songs that defy categorization), Reveille will help you laugh your way into the holiday season.

December 2, 2018

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop Presentation

After 5 weeks of intense writer workshopping, participants will be presenting a storytelling performance featuring their stories in “Bring Your Story To Life.”

Sunday, December 2nd
CANS Deli and Lounge (340 N 4th Ave)
$5-$15 suggested donation

Anthologies of participant work will be for sale at the event.

»more info at the Casa Libre website

Presented by Casa Libre and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.

December 3, 2018

LGBTQ: A History in Arizona

Himmel Park Library
1035 N. Treat Ave.

Arizona’s history of the LGBTQ community begins long before Arizona was a state with the Native American belief of two-spirits and continues on through to the seismic shift of Marriage Equality. There are some surprises along the way as we talk about artists such as Keith Haring and George Quaintance and the little-known story of Nicolai De Raylan.

Presented by Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian. His passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Shore uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations. This multi-media presentation includes music, video clips, still photos, and Shore’s storytelling magic.

Made possible by Arizona Humanities.

»more info at Himmel Park Library website

Dec 7-9, 2018

Desert Voices Chorus Presents Holiday Memories

Desert Voices Tucson, Fostering Community Through Song

Desert Voices is kicking off its 30th anniversary year, singing songs both familiar and new, reminiscing about holidays past, and raising our voices to celebrate our Tucson LGBTQA community. Come celebrate the holiday season with us!

We’ll also be holding a drawing for our Tuscan vacation raffle at our Sunday concert! You could win a week-long stay for four in an Italian villa, plus $1000 to spend!!

FRI, DEC 7, 7pm /$15
SAT, DEC 8, 7pm /$20
SUN, DEC 9, 3pm /$20
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
3809 E 3rd St

»Go to the Desert Voices website to learn more, buy tickets and buy raffle tickets!

December 11, 2018

Senior Pride Speakers Series

Our series is open to everyone and always features interesting speakers, opportunities for networking and Senior Pride updates.

2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)

NEXT: TUE, DEC 11, 2-3pm
Speaker: Chris Seidman (Executive Director, Unscrewed Theater), who will talk on “Preparing To Be Unprepared – Improv & You”

More info: Call 520-312-8923 or email us.

February 16, 2019

Come Out to Brunch!

Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E River Rd
Hosted by Tucson’s very own, the fabulous Tempest DuJour

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is pleased to be able to host the 2nd Annual Out Brunch as a way to bring together the community to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and to honor leaders who are doing exceptional work for the LGBTQ+ community in Southern Arizona. This engaging community event provides a time to reflect on the great steps that have been taken not only by SAAF, but by the community at large, to build and support the LGBTQ+ community. Out Brunch raises awareness and funds to support the LGBTQ+ initiatives, programs, and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.