Lesbian Looks and Southern Arizona Senior Pride present
two short films by the legendary Michelle Citron, LIVES:Visible & LEFTOVERS.
SUN, MAR 18, 2018 / 2-4pm
THE LOFT CINEMA
IN PERSON: Filmmaker MICHELLE CITRON
Dea Brasgalla (left): Steve Hall Award
Laura Alexander (center): Jean Baker Community Ally Award
Miki Odawa (right): Ken Godat Award
March 2017, Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the Tucson Festival of Books presented historian and scholar of LGBT history and literature, Lillian Faderman.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride offers a support group for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer women 18+ years of age who are looking for an accepting space in which to share loss. Meets every Thursday.
April 2017, Southern Arizona Senior Pride screened the classic film “Coming Out under Fire” with director Arthur Dong (far right) in person.
One table at this April 2017 Southern Arizona Senior Pride event displayed photos of Metropolitan Community Church members from their time in service.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and feature interesting speakers!
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August)
February 2016, Southern Arizona Senior Pride screened “Reel in the Closet” with filmmaker Stu Maddox in person (left). At right is Serena Worthington from SAGE.
Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet 3rd Saturday of every month on a drop-in basis to discuss life review, life repair, contribution and mentoring.
Dea Brasgalla is vice-chairperson of Southern Arizona Senior Pride as well as The Roving Reporter for our newsletter, The Senior Forum.
Need help caring for your animal companion? Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW) is a compassionate volunteer organization working toward ensuring that all Pima County companion animals have a loving home and humane care. In addition to a trap/neuter/return program for community cats and a marketing campaign to adopt locally (culminating in a mega adoption event), PAAW has a program to help housebound seniors and disabled individuals get what they need for their pets.
»PAAW on Facebook
The Senior Pride Book Group meets monthly to enjoy books and companionship!
Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
NEXT: Wed, Mar 21, 2-3:30pm
Our April meeting date: April 18
We have decided to select books by LGBTQ authors and the first such choice on February 21 is Everywhere Home by Fenton Johnson, one of the LGBTQ authors to be featured at the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books. Everywhere Home is a collection of essays bearing witness to the possibility of progress—especially in terms of gay rights. Johnson, professor of creative writing in the English Department at the University of Arizona, has written several novels and non-fiction books as well as many essays for publications including Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson
Coordinated by Stephen Higley.
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve.
Join us for a great discussion and companionship!
Coordinated by Stephen Higley.
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve
The next Senior Pride Potluck is March 24, noon-2pm.
Normally, the Southern Arizona Senior Pride Monthly Potluck meets at Cornerstone Fellowship Hall. HOWEVER, Cornerstone Fellowship Hall is still under construction so we cannot meet there on March 24th.
LOCATION FOR THE MARCH 24TH POTLUCK:
Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church
3269 N. Mountain Ave.
North of Ft. Lowell
West of Mountain (building in back)
MCC is graciously hosting us this month.
Questions? Call Lee Roden at 520-398-6826
SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE SUPPORTS MARCH FOR OUR LIVES.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming and it starts now, inspired by and led by the youth who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Refuse to allow one more needless death.
Stand with us on MARCH 24, 2018, 11am-4pm.
Jacome Plaza (Main Library Plaza)
10 West Pennington Street
Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week and the International Transgender Day of Visibility, Harmony Hospice proudly presents GEN SILENT, a documentary film from the award winning Mad Stu Productions, featuring six LGBT older adults as they deal with surviving in a care system that is hostile to their lifestyles.
Arizona Gives Day on April 3, 2018 will inspire 24 hours of giving to benefit local nonprofits and strengthen our community and raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities and state.
Please remember Southern Arizona Senior Pride on April 3! Our passion is to connect LGBTQI elders to one another and community. We counter isolation, sponsor cultural and social programs, promote advocacy and foster communications about services, issues and ideas. Help us grow!
To give to Southern Arizona Senior Pride on AZ Gives Day:
Providing visits and phone calls to homebound LGBTQI+ older people makes us a responsive and caring community. Interrupting isolation improves the health and well-being of our recipients and gives purpose to all of us who volunteer.
–Volunteer with Senior Pride Community Cares Program, Tucson
Senior Pride meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and always feature interesting speakers!
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
NEXT: Tuesday, Apr 10, 2-3pm
Mary Mantia of The Power Up Group
TOPIC: Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Learn about upcoming meeting speakers from our newsletter, The Senior Forum.
More info: Call 520-312-8923 or email us.
TMC has lots of new classes for seniors coming up!
The Holocaust History Center
on the campus of
the Jewish History Museum
564 South Stone Avenue
SEP 1, 2017 to MAY 31, 2018
WED, THU, SAT and SUN: 1-5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
More than 3 million LGBT Americans have taken on the responsibility of being a caregiver to a loved one, according to a recent report from AARP. These two guides are designed to support the LGBT older adult caregiving community:
“Prepare to Care Guide: A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBT Community”
SAGE has partnered with AARP to create this practical tool filled with information, resources, and checklists to help caregivers get organized so they can do what’s best for their loved ones.
“Caregiving in the LGBT Community: A Guide to Engaging and Supporting LGBT Caregivers Through Programming”
This user-friendly publication provides ideas, lessons learned, and best practices for expanding programs to support LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults.
Words of Wisdom, a community event at which LGBTQ senior poets share their work, returned to the University of Arizona Poetry Center on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The poetry reading showcased the voices of longtime members of the LGBTQ community the week of National Coming Out Day…
Curt Stubbs, docent at the UA Poetry Center and organizer of Words of Wisdom, Oct 2017
Are you LGBTQI, 55 or older, homebound or living in a Care Community (independent or assisted living, nursing home, boarding home)? Are you disabled (of any age)? Are you isolated from your LGBTQI Community? Lonely? Senior Pride, in conjunction with the Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) Neighbor Care Alliance, has launched a new effort to help LGBTQI elders who are feeling lonely, isolated and in need of information about services and resources that are safe and welcoming.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride COMMUNITY CARES PROGRAM-TUCSON would like to offer you friendly visits and/or phone calls with trained volunteers who have had a background check. There is no charge to participate in this program.
Interested? Contact the Program Coordinator at
520-351-2724 or by email for an application and home visit.
Pima Council On Aging offers an LGBT-welcoming caregiver support group, which is open to anyone providing care for a person 60 and older, or for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia of any age.
3rd Tuesday of each month
»Find out when we meet next
Pima Council on Aging
8467 E Broadway
No charge, but preregistration is required – call 520-609-1271.
ANNOUNCING Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter’s support group, which offers a forum for LGBTQ caregivers to share feelings, concerns, information and encouragement. Trained facilitators meet with small groups of caregivers who care for people with dementia to share information and experiences, build new skills and offer peer support and ideas.
No cost to attend.
No commitment to come back.
2nd Thursday of each month
(Please note schedule change: only 2nd Thursdays now)
2902 N Geronimo
Social Hall East on Laguna
»Find out when we meet next
More info: (520)322-6601
Tucson joins many other cities across the United States by adding rainbow crosswalks to honor the LGBTQ community and celebrate the city’s diversity. The official unveiling was held on Aug. 8th at 10am in the Creative Ventures parking lot at 522 N. 4th Avenue. The Rainbow Crosswalk Project is a collaboration between Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Speedy Striping and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.
The crosswalks are at the busy intersection of Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street.
City council member Karin Uhlich said she hoped the intersection would be a place to turn when she and others “need a little dose of courage or pride.”
In the night before the unveiling, vandals splattered white paint on the crosswalks; workers were able to clean it off before the ceremony.
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…”
Your generous donations to Southern Arizona Senior Pride keep us flourishing. In the face of snow, sleet, wind and rain, illness, aging, and being marginalized, our volunteers are vital and ambitious. Your support nourishes our commitment and promotes a place for LGBTQI older people in the Tucson Community.
We are an all volunteer organization. We need you in order to continue Senior Pride’s growth and accomplishments. Your donations at this time of year will make a difference in sustaining the progress made bit by bit, building block by building block — for 15 years!