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
Senior Pride presents The Lavender Scare, a film by Josh Howard, Jan 2019.
LBTQ Women’s Grief Group
Words of Wisdom poets, October 2017
Richard, with one of his paintings
Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Senior Pride Support Groups

LGBTQI+ Grief Support Group

Drop-in. No charge. On a bus route.
Every other Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

Weekly drop-in support group (free) for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share their loss. A facilitated, peer support group.
Usually every Thursday, 1:30-3pm

Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month 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.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm

April 2, 2019

Arizona Gives Day 2019

Arizona Gives Day on April 2, 2019 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 2! 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:

  • Go to the SAAF page on the Arizona Gives Day website.
  • Click the DONATE button on that page.
  • On the next page that displays, you will be asked to specify more about your donation. For “Program Designation,” please make sure to choose SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE.

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

February 16, 2019

Congratulations to Robert Bell!

Robert Bell

Senior Pride takes particular pride in congratulating Robert Bell, who, on February 16, 2019, will receive the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Steve Hall Award at their annual Out Brunch.

Robert has been instrumental in the growth of Senior Pride as an organization, since it was part of Wingspan. He has served as chair and co-chair of events presenting films and authors, worked tirelessly to develop funding and resources and provided leadership in countless ways as a member of the Senior Pride Steering Committee. Robert volunteers in many ways including collating the newsletter, tabling at special events and participating in serving meals to LGBTQ youth: illustrations of his modesty and commitment to team work. Like Steve Hall, Robert is willing to take on whatever job needs to be done. »more

April 9, 2019

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, APR 9, 2-3pm
Speakers: Robert Bell, Lavina Tomer
Topic: Coming Out Stories

NEXT after that: MAY 14
Speaker: Marianna Schloss of Casa de la Luz Hospice
Topic: Dispelling the Hospice Myth—The Benefits Available to All

More info: contact us.

April 9, 2019

The Rest I Make Up

Don’t miss the next screening in Lesbian Looks 25th anniversary season!

(Michelle Memran, 2018)

IN PERSON: Michelle Memran
TUE, APR 9, 2019, 7PM
The Loft / FREE

“Everyone always fell in love with her—male and female,” says an ex-lover of María Irene Fornés. After viewing director Michelle Memran’s fascinating documentary about, and love letter to, the charismatic Cuban-born playwright, you’ll be getting in line as well… »more

March 24 / April 14 / April 28, 2019

Senior Pride Offers Salsa Dance Classes

Come out, socialize, exercise and learn salsa with our fun and knowledgeable instructors!

MAR 24 / APR 14 / APR 28

»See flyer
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(Building north of parking lot)
Registration not required
Suggested donation $2-$10
Guests are invited to bring snacks or dishes – water will be provided.
No partner necessary
More info: contact us

April 17, 2019

Senior Pride Book Club

The Senior Pride Book Club meets monthly to enjoy companionship and engage in lively discussion of a wide variety of books! Our group is diverse and welcomes all who share our interest in reading books and talking about them.

Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road
Tucson (and Vine)
»View on Google Maps

Next meeting: APRIL 17
The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Coordinated by Les Tannenbaum
For more info: 520-312-8923 or email

KXCI Gives Voice to Tucson’s LGBTQI+ Community

In Our Own Voices offers KXCI listeners a glimpse into the experiences of the various voices that make up Tucson’s LGBTQ+ communities. You’ll hear everything from stories of families, careers, coming out, to traditions, music, and everything in between. The series is hosted and produced by Dante Celeiro, Grace Gonzales, Tucker Grace, Lola Lai Jong, Jamie A Lee, Kurt B. Reighley, Erin Russ and TC Tolbert, volunteers from Tucson’s LGBTQ+ communities.

Tune in to KXCI 91.3 FM:
Monday: 2:55 PM
Tuesday: 4:55 AM
Weds: 9:55 AM
Friday: 7:55 PM
Saturday: 1:55 AM & 4:55 PM

»Listen to the current segment and learn more

Made possible by a grant from The Alliance Fund LGBTQ+: A Fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

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