Senior Pride Monthly Potluck

Senior Pride Monthly Potluck

4th Saturday of every month, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Hall
2902 N. Geronimo

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Lives:<em>Visible</em> and Leftovers <em>with</em> Michelle Citron!

Lives:Visible and Leftovers with Michelle Citron!

March 18, 2018, Southern Arizona Senior Pride screened “Lives: Visible” and “Leftovers” with filmmaker Michelle Citron in person.

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Lillian Faderman

Lillian Faderman

March 2017, Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the Tucson Festival of Books presented historian and scholar of LGBT history and literature, Lillian Faderman.

»Read about Lillian Faderman’s visit

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

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.

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Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

April 2017, Southern Arizona Senior Pride screened the classic film “Coming Out under Fire” with director Arthur Dong (far right) in person.

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Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

One table at this April 2017 Southern Arizona Senior Pride event displayed photos of Metropolitan Community Church members from their time in service.

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Senior Pride Speakers Series

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)

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OUR LEGACY OUR FUTURE, an LGBTQ Elders and Allies Community Forum

OUR LEGACY OUR FUTURE, an LGBTQ Elders and Allies Community Forum

SAGA tabl-ers at this Southern Arizona Senior Pride special event in February 2016.

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OUR LEGACY OUR FUTURE, an LGBTQ Elders and Allies Community Forum

OUR LEGACY OUR FUTURE, an LGBTQ Elders and Allies Community Forum

Attendees at this Southern Arizona Senior Pride special event in February 2016.

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Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

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.

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Maria Lopez, Southern Arizona Senior Pride Potluck attendee

Maria Lopez, Southern Arizona Senior Pride Potluck attendee

Intergenerational Ice Cream Social

Intergenerational Ice Cream Social

Annual ice cream social with EON youth at the EON Lounge.
Next: July 20, 2018, 5pm (annual event)

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Dea Brasgalla, honored elder involved with Senior Pride since its inception in 2002

Dea Brasgalla, honored elder involved with Senior Pride since its inception in 2002

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Southern Arizona Senior Pride
NEWS
June 2, 20 and 30, 2018

Authors Examine “Queer”, “CIS” and “Bi” in Stonewall Series

A literary lecture series highlights three authors in June. Presented by the Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee, the Stonewall Series asks suggestive questions about queer culture. »See poster

THE FUTURE OF QUEER: A MANIFESTO
Sat, Jun 2, 2-4pm
Fenton Johnson

IS CIS GAY WHITE THE NEW STRAIGHT?
Wed, Jun 20, 6-8pm
Bill Konigsberg

BI IS NOT A BAD WORD
Sat, Jun 30, 2-4pm
Rachel Mindell

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June 7, 2018

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: “Different”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7pm
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

330 E. 7th Street
$10 adults, $7 students
Purchase tickets at the door.

Curated by Tony Paniagua.
Storytellers include: De Anne Dwight (“D”), Terry Filipowicz, Senior Pride’s own Lavina Tomer, Ethel Lee-Miller, Vic Roych, Jamie Salmen, Stephen Hall

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June 12, 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: Tuesday, Jun 12, 2-3pm
Speaker: Chelsea Farrar, UA Museum Curator of Community Engagement
Topic: “When Art Museums Serve Their Community”
Learn about upcoming meeting speakers from our newsletter, The Senior Forum.

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

June 20, 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, Jun 20, 2-3:30pm

Upcoming Book Club Dates and Selections

Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson (and Vine)

Join us for a great discussion and companionship!

Coordinated by Stephen Higley
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve

Senior Pride's New Program Reaches Out to Isolated Elders

Our Community Cares

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.

Community Cares reaches out to isolated LGBTQ EldersSouthern 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.
Referrals encouraged!

»Learn about training for volunteers and more

April 2018

Can’t Afford the Home Medical Equipment That You Need?

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) pays directly for full or partial purchase of new durable home medical equipment for people with a demonstrated need for financial support. All equipment is new and ordered for delivery to approved clients.»read more

Senior Pride in the News

LGBT Senior Poets Share Their Work

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…

»Read full article in the University of Arizona Daily Wildcat

Curt Stubbs, docent at the UA Poetry Center and organizer of Words of Wisdom, Oct 2017
Curt Stubbs, docent at the UA Poetry Center and organizer of Words of Wisdom, Oct 2017

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Announcing New LGBT-Welcoming Caregiver Support Group

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
1-2:30pm
»Find out when we meet next
Pima Council on Aging
Board Room
8467 E Broadway

Tucson, AZ

No charge, but preregistration is required – call 520-609-1271.

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40th Anniversary of Tucson Pride

Senior Pride in the 2017 Parade

Tucson Pride celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the “Pride on Parade” on 4th Avenue, Friday, September 29 – and Southern Arizona Senior Pride was there!

The Rainbow Crosswalk Project

Crosswalk Unveiled

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.

Dec 2017

Annual Appeal to Friends of Senior Pride

Dear Friends:

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!

»Senior Pride’s Building Blocks and 3 Ways to Donate

Dea helps Southern Arizona Senior Pride gather donations