Senior Pride News

In the Kitchen Closet

Join Food Network’s Ted Allen on May 5th for a virtual interview of Tucson author John Birdsall about his new biography of James Beard.

16 Black LGBTQ Trailblazers

The celebration of Black LGBTQ experience has been a huge part of Black History Month this year around the country and outside the United States as well.  From James Baldwin to Marsha P. Johnson to Lori Lightfoot, read the profiles of 16 LGBTQ trailblazers courtesy of NBC Out. February is Black History Month and each …

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March Book Club

Join us on March 17 to discuss Joy Williams novel, “The Quick and the Dead.” This Pulitzer Prize finalist tells the story of three misfits who “share an American desert summer of darkly illuminating signs and portents.” Goodreads. Misanthropic Alice is a budding eco-terrorist; Corvus has dedicated herself to mourning; Annabel is desperate to pursue an ordinary …

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Ernestine Eckstein, Social Prophet

It took the researchers at Making Gay History quite a while to track down the identity of Ernestine Eckstein. They had discovered photos of a lone Black woman participating in a protest for gay rights in front of the White House.  But who was she and what was her story?  Find out and hear a …

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Meet the Reverend Dr. Brother Mr. Uncle Gil B Lloyd

Derek Washington is one of Nevada’s most politically influential Democrats and a funny guy. He’s Chairman of the Black Democratic Empowerment Project and a long time LGBTQ activist. LGBTQ Nation just published a piece he wrote about his uncle in celebration of Black History Month. Spoiler Alert: it contains an F-bomb and some stereotyping generalizations …

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February Book Club

John Birdsall’s The Man Who Ate Too Much explores the life of culinary icon James Beard and how his struggles as a closeted gay man directly impacted his creation of an American cuisine during the golden age of home cooking. Acclaimed author John Birdsall has recently relocated to Tucson. Read about his latest book in …

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Outsports Celebrates Black LGBT Sports History

Have you met high school cross country coach Jarrin Williams? How about the NCAA’s first out trans track and field champion, Cece Telfer? Outsports is sharing the story of a history-creating Black LGBT athlete every day of Black History Month.
Read about them here.

Volunteer for Our Community Cares Program

Senior Pride’s Community Cares Program-Tucson provides visits (by telephone these days) to homebound elders 55+ and people with disabilities of any age. We are currently serving a diverse group of 23 recipients. Would you enjoy visiting with someone who is homebound and/or isolated and connecting them to their LGBTQI+ community? We will be offering a …

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Undersung Black LGBTQ VIPs

You may be familiar with some of our LGBTQ Black heroes—Stonewall revolutionary Marsha P. Johnson, or Bayard Rustin who helped organize Martin Luther King Junior’s 1963 March on Washington—but have you seen and heard video clips of them speaking? In celebration of Black History Month 2021, Queerty has assembled a living history lesson. February is Black …

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Chicanas in Resistance

Chicanas have led the fight for justice, nationally and in the southwest. Retired Pima Community College history professor, Lupe Castillo, discusses the women who’ve inspired and motivated key social justice movements. Lupe Castillo is co-founder of the University of Arizona’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). With her life partner Margo Cowan and Isabel Garcia …

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