Senior Pride News

Make Sure Your Voice Counts

Good advice for people who are registered to vote but feel unsafe about voting in person and may be uncertain that the USPS will deliver your “mail-in” ballot to be counted in a timely fashion. Here’s how to request an absentee ballot, find your polling place, vote early and more.

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She is one of my heroes

Senior Pride Executive Director Lavina Tomer reflects on the passing of the renowned and beloved Supreme Court Justice.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg means so much to me as a feminist. She brought discrimination toward women to the forefront for Supreme Court justices. Her brilliant arguments furthered women’s rights then, now and will for future generations of girls and women. Her commitment to LGBT rights and human rights was in line with her understanding and dedication to justice. She is one of my heroes.

5 Takeaways from the Arizona LGBTQ COVID Survey Results

Results are in from the COVID survey of LGBTQ older adults held just a few months ago in Arizona. What should you know to protect yourself and the ones you love for the long haul?

Two local doctors, both dedicated volunteers of Senior Pride, have important insights regarding LGBTQ older adults in Pima County that they want to share with you, your friends, and your family.

Join Dr. Beth Meyerson of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) and the Institute for LGBTQ Studies at UA and Dr. Sally Dodds, retired professor of psychiatry and medicine at UA and affiliate faculty of SIROW.
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October 13, 2:00 pm
Senior Pride Speaker Series
LGBT Aging Successfully: 5 takeaways from the AZ COVID survey

Senior Pride Invents New Ways to Connect and Serve

By Joyce Bolinger, Lavina Tomer and Keith Ashley

Senior Pride is poised for continued growth and program success. Despite the many challenges presented by the COVID health crisis, we wrapped up fiscal year 2019-20 in a position of financial strength with our core programs humming along, newly adapted to their online platforms.
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How Queer Women Powered the Suffrage Movement

100 years ago, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was adopted, giving women the right to vote after decades of struggle on the state and federal levels. For many suffragists, scholars have found, the freedom to choose whom and how they loved was tied deeply to the idea of voting rights.

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Queer the Census

The 2020 Census is underway but only 58% of Arizona, 62% of Pima County and 60% of Tucson have filled out their 2020 Census. The Census determines Arizona’s representation in Congress and $675 billion in federal funds. It can be filled out online at»Read full article