Senior Pride News

Lupe Castillo

Growing up in Tucson’s barrio, Lupe Castillo learned at an early age about the fight for social justice. Even as a child, she was keenly aware of the intense segregation that existed at the time.

Her parents, Carlos and Eliza Castillo, set examples for Lupe and her three brothers and one sister: “My mother was a real fighter for the rights of people and my father took us to labor union meetings.”
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A Children’s Bible by Tucson Author Lydia Millet

Named one of the Top Ten Books of 2020 by the New York Times, Lydia Millet’s Pulitzer Prize winning finalist A Children’s Bible has received enormous attention for creatively tackling climate change in fiction. Self-indulgent adults and their alienated teenagers are pulled into the environmental and societal chaos of a quickly changing world … but not without a final message of possibility and hope.

Senior Pride Book Club:
Lydia Millett, A Children’s Bible
Wednesday, January 20: 2-3:30 pm

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Pandemic Hitting LGBTQ Families Harder

Based on the results of a summer survey by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a recent report finds that LGBTQ households are experiencing greater financial strain, more unemployment, and bigger struggles to balance work and childcare than non-LGBTQ households.
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“Not Another Second”

A new exhibit exploring the joyful being out experiences of 12 older adult LGBTQ+ community members will open in New York next month and then tour the country. Could it come to Tucson?

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Be Your Best Self With Senior Pride!

Tucson’s Poet Laureate, TC Tolbert, expresses gratitude for Senior Pride. S/he is a Senior Pride volunteer and appreciates the organization’s inclusion of all queer and trans folks in all of our efforts.

You can learn more about TigerCakes Tolbert’s poetry and projects here: TC Tolbert.

We can’t be our best self without your generous contribution to our year-end fundraising. If you have already given, we truly appreciate your support.

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

Joins us December 16th to discuss this lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities. Harvey Milk—eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck—was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk’s assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history.
Discussion Moderator: Joyce Bollinger
For Zoom invitation: email info@soazseniorpride.org

Senior Pride Donors Will Match up to $1000 for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is coming up soon! Senior Pride donors are offering to match $1000 of donations made on this special day — a great way to kick off our 2020 Be Your Best Self fundraising campaign.

Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday, December 1 to have your donation matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000. Or give today! Be sure to indicate that your donation is intended for Southern Arizona Senior Pride. Thank you for helping Senior Pride become the best version of itself through your generous contributions!

Giving of Yourself is an Investment in All of Us

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a question we heard so often as kids. But while most of us are at a stage in life where dreams of being a ballet dancer or astronaut have faded, we still want to become, to learn, grow, and belong … to BE.

Most of us also want to be more open-hearted and generous – and there’s nowhere your generosity is more needed and appreciated than Southern Arizona Senior Pride. Whether you give online, send a check, make a legacy gift, volunteer your time, encourage friends to join us, or do several of these things, we need you, and we are grateful for you. Thanks for making a year-end gift to Senior Pride today.
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Give the Gift of Senior Pride

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and an opportunity to support the community organizations that give back to you and those you love. Mark your calendars and donate this year on Giving Tuesday to Southern Arizona Senior Pride.
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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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