Senior Pride News

“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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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