In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left lashed to a fence to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes. As Laramie braced for the trials of Matthew’s killers, filmmaker and UA professor Beverly Seckinger returned to her hometown to see how his murder was transforming the site of her own closeted adolescence—and document the town’s anguish in her moving film, LARAMIE INSIDE OUT. Along the way, Seckinger confronts “God-hates-fags” Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all LGBTQ people to hell.
A screening of Seckinger’s 2004 documentary, LARAMIE INSIDE OUT, is programmed in conjunction with the UA Presents performance of the oratorio CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, a Grammy-nominated three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson.
You and a guest are invited to a free screening of the Academy Award winning film IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.
MON, APR 15
Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12
Tickets are FREE but registration is REQUIRED: »FULL info, get tickets
From Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970’s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé Fonny have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream in this lush, moving, dramatic film.
TUE, APR 9, 7PM
The Loft / FREE
3233 E Speedway Blvd
“Everyone always fell in love with her—male and female,” says an ex-lover of María Irene Fornés. After viewing director Michelle Memran’s fascinating documentary about, and love letter to, the charismatic Cuban-born playwright, you’ll be getting in line as well… »more
After the prelude to the Lesbian Looks Spring 2019 season as co-sponsor of The Lavender Scare on January 20, LL is ready for the grand premiere of its 25th season! Come out and watch!
TUE FEB 26, 7pm, FREE
Loft Cinema Dykes, Camera, Action! (Caroline Berler, 2018) Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yvonne Welbon, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.
SAT, FEB 16
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd
Hosted by Tucson’s very own, the fabulous Tempest DuJour
The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is pleased to be able to host the 2nd Annual Out Brunch as a way to bring together the community to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and to honor leaders who are doing exceptional work for the LGBTQ+ community in Southern Arizona. This engaging community event provides a time to reflect on the great steps that have been taken not only by SAAF, but by the community at large, to build and support the LGBTQ+ community. Out Brunch raises awareness and funds to support the LGBTQ+ initiatives, programs, and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation… »read about the 2019 Out Brunch awardees
FEB 5, 10am-4pm
UA Cancer Center »See flyer
The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group presents the first UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair. Keynote speakers and distinguished presenters will be presenting on research and resources that is available for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. There will also be several breakout sessions with presentations from community partners, a poster session, and a community fair throughout the day.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to attend any or all sessions! We encourage all to attend the poster sessions during lunch and /or the community fair and networking sessions.
Desert Voices is kicking off its 30th anniversary year, singing songs both familiar and new, reminiscing about holidays past, and raising our voices to celebrate our Tucson LGBTQA community. Come celebrate the holiday season with us!
We’ll also be holding a drawing for our Tuscan vacation raffle at our Sunday concert! You could win a week-long stay for four in an Italian villa, plus $1000 to spend!!
FRI, DEC 7, 7pm /$15
SAT, DEC 8, 7pm /$20
SUN, DEC 9, 3pm /$20
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
3809 E 3rd St
MON, DEC 3
Himmel Park Library
1035 N. Treat Ave.
Arizona’s history of the LGBTQ community begins long before Arizona was a state with the Native American belief of two-spirits and continues on through to the seismic shift of Marriage Equality. There are some surprises along the way as we talk about artists such as Keith Haring and George Quaintance and the little-known story of Nicolai De Raylan.
Presented by Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian. His passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Shore uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations. This multi-media presentation includes music, video clips, still photos, and Shore’s storytelling magic.
Start your holidays with a visit to the island of misfit toys. Join Reveille Men’s Chorus for an adventure of song and dance where you will meet lively misfit toys that help one family realize the beauty and joy of accepting and loving people for who they are. With great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs (plus a few songs that defy categorization), Reveille will help you laugh your way into the holiday season.
WED, NOV 21, 2-6pm The Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave
With special performance by the Reveille Men’s Chorus!
Many people in the LGBTQ+ community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply be themselves. Colby Olsen wants to change this. Last year, the Colby Olsen Foundation held their 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the anticipation of providing a space for displaced individuals within the Tucson community, and successfully fed over 200 people. This year 300+ individuals are anticipated!
SAT, NOV 17
Registration at 5:30pm
Tucson Convention Center-Crystal Ballroom
260 S Church Ave
Over the last 30 years, the event has grown and changed, but the main attraction continues to be the collection of fine artwork on display in the live and silent auction. In addition to art, the auction features holiday items, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Great opportunity to find amazing works of art and great gifts, just as the holiday shopping season begins.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA) is partnering with the University of Arizona Division of Art and Visual Culture Education to bring you Stay Gold. This 8-week intergenerational arts program invites LGBTQIA+ individuals age 13-99 into the museum space to connect and create through current themes explored in contemporary art. Stay Gold is aimed at creating an equitable and inclusive environment that fosters deeper connections within the LGBTQIA+ community by bringing youth and seniors together to make art.
Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13
265 S. Church Ave
When a Filipina trans woman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. A modern David and Goliath story, CALL HER GANDA fuses personal tragedy, human rights activism and the little-known history, and complex aftermath, of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, forging a visually daring and profoundly humanistic geopolitical investigative exposé.
Tucson Pride is pleased and honored to announce the return of Pride in the Desert! After celebrating the milestone of 40 years last September, we are excited this year to announce a fresh new direction for Tucson Pride, our community, and the power of unity in fueling positive change. The goal of this event is to offer a fun and safe space for all facets of the LGBTQIA+ family to gather and be themselves. The festival has over 50 retail, non-profit & food vendors plus community resources. A variety of entertainers, local artists and headlining acts will be performing.
THU, SEP 27, 7-8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Light reception follow service
Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ
122 N Craycroft
Hosted by: Multi-Faith PRIDE Inclusion Project and Colby Olsen Foundation
Please join us in celebrating our pride in a spiritually inclusive setting. We’re celebrating 10 years of affirmation, diversity, and love! Guest Speakers include Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Kelly Fryer (Lutheran Minister), nationally acclaimed queer theology author Justin-Sabia-Tanis, and Noreen Olsen, founder of the Colby Olsen Foundation.
MON, NOV 5, 3-4:30pm
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
8467 E. Broadway Blvd
FREE / RSVP required by OCT 29 »Flyer
If you would like CEUs (continuing education units) for this training, as a Nursing Care Institution Administrator or Assisted Living Facility Manager, be sure to indicate that when you RSVP.
Project Visibility is training to help service providers and individuals become more informed, sensitive to and supportive of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender older adults and their families… »Read full post
Arizona Public Media celebrates Pride Month this June with programming that explores the LGBTQ experience in the U.S. and around the world. Enjoy a special collection of films, series and short stories on PBS 6 and PBS 6 PLUS that explores the LGBTQ experience in the United States and around the world.
The Stonewall literary lecture series highlights three authors and asks suggestive questions about queer culture. Presented by the Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee.
June 2, Fenton Johnson considered what the LGBT movement has lost as it becomes more mainstream in “The Future of Queer: a Manifesto.” June 20, Bill Kongisberg discussed being a young adult author writing for LGBTQ youth as massive cultural shifts take place in “Is CIS Gay White the New Straight?”
Saturday, June 30, 2-4pm
Rachel Mindell will give her talk BI IS NOT A BAD WORD, in which she will facilitate a discussion about bisexuality in terms of historical representation, literature, visibility and erasure, stereotypes and stigma, and queer nomenclature. Mindell is a poet and author who works for Submittable and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Senior Pride is honored to have been a sponsor for the Pima Council on Aging GALA, May 18, 2018. The GALA celebrated the 50th anniversary of PCOA and was attended by over 500 people. Senior Pride and LGBT older people were acknowledged and visible.
Thank you to Robert Bell, PCOA Board Chair, and Tom Buchanan, long time Senior Pride supporters, for making the $5000 PCOA sponsorship possible. Their generosity and commitment to our mission are inspiring, outstanding and greatly appreciated.
Celebrating music that spans the generations from the 60s to today, Reveille Men’s Chorus combines singing, comedy, drama, dance (and an occasional man in a dress) to explore parenthood, aging, immigration and gender.
Sat. May 19th – 7:30 pm
Sun. May 20th – 2:00 pm
Temple of Music & Art
330 S. Scott, Tucson
Early-bird tickets (online or from a Chorus Member): $20
Purchase your tickets online until Friday for $20. We WILL have tickets at the door, but they cost $25 if you wait till the day of the show.
Arizona Queer Archives presents a community screening of the documentary JAY.
THU, MAY 3, 2018, 7-9pm
3233 E. Speedway
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
JAY is a documentary about spirituality, reality, perception and, ultimately perseverance and hope. JAY is a glimpse into the extraordinary and complex life of an abstract Tucson artist with an even more abstract life. Jay Kyle Petersen is a painter. He was also born intersex and raised female in rural 1950s Minnesota.
Directed by Nickolas Duarte. A Crown Chimp production. 22mins.
Official Selection of the 2017 St. Louis International Film Festival
Followed by Q & A with:
Jay Kyle Petersen
Father Tom Picton
Christina Laukaitis, MD/PhD
Nick Duarte, filmmaker
Jamie A. Lee PhD, Project Director, Arizona Queer Archives
Have you had your advance care planning conversation but need help with the next step? Want to get started on your advance care plans but stumped about how to start? National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2018, and Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is celebrating by offering THREE opportunities, on April 16, 17 and 18, when you can participate in their highly motivating and informative Advance Care Planning workshop: Meet and Complete!
Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week and the International Transgender Day of Visibility, Harmony Hospice proudly presents GEN SILENT, a documentary film from the award winning Mad Stu Productions, featuring six LGBT older adults as they deal with surviving in a care system that is hostile to their lifestyles.
Sat, Mar 31, 2018, 2–4pm THE LOFT CINEMA
3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Suggested donation: $10 (benefits Southern Arizona Senior Pride!)
Limited seating! »READ MORE!
SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE SUPPORTS MARCH FOR OUR LIVES.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming and it starts now, inspired by and led by the youth who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Refuse to allow one more needless death.
Stand with us on MARCH 24, 2018, 11am-4pm.
Jacome Plaza (Main Library Plaza)
10 West Pennington Street
Tucson, AZ »MAP
Come to Tucson’s premiere LGBTQ chorus’ annual fundraiser cabaret, with hors d’oeuvres and libations and silent/live auction!
Do you hate singing alone? So do we! Join us for a night of duets between friends, lovers and family as we celebrate the importance of relationships with Desert Voices. From laughing to crying, we will sing through the evening.
With hostess Lucinda Holliday
Catered by Feast Cash bar and complimentary beer/wine
Adults only/under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
Senior Pride is delighted to be one of over a dozen LGBTQI+ organizations and groups coming together next Friday for a big holiday party at The Rialto Theatre:
December 15, 5-9pm
The Rialto Theatre
318 East Congress Street
Produced by G3 and Pete King in association with The Rialto Theatre Foundation.
FRUITCAKE is a FREE holiday event for the entire LGBTQI+ Community and their friends, family and allies. All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, orientation or identity.
The theatre and alley will be lit up and decorated. There will be cookies for kids and adult beverages served at multiple no-host bars, plus music and entertainment. Festive attire is encouraged (business casual or fancy dress, ugly sweaters, sexy elf, Santa’s helper…).
We hope you will join us!
This is a great opportunity for our community to mingle and celebrate together. Please help spread the word by sharing this event with friends on Facebook.
Speakers, panelists, group discussions and valuable educational resources help address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ caregivers and clarify ways to get the support that’s needed. Hosted by AARP Arizona and Pima Council on Aging.
Wed, Nov 1, 1–4pm
Donna R. Liggins Center
2160 North 6th Ave, Tucson
You are a solo senior if you have no family as you approach/face/deal with aging and end of life AND you are invited to attend the Solo Senior Gathering & Luncheon!
Thu, Oct 26
Tohono Chul Park
We the solo seniors will gather informally over lunch on October 26th and share our recollections, questions, cultural traditions, concerns and other experience around end of life, grief, mourning and death.
Sponsored by the Elder Circle program of the Center for Community Dialogue and the Southwest Folklife Alliance.
The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
For more info and to register: contact Catherine Tornbom at 520.323.1708 x121 or email.
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…
Tucson Pride celebrates its 40th Anniversary this month with the “Pride on Parade” on 4th Avenue, Friday, September 29. An after party follows with live music and entertainment.
“Pride in the Desert” is on Saturday, September 30, noon-9pm.
Reid Park, 100 Country Club Road
Entertainment in the park includes Berlin, featuring Terri Nunn, DJ Kash, David Hernandez and Fly by Midnight, hosted by Bunny Fufu and Tori Steele.
Pride in the Desert attracts more the 4,000 participants each year. Highlights of the festival are local, regional, and national entertainers performing live on the main stage as well as several small stages and dance areas featuring drag shows and other live entertainment. In addition to the multitude of entertainment venues, Pride in the Desert features commercial and non-profit exhibitors, a food court and interactive displays and activities.
Tickets online and at the gate are $15 for general admission and students, seniors and military for $12. Groups may be discounted 10%.
summerpride is a week of LGBTI community events here in Tucson, which include The Parade and days of festival events. We celebrate the liberation and equality that was ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride salutes the 2017 honorees of Wingspan awards, given by SAAF at their annualOut Brunch (this year on June 10) for outstanding contributions to Southern Arizona’s LGBTQI community.
Dea Brasgalla receives the Steve Hall Award for volunteer contributions.
Miki Odawa receives the Ken Godat Award recognizing extraordinary long-term contributions.
Laura Alexander is honored by the Jean Baker Community Ally Award.
This FREE workshop meets for two and a half hours once a week for six weeks, in a group of 10 to 16 participants who will each receive a FREE book.
Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 2-4:30pm
The Place at Broadway East
6199 East Broadway
This interactive program was developed by Stanford University to help adults and caregivers gain the skills needed to manage ongoing health conditions, but can also be very helpful to those that just want to make healthy lifestyle changes. Through group interaction, goal setting, and action planning, participants learn many ways to take control of their own health. »MORE
6th ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON LGBTQ INTEGRATED HEALTH Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 Resort Dr., Tucson, AZ
Let’s Get Better Together is an annual statewide conference hosted by the LGBTQ Coalition of Southern Arizona that focuses on the improvement of education, resources and understanding of health providers serving the LGBTQ community.
More info coming soon on the new Let’s Get Better Together website!
Trump Administration Rolls Back Data Collection on LGBT Elders
Last month, SAGE raised the alarm when the Trump administration moved to erase LGBT elders from a government aging survey. The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is used to determine what services will be provided to older Americans in need. If this important survey stops gathering information about LGBT elders, our needs won’t be represented.
All across the United States this April, YWCAs, many other organizations and private individuals are hosting events in support of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism. This is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. »Find a Stand anywhere in the U.S.
In Tucson, Our Family Center for Community Dialogue is hosting Stand Against Racism Dialogue, a brown bag lunch discussion: Fri, April 28, noon-1pm
Our Family Services
3830 E. Bellevue St, Tucson, AZ
FREE »RSVP now!
One week from today, people all around the country will gather to mark Donald Trump’s 100th day in office by marching in the Peoples Climate Movement. Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone. Whether it is in Washington, DC or at one of the hundreds of sister marches around the country, please join the march on April 29th to stand up for our communities and climate.
Friday, Apr 28, 7pm at Antigone Books, Franci McMahon will discuss her new lesbian mystery, The Impasse (Bold Strokes, $18.95).
McMahon incorporates firsthand knowledge of ranching in the West in this gripping story about Miles, a Montana ranching woman, who jumps at the chance to lead a group of women on a wilderness expedition, in hopes that it might help her move on from grief. The pack trip leads them deep into an isolated area, where exhilarating adventure rapidly morphs into perilous challenge… »READ MORE
Thursday, April 20, 5–7pm
THE LOFT CINEMA
3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Now more than ever, citizens of our country are grappling with how to interact with the “other side.” Our current crisis in polarization is leading to mistrust, anger and alienation. It threatens the very fabric of our democracy.
Tucson is leading the way for the country in showing how civility brings out the best in us and how it transforms the way we live and connect with each other.
Mayor Rothschild has signed a Proclamation declaring May 2017 as Tucson’s Revive Civility Month. The Mayor, in partnership with the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Tucson, Ben’s Bells, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is inviting the community to engage in activities to promote civility throughout Tucson.
Come to The Loft Cinema on Thursday to learn and discuss how we can revive civility together–to make our community a better place to live, and to lead the way for our nation.
GENDER REVOLUTION is a two-hour documentary released in conjunction with the National Geographic‘s January issue of same name, which made history by featuring a 9-year-old transgender girl on its cover. Produced by Katie Couric, National Geographic and World of Wonder Studios, GENDER REVOLUTION is a nuanced, complex and tender film that looks at the way gender shapes our lives and experiences and the ongoing cultural conversation surrounding the spectrum of gender identity.
Six Tucson congregations have joined to screen this documentary on two consecutive evenings:
Wed, Apr 5, 6pm @ Rincon UCC
Thu, Apr 6, 6:30pm @ St. Francis in the Foothills UMC
Tuesday, March 7, 3-4:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
8467 E. Broadway, Tucson
No cost for training.
This training is open to the Senior Pride Community and others who provide services to older adults. Project Visibility’s goal is to help our community’s service providers ensure that older LGBTQ adults receive care and services that are welcoming, informed, and respectful to LGBTQ elders. Senior Pride is a partner for these trainings.
Fri, Mar 3, 7pm
Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church
3269 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, AZ Tickets: $27.00 + service charge $1.95 = $28.95
Tickets Available ONLY at Brown Paper Tickets BUY ONLINE or call: 1-800-838-3006
SEATING IS LIMITED!! »Learn more
Feb. 27, 2017, 8-10pm CENTRAL TIME
ABC (Tucson KGUN 9)
WHEN WE RISE, written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement–from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.
Join the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and the Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force to learn about transgender people, the issues they face and how to support them in the fight for respect and equal rights.
PFLAG Tucson’s 2017 Celebration of Love will be TONIGHTWednesday, February 1, at 7pm at the Ward VI City Council Office at 3202 E. 1st Street. Please join PFLAG in honoring Tucson’s LGBT couples and their wonderful relationships. This year’s celebration will feature a special presentation of the relationship of Mick Meader and Richard Holmes, long-time PFLAG supporters. PFLAG will have photos and readings about them. PFLAG will provide refreshments. While PFLAG has asked for RSVPs, please feel free to come without one. RSVP by email or phone: 520-360-3795.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, thousands of women and allies will rally in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. Satellite marches are also being planned in cities all around the U.S. In TUCSON, groups will meet at 10am at Armory Park to march to the Joel Valdez Main Library for a rally. »GET MORE INFO
Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month (every 3rd Saturday) on a drop-in basis to discuss important topics and share stories. Each Elder Circle focuses on one of four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution and mentoring. The facilitator is trained and culturally responsive. Join us Sat, Jan 21, 1-2:30pm, at Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall! »More info…
Celebrate and acknowledge World AIDS Day in Tucson by coming to our block party in the Lost Barrio on Thursday, Dec 1st. This event will feature arts and crafts, music and dance performances and community members speaking about their experiences living with and impacted by HIV.
Fri-Sat, Oct 14 and 15
La Pilita Cultural Center
420 S. Main Ave.
QTPOCFEST (Queer and/or Trans People of Color Festival) is a free festival that celebrates LGBTQIA+ People of Color. It was created to foster a safe and loving/affirming space for people of color with varying expressions of gender, sex, sexuality and culture. QTPOCFest features local artists, installations, galleries, vendors, community workshops, light food and a mix and mingle. In bringing together our identities and cultural herstories, histories and theirstories, we reclaim our narratives against the systems that marginalize our experiences.
October 14 5-9pm
QTPOC Mix and Mingle
Closed event – QTPOC (Queer and/or Trans People of Color) only
Workshops (there will be two sessions with up to 3 workshops offered at a time. These will range from writing workshops, skillshares and knowledge sharing and possible demonstrations)
Art performances (we will have both an indoor and outdoor stage which will include music, spoken word, film and a gallery of visual art)
Thurs., Sept 29, 6:30-8pm
Fox Tucson Theater
Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona present Community Interactive: Stories from the Border, a live interactive event featuring a panel of respected and accomplished journalists from Mexico and the U.S. Sponsored by the Community Investment Corporation.
THURSDAY, SEP 29, 7pm / FREE The Loft Cinema Post-screening Q&A with legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer.
Lesbian Looks opens its 23rd annual season with Barbara Hammer’s 2015 lyrical documentary Welcome To This House(2015). The film explores the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)–her life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the US, Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide "missing documents" of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant, with the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara. » MORE…
Monday, Sept 12, 2016, 6pm
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Join AARP Arizona for a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of DESERT MIGRATION.
After losing friends, jobs and health to HIV/AIDS, many men were forced to create new lives, in new places that were more suited to their financial and physical needs. A large number of them migrated to Palm Springs, where a large gay population and health services already existed.
Intergenerational art work expressing LGBTQI identity, Mapping Q (by youth) and The Latona Project (by elders) is on display at the University of Arizona Art Museum (UAMA) through July 31st.
Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth ages 13-23 to explore representations of self within art, museums, and the wider community. The work created by the youth is being displayed this year across three venues: exhibitions at The UAMA and The Tucson Museum of Art and a video screening at MOCA.
At UAMA, Mapping Q is joined by The Latona Project, artistic expressions of identity, memory and hopes by LGBTQI seniors. Older adults participating in The Latona Project have enjoyed discussions by artists and art educators who then proceed to make their own art works guided by the metaphor of a hope chest, making use of an ancient practice.
Come to the UAMA this summer and see the diverse collection of “hope chest” boxes created by older adults, as well as youth’s mapping of Q!
Come join the Pride celebration Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th in mile high Bisbee, AZ – the coolest town this side of the Mississippi – with fabulous events, performers, parade and more!!
More info at the website or on Facebook.
In light of the act of hate and terror in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in US history, targeting members of the LGBT community, a candlelight vigil took place at 8pm, Sunday night, at 522 N 4th Avenue. The gathering began at 7pm in front of IBTs (Tucson’s historic gay bar of 30 years, located at 616 N 4th Ave), and proceeded down the street to 522 N 4th Avenue where a program was held in solidarity and remembrance. Happening during Pride Month, a time of celebration of the diversity of our community, this tragedy takes on even more sadness. However, we affirm that nothing, not violence nor hatred nor terrorism, can stop the gift of love given to all of us. In this vigil, a community comes together in love. Please join us in solidarity.
You are invited to participate in this FREE program at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Participants will explore important issues of senior LGBTQ identity through tailored art tours, guest speakers, and an art-making workshop led by artist Eli Burke. Participants of The Latona Project will also have their artworks exhibited at the University of Arizona Museum of Art Summer 2016.
Contact and RSVP: Contact David Romero by phone at (520) 240-8028 or by email.
The Latona Project has been made possible by the donors to the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and by donors to the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.
Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 Resort Dr., Tucson
Let’s Get Better Together is an annual statewide conference hosted by the LGBTQ Coalition of Southern Arizona that focuses on the improvement of education, resources and understanding of health providers serving the LGBTQ community. »Learn more on Facebook.
Sunday, May 15, 6:30pm
300 East University Blvd
FREE – all welcome!
One of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots campaigns for HIV awareness, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries. Our Tucson event will include music, reading of the names of people lost to HIV and AIDS and a candlelighting.
March 29 through May 3:
Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N Alvernon Way
Casa de la Luz Hospice and the Tucson Botanical Gardens have begun a series of free experiential workshops helping the living to engage with the end of life. A Natural Journey: Living and Dying in the Old Pueblo began at the end of March and continues every Tuesday until May 3rd.
Reservations can be made through:
Bereavement Program Assistant
Casa de la Luz Hospice
520-544-9890 or email Sally
Thursday, April 28, 5:30-9pm
House of Neighborly Service
1243 W. 33rd St, South Tucson
Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event to raise public awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and to support survivors in peaceful vigilance. This year’s event will include live local music, march, rally, resource fair, dance, poetry, and art displays.
Saturday, April 23
4th Ave and 7th St.
Gates open at 6 pm and wrestling will be from 6:30 to 10:30pm.
The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s Jell-O Wrestling Benefit Auction and Extravaganza features teams of wrestlers donned in extraordinary costumes wrestling in a pit of Jell-O. Between matches, Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a panoply of unique items.
The 2016 Jell-O raffle prize is two tickets for Jennifer Lopez in concert at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 8 and a $200 Visa gift card. Tickets are $1 each and no more than 3,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at SAAF.
Friday, April 15, 6pm
Westin La Paloma Resort
3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson
Each year, Pima Council on Aging’s Generations Gala honors a special local family for generations of service to the Tucson community. This year we are pleased to honor the Klaehn-Quilliam Family at our 2016 Generations Gala on Friday, April 15. The event will again be held at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Sponsorships and tickets are available.
April 7, 9am-noon
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
2250 E. Broadway Blvd
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is offering a special seminar on End-of Life issues. Tani Bahti will speak about the importance of understanding Hospice care. Margi Rhodes will speak about funeral pre-planning issues. There is no cost.
Friday, March 25, 5:30-7pm Death Discourse Dinner : Contemporary and Non-Traditional Perspectives on End of Life
YWCA of Southern Arizona
525 N. Bonita Ave.
Sponsored by Southwest Folklife AllianceFree Event (donations for light meal accepted).
Speaker: Kristine Bentz, Interfaith Minister and Hospice Chaplain.
Limited seating, so please RSVP to: Leia Maahs, 520-621-0714 or 520-621-4046 or email Leia
Sunday, March 20, 1pm
HOTT Annual FUNdraiser
Food, dancing and general fun with Hawaiian theme – featuring Hawaiian shaved ice truck.
Since 2011, Helping Others Thrive Together, (HOTT) has provided goods, services and donations to many organizations, including SAAF, TIHAN, Camp Born This Way, animal welfare organizations, teen pregnancy programs and foster care agencies. Our annual fundraiser is our primary source of contributions for the year. Those who contribute to HOTT, may earmark where they want their donation to go or allow the board to decide based on our written guidelines.
HOTT was started and is currently run by lesbians and focuses to a great extent on the lesbian community, but embraces the entire LGBTQ community, and a little beyond. For more information about HOTT, our March 20th FUNdraiser or to nominate an organization that can benefit from our help, call 520-744-0017.