Meetings/events may be cancelled or may deviate from dates/times announced below. Double check directly with the relevant organization before you leave the house!
Also, please avoid wearing scented products to meetings, events and gatherings out of respect for our extra sensitive brothers and sisters. Thanks!
Southern Arizona Senior Pride Meetings, Support Groups & More
Senior Pride Speakers Series & General Meeting
Senior Pride meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and always feature interesting speakers.
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
NEXT: Tue, Apr 10, 2-3pm
Mary Mantia of The Power Up Group
TOPIC: Conflict Resolution and Mediation
You can learn about upcoming meeting speakers from our newsletter, The Senior Forum.
More info: 520-312-8923 or email us
Southern Arizona Senior Pride Monthly Potluck
Usually 4th Saturday of every month, noon-2pm
Normally, we meet at Cornerstone Fellowship Hall.
HOWEVER, Cornerstone Fellowship Hall is still under construction so we cannot meet there on March 24th.
Location for March 24th Potluck:
Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church
3269 N. Mountain Ave.
North of Ft. Lowell
West of Mountain (building in back)
MCC is graciously hosting us this month.
NEXT: Sat, Mar 24, noon to 2pm
Questions? Call Lee Roden at 520-398-6826
Alzheimer’s LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group
This Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter support group provides a forum for LGBTQ caregivers to share feelings, concerns, information and encouragement. No cost to attend. No commitment to come back.
2nd Thursday of each month
(Please note schedule change: only 2nd Thursdays now)
2902 N Geronimo
Social Hall East on Laguna
NEXT: Thu, Apr 12, 5:30-6:30pm
More info: (520)322-6601
Dinner with EON Youth
Help to cook and provide a dinner for the EON Youth Program!
Every 3rd month.
NEXT: TBA (last was Fri, June 16, 5pm)
If you would like to cook, help set-up, clean up and/or attend the next EON dinner, contact us by email or by phone: 520-312-8923.
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.
The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders
Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month 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.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
NEXT: Sat, Apr 21, 1-2:30pm
Registration not necessary.
FREE. Just show up!
»See our flyer
For further info: contact Christina Medvescek by email or 520 323 1708 x122.
Intergenerational Ice Cream Social
Annual ice cream social with EON youth at the EON Lounge.
NEXT: TBA (last was Fri, July 28, 2017)
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.
LBTQ Women’s Grief Group
Weekly drop-in support group (free) for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share their loss. A facilitated, peer support group.
Every Thursday, 1:30-3pm
NEXT: Thu, Mar 22, 1:30-3pm
525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
Co-sponsored by YWCA Tucson, Women’s Counseling Network and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.
More info: Email Southern AZ Senior Pride or phone us at 520-312-8923 or Senior Pride on Facebook.
Senior Pride Book Group
We meet monthly to enjoy books and companionship!
Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
NEXT: Wed, Mar 21, 2-3:30pm
Our April meeting date: April 18.
The Senior Pride Book Group has decided to select books by LGBTQ authors and the first such choice on February 21 is Everywhere Home by Fenton Johnson, one of the LGBTQ authors to be featured at the Tucson Festival of Books. Everywhere Home is a collection of essays bearing witness to the possibility of progress—especially in terms of gay rights. Johnson, professor of creative writing in the English Department at the University of Arizona, has written several novels and non-fiction books as well as many essays for publications including Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson
Coordinated by Stephen Higley.
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve.
Other Meetings, Support Groups & More
These are not Southern Arizona Senior Pride sponsored events, but we thought you’d like to know about them!
40s and Better Breakfast Group
A welcoming network of lesbians who meet for breakfast.
3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30-11am
Royal Sun Best Western Restaurant
SW corner of Speedway and Stone
NEXT: Sat, Apr 21, 9:30-11am
More info: Irene Read 520-360-4744
Mah Jong Mondays
Every Monday (except holidays), noon-3pm
Himmel Park Public Library branch
1035 North Treat Ave.
This group is for LGBTQ WOMEN.
»Learn more about the group and get details on upcoming events…
A monthly potluck and social.
First Saturday of the month EXCEPT in November and December when the Men’s Social Network meets on the second Saturday of the month
Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Road
Attendees must be MSN member or male guest.
NEXT: Sat, Apr 7, 6-9pm
»View the Men’s Social Network Calendar of Events
More info: Men’s Social Network website, Lee Roden (520-398-6826)
or Thom Goodrich (520-305-6976)
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change–ARIZONA
The Arizona Chapter of OLOC was established in October 2014. They have regular business meetings in Casa Grande and attend Pride events throughout the state for OLOC visibility. Social activities are planned locally.
Vista Grande Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, AZ
More info: Conni at 623-937-8878 or Conni@oloc.org
Pima Council On Aging (PCOA) offers an LGBT-welcoming caregiver support group, which is open to anyone providing care for a person 60 and older, or for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia of any age.
3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2:30pm
NEXT: Tue, Mar 20, 1-2:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
8467 E Broadway
No charge, but preregistration is required – call 520-609-1271.
PCOA also offers a group in Marana, call 520-609-1271 for more info.
PCOA’s Workshops on Medicare
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers workshops on Medicare.
First and third Wednesday of each month, 2pm
To register: call (520) 546-2011
PFLAG Tucson Support Meeting
First Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm
Ward 6 Office
3202 E. First St.
(PFLAG=Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
NEXT: Wed, Apr 4, 7-8:30pm
More info on the PFLAG website.
TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) offers Poz Café, a monthly lunch for people living with HIV. Poz Cafe is an opportunity for you to get out of the house, take a break, meet other positive people, and enjoy great food! On the third Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm, volunteers from local faith communities provide a fantastic, delicious and nutritious lunch. This is followed by time to “hang out,” chat, participate in a game or two of bingo, enjoy our raffle of fun and useful gifts, and receive a CarePackage.
People living with HIV and one guest (18 or older) are invited. All attending the café are asked to honor the highest standard of confidentiality. To attend Poz Café, please RSVP by the Monday before the lunch by contacting a Link Specialist volunteer by email or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205). Limited transportation is also available for this event. Please call to find out more.
St. Francis in the Foothills Church UMC
Corner of Swan and River roads
Usually the third Thursday of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm
Times and location often change for the November and December POZ Café.
NEXT: Thu, Apr 19, 11:30am-1:30pm
Open to adults living with HIV. Advance registration required.
TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) had been offering vouchers to individuals living with HIV/AIDS (who are also registered with TIHAN) for a free breakfast once a month, courtesy of Mother Hubbard’s Cafe. However, Mother Hubbard’s Cafe has closed. TIHAN is currently seeking a new partner to take on this program.
More info: email or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).
The Pima County Public Library LGBT Services Committee has launched a new book chat/book club! Come be a part of this positively queer reading circle! Join us every other odd month for our book chat as we share our favorite LGBTQ books of all kinds with each other. Grab a snack or coffee beverage at Exo Roast Co and gush about your selected book, then add more to your to-read list as others gush about theirs. Want an assigned book instead? Join us on the even months for Rainbow Reads Book Club!
While this is a queer-themed book club/chat, readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue.
Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 pm
(even months: book CLUB/odd months: book CHAT)
Exo Roast Co
403 N 6th Ave
(6th Ave and 7th St.)
NEXT Book CHAT: Sunday, May 20, 1-3pm
NEXT Book CLUB: Sunday, Apr 15, 1-3pm
The Rainbow Reads April 15th book selection is: The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
Monthly business and social meeting, events and news announcements, guest speakers, and general check-in. Allies, friends, and family members welcome. A great starting place for first-timers and visitors!
First Monday of the month, 7-9pm, including holidays
NEW Location: Studio One, 197 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
NEXT: Mon, Apr 2, 7-9pm
More info: Email or call 520-477-7096
Get informed about health and wellness issues important to seniors, socialize, and access community resources, including: weekly support groups, Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film & Discussion Series, individual consultations, educational presentations by neurologists and other providers, lending library and MUCH MORE.
NEW TIME AND LOCATION!
Every other month on the 3rd Thursday of that month, 6pm
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S Euclid, Tucson
Meetings are open to the public.
NEXT DATE: Thu, Apr 19, 6pm
Adam Ragan and John Peter Wilhite are the new co-chairs.
More info including meeting agenda on the Commission’s website.
For further info, call the City Clerk’s Office at (520) 791-4213.
Tucson Frontrunners is a walking/running group comprised of LGBT folks, their family and friends, and straight allies. We have members of all abilities and ages.
More info: email or visit Tucson FrontRunners on Facebook
Two Spirit of Tucson
Second Tuesday of each month
160 N. Stone Ave.
NEXT: Tue, Apr 10, 3:30-5:30pm
Call to confirm meeting dates/times:
Marlene F. Jose (520) 884-7131, ext 234.