Arts, Culture and Education
We are committed to promoting resources for our LGBTQI+ community that are welcoming and that value equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
Arizona Queer Archives
Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) archive was established through the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. The Archives document and celebrate LGBTQ history by collecting, preserving, and making collections accessible.
Desert Voices is Tucson’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally chorus, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing Arizona beautiful music and to forging a positive and resolute LGBTQA presence in the community. They welcome all voices to attend our rehearsals and come to performances, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, or sexuality. Members are diverse in voice and in background, of gay and straight singers, of all ages and identities.
KXCI Radio: In Our Own Voices
In Our Own Voices offers KXCI listeners a glimpse into the experiences of the various voices that make up Tucson’s LGBTQ+ communities. You’ll hear everything from stories of families, careers, coming out, to traditions, music, and everything in between.
Showcasing cutting edge features, shorts, documentaries, experimental films and new media works not otherwise available to Tucson audiences since 1993. They also screen classic films.
Making Gay History
Since 2016, the podcast series Making Gay History has been bringing the largely hidden history of the LGBTQI+ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.
Old Lesbians Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP)
Collecting the stories of “old lesbians” since 1997, this project documents the unique experiences of women 70+. Personal life stories continue to be added to the collection of more than 400 women’s stories being archived for research purposes at Smith College.
Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee
Dedicated to upholding the Library’s mission and the Library Users Bill of Rights for all customers, this committee creates programs, participates in outreach events., and they review, order and make LGBTQI+ materials available.
Reveille Men’s Chorus
What began in 1995 as a gay men’s community chorus with an array of singers, has grown, into a community institution of seasoned performers focused on building relationships, community and a performance experience.
Nonprofit TLGA (Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance) produces and promotes education, cultural and recreational events for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities in Tucson and supports other local nonprofits. Events include the annual gathering Pride in the Desert and the Pride Parade.
University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies
The Institute brings people and ideas together to conduct LGBTQ+ research, design LGBTQ+ relevant curricula, and develop public LGBTQ+ focused programming.