Southern Arizona Senior Pride in the News

Press about Southern Arizona Senior Pride or our events.

Memorable moments on the screen: a peek into the Loft Cinema’s Lesbian Looks film and video series

March 16, 2018

Lesbian Looks Film and Video Series returns to the Loft Cinema this Sunday for its 24th year of celebrating film created by and featuring stories from the lesbian community. Presented by the Institute for LGBT Studies and co-sponsored by various groups from the UA campus and the greater community of Tucson, the festival will be screening two short films by renowned filmmaker Michelle Citron…
»Read full article in the University of Arizona Daily Wildcat

Lesbian lives revealed in free screening at Loft March 18

March 15, 2018

Not so long ago, lesbians and gays had to pretend they were something they were not. But when they could be themselves, they had rich lives, often captured in photographs. Those kinds of photographs are thefoundation of filmmaker Michelle Citron’s two documentaries, “Lives: Visible” and “Leftovers,” both of which will be screened at The Loft Cinema on Sunday, March 18…
»Read full article in the Arizona Daily Star

Stories of LGBTQ Veterans and Filmmaker Arthur Dong in Person

Pima Council on Aging: Never Too Late
(Never Too Late is a PCOA members only newsletter)
April 2017, page 10

Arthur DongApril 2 from 2-4 pm Senior Pride presents Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBTQ Veterans, World War II to Now, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd. “Meet and Greet” for networking and resources at 1 pm. No admission.

Nationally celebrated documentary filmmaker Arthur Dong in person will screen his classic documentary about LGBT soldiers during World War II, Coming Out Under Fire, and discuss issues raised in the film.

Following Dong, Robert Bell, event chair, will introduce Erin Russ, Southern Arizona Gender Alliance Director of Programs, and Jennifer Dane, of the American Military Partner Association. LGBT veterans will relate moving stories of serving before, during and after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Arthur Dong’s appearance is made possible through a collaboration between the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.

Academy Award-Nominated independent producer for Stories Of LGBTQ Veterans and Filmmaker Arthur Dong In Person “Licensed to Kill,” Arthur Dong has received many awards. More information about Dong is posted on the Southern Arizona Senior Pride site. This event is made possible thanks to the LGBT&S Alliance Fund and Senior Pride donors. PCOA is also a sponsor.

Tucson is Nation’s Largest Book Festival: LGBTQ Issues

Arizona Daily Star
February 5, 2017

Tucson's is Nation's Third Largest Book Festival, AZ Daily Star, Feb 5, 2017Tucson’s well attended Tucson Book Festival features panels and presentations on LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (and/or questioning) issues. Among the lineup: Lillian Faderman, internationally known scholar on LGBT and ethnic history and literature, is the author of “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” her authoritative work on the LGBT civil right movement. Southern Arizona Senior Pride is bringing her to the festival. »View newspaper clipping

Topical Threads at the Tucson Festival of Books: LGBTQ Issues
February 3, 2017

More coverage of Southern Arizona Senior Pride-sponsored author Lillian Faderman with panelists Jim Obergefell and Amy Ellis Nutt.
»Go to article (then scroll down to “LGBTQ Issues”)

LGBT Seniors Face Issues That Others Don’t by Kathy Allen

Arizona Daily Star
February 7, 2016

A moving account of issues faced by LGBT Seniors considering professional care options. Includes interviews with seniors and SAGE expert and list of resources.”It’s important that we get people trained and understanding us before we need it… When I’m at my most vulnerable is not the time I want to educate someone.” »Read article

‘Reel in the Closet’ to be screened at community forum

Arizona Daily Star
February 2016

“It’s a very moving experience to see the films; it’s an uncovered part of our history. … We only saw people going into paddy wagons; we didn’t see the happiness that was possible.” »Read article

Reel in the Closet

Tucson Weekly
February 2016

Stu Maddux’s film shows rich but hidden private and social lives of LGBT people in past decades through home movies found in people’s closets. »Read article

T Q&A Interview with Kevin Maxey by Mari Herreras

Tucson Weekly
October 11, 2012

Kevin Maxey is a physician who has seen the LGBT community through many changes over the years since he helped start the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance in 1998, and started volunteering with Wingspan around the same time. In January, he saw the documentary Gen Silent, and was so moved by its story—about LGBT elderly and the need for LGBT-friendly care—that he worked with Wingspan Senior Pride (now Southern Arizona Senior Pride) to bring the film to Tucson… »Read article