Throughout the year, Wingspan is proud to announce these events.
You only think youíve been to GayWest before! All new and reorganized featuring a special appearance by the legendary Ms. Thelma Houston, recording artist of "Donít Leave Me This Way." Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from: Wingspan, Arizona AIDS Policy Alliance, Bears of the Old Pueblo, Desert Pride Gift Shop, Desert Voices, Lesbian Cancer and Health Project, P-FLAG, Pride Family of Cochise County, Reveille Gay Menís Chorus, SAAF, TIHAN, Tucson Pride, Water of Life MCC and other LGBT organizations and agencies. Proceeds distributed to several LGBT organizations including Wingspan. Call Old Tucson Studios at 520-883-0100 for directions.
Jun 29, 2002,
6:00 - 12:00pm
Old Tucson Studios, Tucson Mountain Park, 201 S. Kinney Rd.
Tucson Pride Inc.
Contact Stephanie Archie
Come to the parade and party, continuing the 3-year tradition of Pride Week pageantry in the Old Pueblo. The parade starts at 6:00 pm at Catalina Park, North 4th Avenue and 2nd Street, and ends at La Placita, Broadway and Church. The After-Parade Party will be held at La Placita Plaza until midnight with live music, dancing and entertainment.
Jun 30, 2002,
6:00 - 12:00pm
Starts at Catalina Park, N. 4th Ave. and 2nd St., Tucson
Lesbian Avengers and OUTrage
Contact Dace Park
The director of the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, comes to Tucson to share the dish on the world's largest LGBT cultural event. Michael Lumpkin will talk about the glamorous history of the festival, which has launched or played a critical role in the American careers of filmmakers from Gus Van Sant to John Waters to Christine Vachon. Lumpkin also co-produced ďThe Celluloid Closet,Ē the documentary adaptation of film critic Vito Russo's groundbreaking book on gays and lesbians in Hollywood cinema.
Lumpkin will be interviewed by novelist, essayist, and University of Arizona creative writing professor Fenton Johnson, who served on the SFILGFF board of directors in its formative years.
Following Lumpkin's dish, Wingspan serves up a free, encore screening of "The Celluloid Closet" for dessert.
This evening's event is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is co-sponsored by City of Tucson Film Office, University of Arizona Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Lesbian Looks, and Tucson-Pima Public Library, with additional generous support from the Tucson/Pima Arts Council.
Free, with free parking in the Main Library garage
Oct 25, 2002,
7:00 - 10:00pm
Tucson-Pima Public Library, Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson
City of Tucson Film Office, UofA LGBT Studies
Learn about the Domestic Partner Registry being proposed for Tucson by the City of Tucson GLBT Commission, and share your input.
Dec 16, 2002,
7:15 - 9:00pm
Wingspan Annex, 739 N. 4th Ave, Tucson
Contact Kent Burbank
Mark your calendars and call your friends! Plan now to join us on October 20th at AISWALK 2002 for a fun-filled day of community, fresh air, food, clowns, music, and so much more! Walk with thousands of others in Southern Arizonaís largest AIDS-related fundraising event in support of those living with and affected by NIV/AIDS.
AIDSWALK 2002, a benefit walk for the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, takes place at Rillito Downs with participants walking along the Rillito River Path.
Contributions from Title Sponsor Desert Diamond and dozens of other corporate sponsors ensure that every dollar raised by you as a walker will support services for clients as well as community prevention efforts to reduce the spread of HOV. Money raised by AIDSWALK will provide for food, care supplies, case management, volunteer peer support, outreach programs, and so much more!
Walker packets are ready. Take this opportunity to have your walker packet delivered directly to your mailbox! Itís easy! Call 791-WALK (9255) and weíll rush your walker and team packets to you. Or go to www.aidswalktucson.com.
Walk as a team, compete with other teams, bring a friend, and even bring your pup! Most of all, bring your hears as we walk together to create and sustain a healthier community for all of us.
Oct 20, 2002,
7:00 - 12:00pm
Rillito Downs Park, North 1st Ave. at River Rd., Tucson
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Tucson LGBT Pride Festival, with 100 food, retail, & information booths, and entertainment all day, including Jessica Williams, The Aaron Nelson Project, Jody Light & The Shining Star International Project, Reveille Gay Menís Chorus, Desert Voices, BloopaDoopa, Digital Soldiers, Yvonne Perea, Cynthia Manley, Jane Crowe & Blues Inc., LeAnne Savage & The Audacity, Kristi Martel, and Arizonaís Best Drag Performers.
Festival MCís include Bunny Fufu, Diana Flair, and Sebastian Cole.
Requested Gate Donation: $5
Please understand and cooperate with security requirements of the Tucson Police Department:
No coolers will be permitted. No outside food or drink. Packs and bags are discouraged. Purses and similar articles will be searched.
Oct 12, 2002,
10:00 - 8:00pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, Tucson
Tucson Pride, Inc.
The public is invited to attend this dedication program, which will include music by Reveille Gay Men's Chorus and various speakers. Refreshments will follow after the program. Please bring lawn chairs or folding chairs if you need to sit.
Donations of cold canned soda and boxed cookies and other baked goods are needed for the refreshments following the program. For public safety, all donations must be in sealed and unopened packages. Please contact Bertie Lozano at 520-861-3415 or Bob Bowers at 520-790-5214 if you are able to make donations or for further information.
The work of the Richard Heakin Memorial Committee is completed. The cost of the granite memorial bench and marker was approximately $3900. After the expenses of the memorial and other expenses, approximately $500 will remain in the safekeeping of sponsor Tucson Pride for future needs. The Heakin Committee wishes to thank the following for their assistance: Ain't Nobody's Business, Arizona Flower Market, Bears of the Old Pueblo, City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Dept., IBT's & Woody's, Pronto Printing, Rainbow Planet Coffee House, Tucson Desert Coyote Bowling League, Tucson Granite and Marble, Tucson Muse, Tucson Observer, Tucson Pride, Inc., Venture N, Yard Dog, and numerous individual donors who have received personal thanks.
Oct 27, 2002,
4:00 - 6:00pm
Sunset Park, 255 West Alameda, Tucson
Richard Heakin Memorial Committee
Contact Bertie Lozano
Candlelight vigil to remember those transgender people who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Following the vigil, there will be a silent march down 4th Avenue, ending with a reception at Wingspan, 300 E 5th Street.
Nov 20, 2002,
6:00 - 9:00pm
Catalina Park, 4th Avenue and 2nd Street, Tucson
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Wingspan