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Information & News Relevant to Tucson Pride and the LGBT Community

In the Community
Information & News Relevant to Tucson Pride and the LGBT Community

A Royal Affair: Tucson Pride Crowns 2019 Royalty

TUCSON, Arizona – September 20, 2019 – Tucson Pride kicked off Pride Week 2019 with a royal affair at St. Philips Plaza. Following a commanding performance in the newly overhauled Tucson Pride Royalty Competition, Lucinda Holliday and Justin Deeper-Love were crowned as the 2019 Tucson Pride Royalty. Lucinda and Justin were crowned in matching crowns created by Tucson Pride sponsor, Krikawa Jewelry Designs. The pair also received performance crowns by Made for a Queen. The Read more…

A New Chapter For Tucson Pride Royalty

Tucson Pride is excited to announce a new format for the contestants of Tucson Pride Royalty. We, here at Tucson Pride, are committed to unifying, celebrating, and strengthening the LGBTQ+ community of Southern Arizona through advocacy, education, leadership, and support. The new format seeks to revisit our roots and is based solely upon fundraising, with no pageantry involved. In recognition of years gone by and the importance of grassroots fundraising, we’ve decided that this is Read more…

We Look to Our Past For Inspiration

Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance, commonly known as Tucson Pride is an all-volunteer administered and operated nonprofit that produces and promotes cultural, educational, and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Tucson, Arizona and beyond. Tucson Pride was founded in 1977 making it Arizona’s first and longest established LGBTQ Organization. Each year, Tucson Pride hosts the Annual Pride in the Desert festivities, including a well attended Pride Parade and the Pride Read more…

Tucson Pride Celebrates #GivingTuesday in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

This #GivingTuesday, the Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance (Tucson Pride) will celebrate giving by honoring the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall through the coming year by offering a variety of social and educational events in our community. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this Read more…

Mr and Miss Tucson Pride 2018 Update

Dear Community, Integrity and transparency is of the utmost importance when serving a community. As such, with heavy and humble hearts your Tucson Pride Board of Directors wishes to inform our community of an error made and the action being taken to correct it. Recently, as one of the newly implemented processes this year in the ongoing effort to develop sustainable structure, an internal review of the Mr and Miss Tucson Pride Pageant 2018 held on Read more…

Participants Finalized for 2018 Tucson Pride Parade Presented by Intuit

Tucson Pride is turning over a new leaf with the 2018 Tucson Pride Parade. Consistent with this year’s “New Beginnings” theme, a number of changes have unfolded as this year’s parade approaches including the addition of a first-time Title Sponsor, Intuit, newly crowned Tucson Pride royalty, and a new location. With the support of the City of Tucson, and considering the feedback from the community, we will bring our parade out of the dark and Read more…

Stephanie Donoghue and Janette Bunge selected as 2018 Grand Marshals

This year, our Pride community said farewell to two extraordinary lives. In recognition of these two community-minded individuals, the Board of Directors voted to extend posthumous recognition to Stephanie Anne Donoghue and Janette Bunge as this year’s Grand Marshals Stephanie Anne Donoghue Stephanie lived an eventful life in which she served both her country and her community. Stephanie is a veteran of the United States Air Force. After separating from the Air Force, she went Read more…