Sports. The Tucson Pride history began with a different tragedy; the brutal murder of Richard Heakin, a young gay man leaving the Stonewall Tavern here in Tucson one evening in 1976. Community resources and education workshops on topics such as mental health, foster care and adoption, as well as life skills for both children and adults. Many Pride events pay homage to the Stonewall riots, but Tucson has its own special reason. Read even more on the Tucson Pride Event Page! The Arizona Daily Wildcat is the award-winning, student-managed and -produced news outlet serving The University of Arizona and greater Tucson since 1899. Your one-time or recurring contribution (and no amount is too small!) Submit Your Event. But we could use your help. The Tucson Pride history began with a different tragedy; the brutal murder of Richard Heakin, a young gay man leaving the Stonewall Tavern here in Tucson one evening in 1976. Here are pictures from the incredible event that was Tucson Pride 2019! Your Email. While most Pride events in the US commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York, Tucson has its own reasons beyond that of other cities. You cancel at any time. Tucson Pride was founded the very following year, according to their website. 82 posts in the discussion. The 42nd Annual Tucson Pride Festival returns to Reid Park September 28th! The 42nd annual Tucson Pride in the Desert Festival will be held this year on Saturday Sept. 28 at Reid Park. Each year, Tucson Pride hosts the Annual Pride in the Desert festivities, including a well attended Pride Parade and the Pride in the Park Festival. This Year’s Theme This year’s annual Pride festival is set for Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, at Reid Park. helps pay our student staff, refresh costly newsroom and in-the-field reporting equipment and so much more. Some of those initiatives under our 2019 Strategic Plan include: 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. You choose. Let us come to you. Site designed and management donated by Wowsers Web DesignA Veteran Owned Small Business, Thank You to all who sponsored, volunteered and watched the VIRTUAL 2020 Tucson Pride in the Desert on. Published Sep 26, 2019 10:14pm Updated Sep 26, 2019 10:53pm The 42nd annual Tucson Pride in the Desert Festival will be held this year on Saturday Sept. 28 at Reid Park. The Daily Wildcat publishes daily at DailyWildcat.com, and regularly distributes its nationally-recognized print newspaper across the UA campus and neighboring communities. Stay tuned for upcoming events and activities. Workshop for businesses to educate on the benefits of supporting the LGBTQ market. Establishing a scholarship for LGBTQ youth entering college. Only three words can communicate the awesome atmosphere once you … This year’s festival will include main stage performances by Billboard charting artist Debby Holiday and many other artists. United, we rise! The parade festival is an all-ages event and there will be a Kidzone at the festival. Tucson Pride 2019 - Photo Review. Your Name. The Daily Wildcat, straight to your inbox. Three words accurately describe the experience I had over the weekend during Tucson Pride 2019.Three words convey the sense and grandeur and spectacle provided by the Tucson Pride Parade 2019. Event Title. Our outreach efforts include the development of community based programs and services in line with the Tucson Pride Mission & Vision. Besides our direct outreach activities, we support our fellow LGBTQIA+ organizations in the community through donations, volunteering, and participating in community events to strengthen our community as a whole. Thanks for reading and for your ongoing support! This year’s Parade is set for Saturday, September 28, 2019 and will return to Reid Read more… Powered by, Click here for updates on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at the University of Arizona. Tucson Pride was founded in 1977 making it Arizona’s first and longest established LGBTQ Organization. The parade is free of charge to watch. A parade leading to the festival itself will be parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Country Club Road and Broadway Boulevard, finishing out at Reid Park at noon where the actual festival will take place. When his attackers were given a slap on the wrist, our community rose UNITED to rally for change, officially forming the organization now known as Tucson Pride. Causes event by Tucson Pride on Saturday, September 28 2019 with 4.5K people interested and 1.3K people going. Event Location (Full Address) Event Dates (Date and Time) Event Description. When his attackers were given a slap on the wrist, our community rose UNITED to rally for change, officially forming the organization now known as Tucson Pride. OUR MISSION: To unify, celebrate and strengthen the LGBTQA+ community of Southern Arizona through advocacy, education, leadership and support. Developing and implementing a community survey to gather demographic information on the LGBTQ community in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Would you consider a donation to support the UA's independent student voice? In 1976, a young gay man was murdered outside Tucson's Stonewall Tavern and his killers were barely reprimanded, sparking Tucson’s own pride movement. The Stonewall Riots took place in June of 1969 and are often cited as the event that birthed the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Tickets for the festival are $20 for general admission, $15 for students, veterans, active duty personnel, seniors or first respondents, $5 for children ages 13-18 and free of charge for children under 12. News. We've done it since 1899 and don't intend to stop now. This year’s theme, Rise Up, pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, according to Tucson Pride's website. Participants of the 2017 Tucson Pride Parade from the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Check out our list of sponsors for Virtual Tucson Pride 2020!!! If it has happened within the University of Arizona community, the Daily Wildcat was there and told you all about it. Time & Location September 28th 2019 Parade 11:00 AM (Country Club & Broadway to Reid Park) Festival 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S Randolph Way Tucson, AZ […] Arts/Lifestyle. The festival has grown immensely from years past with an expected 4,000 attendees this year and 100 local vendors and sponsors.