G3 White Party

G3 White Party
G3 White Party

We’ve previously written about G3, but on June 18, 2021, G3 Tucson celebrated its 8-year anniversary with an extravaganza atop the roof of The Playground. The beautiful bar (located conveniently on Congress Avenue) has been closed, like most businesses, for over a year. This sleeping dragon shook the dust from its scales and roaringly welcomed G3 in for a spectacular event. You wouldn’t even know that a pandemic was winding down.

The Importance

White Parties are historically significant because they are frequently linked to funding and raising AIDS and HIV awareness and research. The first one took place in Miami in 1985. The White Party, outside of other concurrent fundraising events, brought in $2 million dollars for its efforts. Co-founder Frank Wagner said this about the theme:

“White stands for purity. White is elegant, non-political, non-combative and makes people look just plain beautiful.”

G3 White Party
G3 White Party DJ Mother Tierra

The 8th anniversary G3 White Party did not disappoint. Almost everyone in attendance was wearing all white or mostly white. Libations were flowing as were the tunes provided by DJ Mother Tierra, who’s been voted Best of Tucson twice, just FYI. This resplendent evening was brimming with dancing, music, and a Pose-style fashion show made up exclusively of trans and non-binary models. 

While the G3 White Party only happens once a year you can still get out and let loose with their monthly happy hours. They may not be as big or as flashy as this signature event but well worth attending nonetheless. The location rotates every month, as do the attendees, so you will never tire of the scene.

You can find out where the next event will be by hopping over to our calendar, and while you’re there you can check out all the other amazing queer events going on around Tucson. There’s always something for everyone, and we help you find it!

Jenn Hopkins

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