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Bisbee Gay Pride

Every year on Father's Day weekend, the Arizona LGBT community and Straight Allies gather in the adorable little town of Bisbee to celebrate their...

G3 – Tucson’s Gay Happy Hour

G3 Tucson G3 is Tucson's premier social event planning group for Tucson's gay community and their friends. They host a gay happy hour that takes...

Gay Pride Celebrations

Tucson is lucky enough to have two Gay Pride celebrations annually visit our fabulous community. The first Gay Pride occurs in June, which coincides...


The 6th Annual... IBTS Thanksgiving Eve BLACK(out) Party Is BACK for the biggest bar night of the year! Yes, we know that might sound strange given...

Johnathan Celestin Performs Live at Tucson Pride 2018

Tucson Pride is no stranger to incredible performances.  Who can forget about last year's amazing concert from Velo, or the time we brought in Margaret Cho?  I...

La Fiesta De Los Osos

Winter has traditionally been the time for bears around the world to hibernate.  In Tucson, however, our bears do things a bit differently.   Join...

Pride Events in Arizona This June

Tucson Pride is in October, but for the rest of the country, it’s in June. You’ll know it by the mass rainbow apparel that...

Pride in the Park 2017

It Pride In The Park 2017! 2017 Pride is going to be so amazing! It happens to be the 40th anniversary of Tucson Pride. After a...

Retro Game Show Night

Retro Game Show Night is a hilarious event held every 2nd Saturday at Hotel Congress.  Hosted by Tempest DuJour, Retro Game Show Night takes...


 AIDSWALK Tucson Get ready to bust out those cross-trainers, 'cause this will be the BIGGEST AIDSWALK yet... in Tucson at least. This year AIDSWALK has teamed...

SAAF Bowling For Tommy

SAAF is an incredible organization with an outsize footprint in the Old Pueblo and surrounding areas.  I attempt to support them whenever possible as...

SAAF Festival For Life

Over the years, SAAF Festival for Life has grownup and adjusted, however the most attractive element continues to be the gathering of fine design on...

SAAF Jello Wrestling

SAAF Jello Wrestling has grown to become one of Tucson's most anticipated yearly events!  From the glamorous costumes to the hilarious personas, you're going...

SAAF Moda Provacateur Moda Provacateur: A Runway Show Done the Fun Way Raising funds for programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation The first Moda Provacateur, held...

Senior Pride Zoom Event Schedule

Just like everywhere else, COVID-19 has shuttered the landscape of local events in Tucson. We have been keeping an active calendar of all the...

Show Us Your Awesome Talent at the 2022 Tucson Gay Pride in October!

While national Pride month has come and gone we still have the 45th annual Tucson Pride to look forward to in October! Here’s a...

Treasures For TIHAN – Live And Silent Auction Combining delicious cocktails and food, great music, and wonderfully unique auction items, Treasures for TIHAN is the perfect date-night event for the Tucson community.

Tucson Gay Pride 2018: What Vendors and Sponsors Need To Know

It is the most exciting part of the year! We get to plan our involvement in the most cherished of Gay Events in Tucson,...

Tucson Gay Pride Guide June 2019

It's finally here! I feel like a kid on Christmas! It's Gay Pride Month. Just because our Tucson Gay Pride isn't until September doesn't...

Tucson Pride 2019 Photos

Here are pictures from the incredible event that was Tucson Pride 2019!

Turnabout Turnabout! Turnabout for TIHAN is always a blast! Tucson's LGBTQ, gay-friendly businesses, and non-profits all come together and put on a show for the community to...

Turnabout Drag Ball

Turnabout for TIHAN 2016 - The Pink Party Turnabout for TIHAN 2013 A benefit for the Tucson Interfaith HIV / AIDS Network

Wingspan Dinner

Moving Forward The Wingspan Annual Benefit Dinner September 20, 2008 Wingspan's Benefit Dinner - 20 years on September 20th   This years event was very well done.  The silent...

Gay Events here means all people, one rainbow.

Tucson has some very fun, yearly, monthly, gay events that help the local charities. This page provides you with the different events that take place throughout the year. *An event listed does not mean that the organization supporting the event is a gay organization.

SAAF has 5 gay events:Gay Events


Is a family and pet-friendly walk-a-thon fundraiser with the goal of increasing awareness and support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Each year SAAF provides services to nearly 1200 people living with HIV and AIDS and delivers targeted prevention outreach and education programs to over 17,000 people who are high-risk for infection.

Jello Wrestling:

Costumed combatants wrestle in a pit of Jell-O to raise money and a Diva Hostess will run a live auction offering unique and one-of-a-kind items for bidding. FUN!

Möda Provŏcateūr:

The first Möda Provŏcateūr, held in 2004, was created by Kevin Casey from Avalon for Hair, Skin and Nails after he participated in ‘Crème de la Do’ in 2003, a fashion and style show organized by an agency in Albuquerque helping to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS agencies around the country. Since 2004, Möda Provŏcateūr has raised more than $141,000 in support of SAAF’s programs and services.

Festival for Life:

Over the years, SAAF Festival for Life has grownup and adjusted. The most attractive element continues to be the gathering of fine design on show within the live and silent auction. It’s not only art, the auction also offers vacations, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Our community has come to love this nice chance to seek out beautiful works of art and nice gifts.

Bowling for Tommy:

A fundraiser benefiting the programs, services, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Bowling for Tommy was first started in 2010 to honor the memory of Tommy Gin, a long time SAAF Board Member and Community Volunteer, who passed away in January 2010.

TIHAN has two gay events:


A fun benefit held for the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. It's the second largest fundraising event of the year for TIHAN. Packed with music, dancing, drag, burlesque, and comedy, Turnabout for Tihan is a fabulous evening of glitz and glamour.

Treasures for TIHAN:

The signature fundraising benefit for the programs and services of TIHAN. Join us for a sparkling evening of cocktails, great music, fantastic food, and wonderful auction items. Enjoy great hors d’oeuvres, festive entertainment, a no-host cantina, and a live and silent auction!

There are also two gay events that occur every month:


The people at G3 Tucson seek out unique Tucson locations to host their monthly get-together. From exciting downtown nightclubs to newly-minted restaurants, G3 offers a new experience with each event! The organizing staff also spares no expense with the decor and ambiance to truly pull you into the event. With drink specials and food options and a popular DJ spinning the tunes, every G3 is a better party than the last!

Retro Game Night:

Retro Game Show Night is a hilarious event held every 2nd Saturday at Hotel Congress. Hosted by Tempest DuJour, Retro Game Show Night takes a fun new spin on old game shows from the 80’s and 90’s. Complete with high-quality lighting and stage setup, you become fully immersed in this event and will howl and laugh along with the rest of the audience. Feeling brave? Enter your name to become a contestant to win some amazing prizes! Overall, these events attract a large amount of the Gay/Lesbian/LGBT/LGBTQ community and the friends and family who support them. These are not all the events that Tucson has to offer, so be sure to check out our calendar to find out about more events.

Tony's Thoughts

On a bit of a personal note, I fear that as a whole, we may be separating ourselves instead of unifying for the good of all. I would personally love to see us all included in under one label, if we even need to have a label. So with that said, thanks for stopping by and enjoy our gay events site! Have a great day, Tony Ray, (520) 631-TONY (8669) Free relocation package and Tucson fun info