More Fun Gay Events in Tucson and Southern Arizona



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 that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner but trust us on this, you’re going to want to attend an IBTs Thanksgiving. Get your glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark body paint ready because it’s about to be a black light fiesta. This isn’t your typical Thanksgiving party, it’s an IBT’s Thanksgiving sure to be filled with fabulousness. Expect dancing in the dark, drag shows, gorgeous go-go boys, and lots of whiskeys! Glow from 9 pm to 2 is in the moonlight and blacklight. The party is going to start on the patio at 9, full DJ inside starting at 11. Drag performances by Viva La Diva at 9 pm with special guests – Piper M’Shay, Luna Love St. James, and Miley Mitchells. Not enough? Let’s throw in a night of gyrating gents as Gogo boys tickle your fancy from 9-11. Still not enough? Drink specials, we got them, Whiskey Breath Drink Specials from 12-close! $2 Well $3 You Call It’s / *$4 Top Shelf *Select Whiskey / Bourbon / Scotch You can read the full details about this spectacular party on the post we just wrote and other gay Thanksgiving holiday events on our gay event calendar!

 BLACK(out) Party full post…

Tucson Gay Pride 2007


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.

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 with the Stonewall Rebellion and subsequent public demonstrations. The second Pride comes a bit later in the year. That time is finally upon us! Join us as we celebrate with two iconic events: Tucson Pride Parade and Pride in the Desert.

Pride Parade 2019

Gay Pride Celebrations
Tucson Pride Parade 2019

The Tucson Pride Parade has a long, rich history in our community. This year will watch the procession proceed from Broadway / Craycroft and head towards Reid Park, where we will meet up with the festival.

I am so happy Tucson Pride decided to hold the Pride Parade immediately before the festival. The parade used to be organized on the night before, while allowed for some fantastic after-parties, it meant the two events were disunited from each other with little overlap. By having one naturally lead into the other, the Pride Parade and the festival will have increased synergy and provide an even better representation of our amazing community!

For even more information about our gay pride celebrations; Tucson Pride Parade 2019, check out the GayTucson Calendar!

Gay Pride celebrations: Pride in the Desert 2019

Gay Pride Celebrations
Tucson Pride in the Desert 2019

Pride in the Desert (or Park) has always been the flagship event of Tucson Pride weekend. Featuring hilarious hosts, marvelous musical performances and fantastic shows, Pride in the Desert truly has something for everyone. There are adorable shops with Pride souvenirs and phenomenal fashion vendors to get you looking your best. It is a wonderfully welcoming, safe space for everyone to be themselves and have a blast!

Find out everything else you could ever need to know about Tucson Pride in the Desert 2019 at the GayTucson Calendar!


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 up with Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) and has moved downtown for a three day event.
AIDSWALK is such a fun and beautiful event that has become one of my favorites. If you’ve never experienced AIDSWALK, then I highly recommend you come join us.
What is AIDSWALK?  AIDSWALK is a family and pet-friendly walkathon fundraiser with the goal of increasing awareness and support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The money raised at AIDSWALK Tucson benefits the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). 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.
This year is a special year for AIDSWALK. Because of its collaboration with Tucson Meet Yourself, AIDSWALK will have exposure to over 100,000 people! This is a great opportunity to help raise awareness and fight the dangerous stigma that still surrounds HIV/AIDS today.
For more information on AIDSWALK and how you can participate, please fisit

Tucson Gay Pride 2009


Friday, October 9th, 2009
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tucson_gay_pride_parade.gifCelebrating their 5th year, The Tucson Gay Pride Parade will start at the corner of 4th Avenue and 2nd Street and will proceed down 4th Avenue.  The parade will arrive at Wingspan, where there will be a concert and sneak preview of the Gay Pride headliners scheduled to appear the next day.Click on the pride parade map to the right for map and details or go to for more information

Friday, October 9th, 2009
7:00 pm doors open.  8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ?

margaret_cho-ny-times.jpgIt may be a coincidence, or was it planned?  Tucson’s Gay pride parade is on October 9th and Pride in the Desert is on October 10th at Reid Park.

Margaret Cho is appearing at the Rialto on October 9th!  (Get your tickets now online or at the Rialto box office).

So, will she stop by gay pride?  Can we convince her to stop by gay pride?  Should we write letters begging?  Should we send a fruit basket?

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Pride in the Desert at Reid Park will surely prove to be another great time.  Pride in the Desert is an all-day festival held at Reid Park that attracts more than 6,500 participants each year.

Highlights of the festival are local, regional, and national entertainers performing live on our main stage as well as several smaller stages and dance areas featuring drag shows and other live entertainment.

In addition to the multitude of entertainment venues, Pride in the Desert features commercial and non-profit exhibitors, a food court, and interactive displays and activities.

Host Hotels include:


Riverpark Inn

Adults 13 and over $12.00
Children 5-12 $5.00
Children under 5 are free

Entertainers Scheduled for the
2009 Gay Pride Event

Johnny McGovern & Team Pimp

Ari Gold

Adam Joseph

Jessika Murphy

Boys R Us

Marc Pedraza

Courtney Robbins

Namoli Brennet

Achy Birds

Angie Evans

Sabra Faulk

Patty Larkin

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Dat Gurl Famous

Bunny Fu Fu

Curt Beall

Janet Bond

Candice Aaragon

Leila Lopez

Coyote Kings

Lisa Otey

Diane Van Deurzen


Jessika Murphy

Arthur Migliazza

Chris Jacobs

Amber Norgaard