Pride in the Desert 2018

    September 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Demeester Outdoor Performance Center - Reid Park
    900 S Randolph Way
    Tucson, AZ 85716


    “Tucson’s annual “Pride in the Desert” is back on September 29, 2018! The goal of this community event is to offer a fun and safe space for all facets of the LGBTQIA+ family to gather and be themselves. This festival has over 50 retail, non-profit & food vendors plus community resources. A variety of entertainers, local artists and headlining acts will be performing.

    This Year’s Theme

    New Beginnings

    The theme for this year’s event is “New Beginnings.” An appropriate theme as Tucson Pride looks to the future.

    ​This year’s festival and parade logos were designed and submitted by local artist, Joanne Contreras

    This Tucson Pride yearly event is not for profit and is organized by a 100% volunteer board and group of directors.”

    tickets $5 to $20:

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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