“It’s LGBTQA2 Pride season in Tucson! And that includes the fun, festive and symbolic annual sashay down the avenue known as “Pride on Parade”, aka: the Tucson Pride Parade!
And for the past 9 years AIDS Ribbon Tucson, Southern Arizona’s interactive public AIDS Memorial, has participated, including in 2011 when it served as one of the 4 Grand Marshals for Tucson’s Pride in the Desert festivities.
At least 27 people are needed to unfurl and respectfully hand-carry the 130-foot long Memorial dedicated to the millions of men, women and children taken by AIDS as well as those who lived as HIV-positive but died of other causes.
So, gather your friends, family, co-workers, club members, church friends, neighbors, fellow Poz Warriors or anyone else you know and join us on Saturday, September 29th – the Parade begins at 11:00am and we gather no later than 10:30am at the SE corner of Broadway & Country Club Road, in the parking lot for CODAC’s Living Out Loud AZ health clinic. It’s suggested that you park down at Reid Park (where the Pride Festival will take place starting at Noon) and walk North on Country Club Road to the Parade Staging Area.
We are remembering the Poz Warriors lost so far in 2018 including:
~ Daniel Lynch
~ Robert Castrillo
~ Shane Ewing
~ Randy Decker
GONE TOO SOON
For more specific details about Tucson Pride 2018: “Pride in the Desert”, or to purchase tickets at an Early-Bird discounted price, go to:www.tucsonpride.org”