Tucson Pride Parade: help carry AIDS ribbon

    September 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Living Out Loud AZ
    1600 N Country Club Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    “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

    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”


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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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