Tucson Pride Parade



    From Tucson Senior Pride September newsletter:

    “This year, Tucson Pride will mark its 39th consecutive year of Pride. On Sept 30, Tucson Pride will celebrate with a parade down 4th Avenue starting at Catalina Park,  followed by a free block party afterward at the Sky Bar at 536 4th Avenue. The theme for the parade is “Taking Pride Back”.

    The Grand Marshalls for the Tucson Pride Parade are as follows: Narda Rivera representing Puertas Albertas; Joseph Howell, representing the LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Chad Mosher representing Living Out Loud Wellness Center, and Abby Jensen representing the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA). In addition, Mayor Rothschild will also be a Grand Marshall.”

    More info: https://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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