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september, 2023

30sep12:00 pm8:00 pmBookmans Attends Tucson Pride12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reid Park, Broadway/Alvernon


Event Details

Pride is just around the corner and we are ready to celebrate! Stop by our booth in the Kid’s Zone and browse our orange shelves! We will be curating tons of amazing pride merchandise, books, and more!

About Tucson Pride

Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance, commonly known as Tucson Pride is an all-volunteer administered and operated nonprofit that produces and promotes cultural, educational, and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Tucson, Arizona and beyond. Tucson Pride was founded in 1977 making it Arizona’s first and longest established LGBTQ Organization. Each year, Tucson Pride hosts the Annual Pride in the Desert festivities, including a well attended Pride Parade and the Pride in the Park Festival.

While most Pride events in the US commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York, Tucson has its own reasons beyond that of other cities. The Tucson Pride history began with a different tragedy; the brutal murder of Richard Heakin, a young gay man leaving the Stonewall Tavern here in Tucson one evening in 1976. When his attackers were given a slap on the wrist, our community rose UNITED to rally for change, officially forming the organization now known as Tucson Pride. Their efforts led to some of the first LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in the country.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Reid Park


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