UA Rainbow Graduation 2018

Please share this information with any students in your lives. And please JOIN us on May 5th as we celebrate our graduates. If you have never been, it is truly a wonderful event!

11th Annual Rainbow Graduation
Saturday, May 5, 4pm
Gallagher Theater
UA Student Union

Graduates receive a rainbow cord, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a catered reception following the ceremony.
»more info on the UA LGBTQ website

Graduating from the UA this May or December 2018? You can participate in a graduation ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies). Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students (including allies!).

If you would like to participate, complete the following steps by noon on April 23, 2018:

  1. fill out this Google form. Please make sure to include all of the requested information!
  2. your photo to us.
  3. Select someone to present you with your rainbow cord and certificate. The person you select will have 30 seconds to say a few words about you. This could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose. If you are having trouble finding a presenter or have any concerns about the presenter in general, please let us know. We can work with you and can make accommodations to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Nominate a teacher or UA staff person for the Fabulous UA Faculty/Staff Award!

We need your help in recognizing a fabulous UA Faculty/Staff member to be honored during Rainbow Graduation this year! Do you know someone who has been fabulous to you, makes this campus fabulous, or both? Do you want to show them your appreciation for being so fabulous? Nominate them for the Fabulous Faculty/Staff award presented at Rainbow Graduation! To learn more about this award or see past recipients, visit the the UA LGBTQ website.

Make a nomination by filling out this Google form before April 6, 2018, 11:59pm.

UA Rainbow Graduation, 2018

2018 Scholarship Awards!

May 2, 2018, 7pm
Tucson City Council Ward 6 Building
3202 E 1st St

PFLAG Tucson and The Alliance Fund will present our 2018 LGBTQ student recipients with their 2018 scholarship awards at our regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. All recipients and guests are invited as well as the general public!

ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER FOR LGBTQ SENIORS

On December 9, 2017, PFLAG will co-host a potluck with SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE.

Sat, Dec 9, noon-2pm.
Cornerstone Fellowship social hall
2902 North Geronimo Ave.

(the social hall is actually on Laguna, one and one-half blocks west of First Street and one block south of Glenn).

We’re expecting approximately 40-50 people.

We need the following: turkey/ham, vegan (not just vegetarian) entrees and side dishes, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls & butter, drinks and to-go containers.

Please RSVP potluck items by or call 520-820-2367.

HARVEST MEAL for the LGBTQ Youth of EON

Once again this year PFLAG is the sponsor for this festive event, and you are invited to join in creating and sharing the feast!

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Set up at 4:45pm and serve at 5pm
SAAF (Southern Arizona Aids Foundation)
375 S. Euclid

(just south of Broadway, before the “snake” overpass).
Go to south end of SAAF building and knock on the door of the MShape Lounge.

We estimate feeding 20 people (maybe a dozen youth, plus staff, PFLAG-ers and community members helping with the meal).

We are seeking all the makings for a traditional holiday meal:
turkey/ham, vegan entrees and side dishes, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pies and other desserts, rolls & butter, drinks, ice and to-go containers

PFLAG will supply plates, utensils and cups.

Please contact Jeana Butler to sign up or for more info:
520-307-6177 or

LGBTQ+ Caregiving Forum: Support for the Journey of Care

Speakers, panelists, group discussions and valuable educational resources help address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ caregivers and clarify ways to get the support that’s needed. Hosted by AARP Arizona and Pima Council on Aging.

Wed, Nov 1, 1–4pm
Donna R. Liggins Center
2160 North 6th Ave, Tucson

»Learn more

PFLAG Tucson’s 2017 Scholarships Celebration

MAY 3, 2017
(1st Wednesday of every month)
7-8:30pm
Ward VI City Council Offices
3202 E. 1st Street

»More info

A special celebration for the winners of this year’s PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Program will take place at our regularly scheduled meeting, Wednesday, May 3rd, from 7-8:30pm. Eight deserving recipients will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships towards their higher education. This annual event has proven to be a welcome boost for so many aspiring college students over several years. Were it not for the financial assistance provided from individual donors and the continuing generosity of the Alliance Fund, such a program for our GLBTQ and Allied youth would not be possible. Gratitude of immense proportions is due our dedicated supporters. If we could honor every deserving applicant with a scholarship, that would be our greatest achievement. What all the applicants need to know is the selection committee works hard to choose winners in a fair and impartial manner, but are limited to the number of scholarships they can give out. You can be sure, a lot of heart goes into this important task.

Because this PFLAG gathering will largely be dedicated to our Scholarship winners, we will have less time for our support portion of the meeting. However, we encourage people to attend if an in-person connection is desired that evening. Also, our PFLAG Tucson Hot Line is available should you have concerns/questions at any time (520-360-3795). Calls will be answered directly as they come in, or you may leave a message for us to call you back.

Our current PFLAG Tucson President, Blain Tucker, along with our Board members and all others who lend their on-going support, do hope you will share this exciting evening with us on May 3rd. This will be PFLAG Tucson’s 15th year in providing scholarships for our GLBTQ young adults with college ambitions!