We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and safe!

The Institute for LGBT Studies team wishes to continue sharing helpful resources and news with you. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your mailbox along with the many, many other announcements and news updates that you may be receiving, we are switching our newsletter to be released every other week. 

We welcome you to follow our social media accounts to receive timely updates on local resources, events, and more:

Join Big Freedia online for Friday Night Shakedown!

image text: Big Freedia's Friday Night Shakedown. Broadcasting live every Friday night at 9PM during Coronavirus Lockdown on Facebook & Instagram. Support the New Orleans Disaster Relief Fund at; Support Big Freedia's Touring Crew at

Visit Big Freedia's Facebook here, and her Instagram here
Check out Rainbow Connection Self-Defense's weekly uploads!

Every Saturday (online)
12:00 PM (online)

Rainbow Connection provides self-defense training to the Tucson area LGBTQ+ community and allies. Video classes will be taking the place of in person classes until further notice. Every week, we will feature a different self defense topic, including: setting boundaries, simple self-defense skills to practice at home, easy home fitness, and requested topics.

Interested? Join the Rainbow Connection Facebook group here
Drag Queen Story Hour presents: Livestream w/ Lulu Luscious!

Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Facebook or Instagram Live

This Wednesday, tune in to Facebook or Instagram Live from the comfort of home to hear stories and sing along with Lulu Luscious live from Citizen Ruth in Portland! 

We'll also be hosting COSTUME CONTEST! Dress up like your favorite story book character, don your best royal apparel, or just wear your favorite PJs - and post a photo using the hashtag #spiritofstoryhour to Facebook or Instagram.
Campus Pantry is OPEN with new hours & location!

image text: Our hours & location are changing! Tuesday 2-4, Wednesday & Friday 11-1. We will now be located in the Sonora Room in the Student Union. This room is located across from the CatCard office and game room on the first floor of the Student Union. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at
Antigone Books is open for mobile orders, curbside pickup, & more!

Open 7 Days a week
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Antigone Books is currently closed to in-person browsing, but but you can call, email, or visit their website for phone orders, mail orders, curbside pickup, and/or book recommendations! 

You can also visit their Facebook for the updates!
Jellywink is offering no-contact delivery and/or pickup!

Tues - Thurs 11AM - 7PM
Fri & Sat 11AM - 8PM
Sun. 12PM - 7PM
(520) 526-2623

In order to maintain social distancing to minimize community spread of the Coronavirus, Jellywink Boutique is implementing limited store hours, and offering delivery of select items through local courier service Onda Güey! 

You can now conveniently browse and order items through their website.
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