iLGBTS wishes to THANK YOU for your support of Artistic InQUEERies!

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There is so much to say, so we will just start with THANK YOU! Thanks to the 200+ community members who showed up last night and supported Artistic InQUEERies!  Special thanks to Haunted Hands Tattoo Studio and owner Lisa Cardenas who helped actualize this vision and was right there along side us for the late nights to make this event a reality! 

image description: Rogue Violin playing a violin set inside the art gallery

So much gratitude to our artists who created beautiful works of art and trusted us to provide space to share them. Thank you so much to Rogue Violin for providing lovely vibrations to make the gallery space into something extra magical. Additional gratitude to the poets who shared pieces of themselves through spoken word and to the drag performers who slayed the night away.

i mage description Miss Maura Plause performing a drag number on the outdoor stage in front of a seated and standing audience

Thank you to Piranha and Miss Maura Plause for hosting the show on the outside stage and bringing your creative energy to the venue. Thank you to Tucson Hop Shop for supporting us and going above and beyond to serve everyone and extend your license so people could wander and enjoy the evening outdoors. 

image description: Aura Valdes performing poetry on the outdoor stage under multicolored light

Of course many thanks to 
ViriViriBombBombLos Locos Tacos and  Fat Noodle for ensuring  everyone was provided with amazing food. 

T o Jellywink Boutique and Kristen Nelson, thank you for the amazing workshops you provided the community during the day, leading up to the event. We appreciate Metal Arts Village for allowing us to use and share the lovely space you've created to showcase so many talented people.

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Last, but not least, thanks to every vendor that showed up last night to share your passions, work, creative ventures, and fabulousness with the community. There is so much more we want to say, but we wanted to start here. 

image description: folx dancing, smiling, and laughing on sculpture garden stage

We know we didn't capture everyone in our thanks, but that's not because we don't appreciate you!  In the upcoming weeks we will be reaching out to artists, vendors, and participants to get feedback and more information to share. Please stay posted, as we work to continue sharing the amazing art, culture, and expression that came together for last night's event. 

For now - THANK YOU!

image description: iLGBTS Staff Members with Haunted Hands owner, Lisa Cardenas. Not pictured here: GRA Adrienne Carmack.
Queer Conexiones: This Week!
Discuss Chosen Family with Dr. Russ Toomey & Pride Alliance at Mid-Week Reset!

Event text reads: MidWeek Reset Discussion: Chosen Family. Come and join our faculty fellow Russ Toomey and Pride Alliance during MidWeek Reset as we have a conversation about chosen family. Free community lunch 12:00-1:00, Faculty/Pride Alliance-led discussion 1:00-2:00. Wednesday November 13th, 12:00-2:00, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, 4th Floor of Student Union. 
Pride Law & SAGA Tucson Hosting Name & Gender Marker Change Clinics!

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2019 | 6 :00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2019 |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
College of Law, Rountree Hall | 
Corner of Helen St & Mountain Ave
Free parking the College of Law parking lot

At clinics, supervised law students will help change individuals' gender markers and/or names to align with their identities! Assistance and information are free to all attendees. Please note that anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Read more details about the clinics here
Join FORCE for SlutWalk 2019!

Event text: SlutWalk November 13th, 2019//4-8PM. 4PM Sign making @ the Women's Plaza of Honor U of A. 5PM Start marching to the Rialto from the Women's Plaza. 6-7 Performances and community tabling at the Rialto. 7-8PM Speak out open mic available to anyone. Event hosted by FORCE, Women & Gender Resource Center, and Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF).
Join the College of Law to discuss and re-imagine U.S. immigration law and policy!

Friday, Nov. 15th, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
College of Law, Rm 164 

The James E. Rogers College of Law, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, and the Immigration Law Students Association are hosting an all-day event centering the United States' existing immigration paradigm and aim to vision an alternative to it. The day's events include three topic discussions and a film screening. CLE credit may be available for attendees. 

Learn more about this event and register here
Trans Week of Celebration kicks off Friday with a screening of 
Out in Arizona!

Join Equality Arizona and the Coronado for five nights of events celebrating the beauty, love & lives of our trans community--- all leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. Event schedule includes :

Friday, Nov. 15th: Spinster Sisters Cinema hosted by Michael Soto showing his own documentary "Out In Arizona"!



Saturday, Nov. 16th: Square hosts the Gender Affirming Clothing Exchange! Come by & pick out some amazing outfits while some of our best trans drag performers show off & give some makeup tutorials!


Sunday, Nov. 17th: Trans Poetry Slam!

Monday, Nov. 18th: LGBTQ+ Trivia & Game Night hosted by EQAZ's Hector Gonzalez!


Tuesday, Nov. 19th: Special edition of Vinyl Voices with our very own DJ Elle MNOP. Record sharing & story telling!

Find more information about each of these events here.


Support Drag Story Hour - Arizona at Drags for Children's Literacy!

Sunday, Nov. 17th
Doors at 7PM, Show at 7:15PM
Screening Room | 127 E Congress St
10.00 presale, all ages--parental guidance suggested

Drag Story Hour- Arizona captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. All proceeds of the evening's event will benefit Drag Story Hour - Arizona as they continue their support of children's literacy!

The event will be co-hosted by: Miss Nature and Raul St. James and feature performances from Isis D. Frost, Kira Daniels, Prince Royale Carrington Hall-Dubois, and many more!

Purchase tickets and learn more about this event here.
Mark Your Calendar!
Celebrate Trans Day of Resilience at Center on 4th!

image description: image description: flyer background featuring a white fist with pink fingernails and a pink tattoo of transgender symbol(s), in the center of an agave plant with light blue, pink, and beige fronds, with Center on 4th logo in bottom right corner. Image text reads: Trans day of resilience, Nov. 20th, the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, 6:00 PM, Save the date for an evening of celebrating trans resilience. Honor those who came before us with a night of art, poetry, and music. #WontBeErased.
THEM Youth Ensemble Presents RISE: Remembrance, Resilience, and Our Futures Together - 11.23.19

image description: white background with stars in background. In center of flyer, three fists clustered together, one grey, one rainbow, and one with colors of the trans flag. Event title reads: RISE: Remembrance, Resilience, and Our Futures Together. 
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