Fighting for Equal Healthcare: Dr. Russ Toomey files class-action lawsuit, preliminary hearings commence

Last Wednesday, Dr. Russell Toomey (Associate Professor of Family Studies & Human Development, Trans* Studies Research Cluster Faculty) appeared at the first hearing regarding the class-action law suit he filed against the State of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents in late January. Dr. Toomey's candid sharing of his experiences and legal action bring much-needed attention to the inadequate and exclusionary state of healthcare for Arizona's trans* employees and their dependents, who are denied insurance coverage for transition-related surgery.

We at the Institute for LGBT Studies thank Dr. Toomey for his bravery and are honored to support and stand by him as he engages this crucial battle.

We will continue to share information about upcoming court proceedings and case-related matters on our social media.

Read Dr. Toomey's statement published on the ACLU website here
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UA Prose Series: T Clutch Fleischmann & Andrea Lawlor

Thursday, Oct. 10th
7:00 PM
UA Poetry Center | 1508 E Helen St

The UA Prose Series, curated by the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction.  T Clutch Fleischmann  is the author of  Syzygy, Beauty,  and the book-length essay  Time Is the Thing. .., published by Coffee House Press in spring 2019. They are the Nonfiction Editor at  DIAGRAM  and Contributing Editor to  Essay Daily Andrea Lawlor  edits fiction for  Fence  magazine, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. The book,  Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl , was a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards.

Learn more about this event here
Queer Conexiones: This Week!
Check out Pride Alliance's upcoming events for Coming Out Week 2019!

Check out Sapphocracy's new single on Spotify & iTunes, available Oct. 11th!

Visit their Facebook page here
Join SAAF for AIDSWALK Tucson 2019!

Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2019
Registration Opens: 7:00 AM
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Jacome Plaza (Downtown)

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation invites you to participate in the 31st year of AIDSWALK Tucson, a fundraiser for t he care services, prevention programs, and LGBTQ initiatives of SAAF. All of these would not be possible without the generous support of walkers, their furry friends, our sponsors, and donors. Read more details and register for this event here
CFS: Queering in Plain Sight: A Folio on Queer Fashion

Deadline: Oct. 31st, 2019

Anomaly invites people of all genders who identify as queer to contribute to their upcoming folio on queer fashion and its intersections. Please send your previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poems, hybrid words, collages, illustrations, comics, videos, and anything else you can possibly think of - in conversation with any aspect of queering fashion to Anomaly  especially welcomes submissions by people of color (especially Black and indigenous people), disabled and neurodivergent people, migrants and the children of migrants, and everyone under the LGBTAI+ umbrella who considers themselves queer. 

Read the full details of this call here
Submit your bicycle-themed artwork for BICAS 24th annual art auction!

Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2019
Preview Party: Dec. 6th
Silent Auction: Dec. 7th
Steinfeld Warehouse | 101 W 6th St

Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage (BICAS) is seeking donations of bicycle-themed art. Please bring ready to display art to BICAS during open shop hours (Tuesday-Sunday; 11AM-6PM). BICAS is located at 2001 N 7th Ave. 

Visit the BICAS Facebook page here

Read more about the art auction here

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