iLGBTS had a blast checking out micha cárdenas' AR game Sin Sol---and you can too!

Sy & Angela exploring Sin Sol
Last Thursday, iLGBTS Staff met at Reid Park to try out Sin Sol / No Sun, an interactive gameplay app designed by our 2020 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture invited speaker, micha cárdenas! 

With a beautiful Tucson sunset as a backdrop, the team were instantly captivated by the powerful images and poetry featured in Sin Sol / No Sun---all while social distancing!

Sin Sol / No Sun is available via Apple App Store and represents a poignant, relevant, and health guideline-friendly opportunity to learn! Gameplay is recommended for outdoors, but can be engaged in any large, open space!

About the game: Sin Sol / No Sun is an augmented reality game that allows users to experience the feelings [of] a climate change event, in order to deeply consider how climate change disproportionately effects immigrants, trans people and disabled people. 

Players can find, see and hear a story told through poetry about living through climate change induced wildfires, from a trans Latinx AI hologram, Aura. With the goal of multispecies survival and solidarity in mind, Aura's dog, Roja, leads players on a journey to escape the wildfires and find oxygen capsules which contain poetry, telling more of the story as they progress through the game. Learn more about the creation of Sin Sol here

CW: Sin Sol contains descriptions of sexual violence.

Spend an evening with micha cárdenas at the virtual Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture 2020! Registration open now!
Image text: Poetic Operations: Trans Color Art in Digital Media with micha cárdenas. Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture 2020. Friday, Oct. 16th. 5:30 - 7:00PM (AZ Time). FREE. Zoom webinar. Register at: English captioning, ASL Interpretation, Spanish interpretation (all provided). Email with any questions/accessibility needs. Sponsored by: Institute for LGBT Studies & College of Humanities, Public & Applied Humanities. 
There's still time to register for our upcoming events! 

THIS WEDNESDAYTrans/Space is Expanding w/ TC Tolbert

image description: black background with blurry, yellow and gold light orbs. TC Tolbert pictured in the bottom right of the flyer happily smiling, wearing sunglasses, and holding a goat. image text: Trans/Space is Expanding: Online creative poetry workshops w/ TC Tolbert. FREE. Wednesdays 9/16/20 - 11/18/20. 6PM - 8PM (AZ). Register at:

October 1st: Divinatory Poetics for Witchy Queers w/ Kristen E. Nelson

image description: background of flyer made up of tarot cards strewn about. Kristen E. Nelson pictured in a black and white photograph in the upper right hand corner of the flyer, wearing a white knit cap and holding an object between her two index fingers. image text: Divinatory Poetics for Witchy Queers w/ Kristen E. Nelson. October 1st, 2020. 6-8PM. FREE to attend. Register at:; Sponsored by: The Institute for LGBT Studies. 
Access eBooks & Audiobooks from the QTPOC Lending Library via PCPL's Libby App!

Image text: A Resource Guide for Free eBooks and Audiobooks:

1) Get an eLibrary Card with Pima County Public Library at

2) Download Libby app on iOS, Android, Windows 10+ devices, or use it in web browser at

3) Read or Listen! Sign in to Libby using library card information and access Pima County Public Library's collection of ebooks and audiobooks

For more ways to access audiobooks visit
For any questions, please email:

Join LGBTQRC & WGRC for daily virtual lounges on Zoom!

Image text: LGBTQRC + WGRC Virtual Lounge. Log on - Hang out - Meet friends - Connect with staff - Get support - Stay safe. Hours: Mondays 2-4PM - Financial aid peer advisor available; Tuesdays 2-4PM - CAPS counselors available; Wednesdays 10-12PM; Thursdays 11-1PM - Peer advisor & CAPS counselors available; Fridays 11-1PM - Peer advisor available. Scholarship and FAFSA advice from our Financial Aid Peer Advisor. Life coaching provided by CAPS therapists for students on drop-in basis. Get academic and professional guidance from our Peer Advisor. Zoom ID: 948 7300 4352. LGBTQ+ Resource Center:;; (520) 621-7585; @UALGBTQAffairs (FB); @UALGBTQResourceCenter (IG). Women + Gender Resource Center:;; (520) 621-4498; @WGRCUA (FB); @WGRC_UA (IG).
Join LGBTQ+ Support Group every Tuesday via Zoom!

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM via Zoom 
FREE & open to all Wildcats

This group is a safe space for UA students, staff and faculty to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQ+ and Allied community. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ+ staff to provide resources and guidance. It is free and confidential. 

Learn more about the LGBTQ+ Support Group here
Make & Learn on Wednesdays with Movement/Rest Quilting Bee!

Every other Wednesday (next meeting Sept. 23rd)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM via Zoom 
FREE | Registration required

The Movement/Rest Quilting Bee is a bi-weekly opportunity open to all Tucson and University of Arizona community members to come together to make and learn in the midst of COVID-19 and white supremacy, two of the concurrent and intersecting crises of 2020. #MoveRestBee is inspired by the beautiful and loving work of #BlackLivesMatter & #M4BL.It is a virtual space and a hands-on public quilt project designed to nourish creativity, resistance, activism, joy, rest and care. This program is co-sponsored by CATalyst Studios and the Public History Collaborative.
All registered attendees will have the option to attend as many of the bi-weekly workshops as they would like and will each get a free kit with the basic supplies needed to create a unique square for the public quilt. Workshops will include short lessons on basic techniques related to quilting, as well as presentations by artists, activists, and "craftivists" from Tucson and beyond. Invited speakers will share inspiring projects and talk about their work as it relates to social justice, public history or art, and documentation - placing quilting in social and cultural contexts and radical traditions. Attendees may use the remainder of the workshop time to discuss their quilt squares, ask questions, and get help from workshop facilitators. 
Learn more details about this event series & register here.
REGISTRATION OPEN: Mapping Q begins Sept. 30th!

Learn more about Mapping Q & registration here
Birth Bruja Presents: Rethinking Today's Birthing People with king yaa!

Online Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 26th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
125.00 | Registration required, partial & full scholarships available

"A huge part of serving the birth community is having an understanding of who birthing people are. How do they identify? What are some of their lived experiences and unique needs?

Let's talk about the diverse birthing people who are building their families & various family structures that you may encounter so that you can offer sensitive care.

HINT: Not all pregnant people are women. (Yup, it's true.) And yah, we're going to expand your understanding of diverse families beyond two lesbian parents." - king yaa

About the Facilitator:
king yaa (pronouns: they/them/king!) is a black, genderqueer, queer, masculine of centre being who has birthed three humans. They are a Jamaican, raised in Toronto, Canada and currently occupy space in Cape Town, South Africa. Their work is grounded in and informed by intersectional feminism, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care, body liberation and sex positive frameworks. king yaa centres their work on the intersections of queer wellness and dignity. Their offerings include gender affirming bodywork, somatic coaching, movement for resiliency, full spectrum birth support, transitioning companion and as well as training intentional health and wellness providers with LGBTQ+ competencies, specializing on queer, trans and non-binary individuals, to create safe and inclusive practices. 

Learn more about king yaa & their work here. Learn more details about this event here
Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Presents: Virtual Cooking Class w/ Ron Wassell!

Sunday, Sept. 27th
4:00PM - 6:00PM MST via Zoom
25.00 | Registration required

Food! Fun! Join Ron Wassell of Blue House Catering for a guided cooking class to help raise funds for Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's University of Arizona scholarship for LGBTQ+ students! When you sign-up you will receive the ingredient & supply list for the class. The menu is gluten free, low carb, and includes options to make it totally vegan. We want ALL of you cooking with us! This project is inclusive to all levels of creativity and skill. Do not feel intimidated, it's going to be playful. 

  • Entree: Picadillo (meat of your choice or vegan)
  • Side: Cilantro lime cauliflower rice
  • Dessert: Mixed berry crisp
Get registered, get your supplies ready, and get ready to have fun and eat some yum!

Learn more about this event & register here
Join us October 2nd as we kick off our Friday Coffee Talks!

image description: robin's egg blue background/tabletop with a white mug of black coffee and laptop with sticker of drag queens in lower right corner of keyboard. image text: The Institute for LGBT Studies invites you to: Coffee Talk. Every Friday at 10AM (starting October 2nd). Register at:
UArizona Students: Find resource info here!

image text: Check out this website for all of your needs! Information about everything from food, to clothing, to SNAP assistance.
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