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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






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Gay-Friendly Tucson

Tucson’s progressive culture and relaxed, live-and-let-live attitude have made the city one of the country’s most gay-friendly places to live or visit. If you're part of the LGBT community and thinking about visiting or relocating to Tucson, here are just a few factors to consider:

  • In 2003, Tucson became the first municipality in Arizona to enact a domestic partner registry law
  • In 2013, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to recognize same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships
  • The city has had a number of openly LGBT public officials, both elected and appointed
  • The locally produced Observer Weekly is one of the oldest LGBT newspapers in the country, published since the mid-1970s
  • Major employers, including the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona and corporations like Raytheon and Intuit, sponsor LGBT employee organizations
  • Tucson hosts an annual Pride celebration in October as well as a number of other LGBT-focused events through the year
  • Tucson has a handful of LGBT bars and clubs, many LGBT-owned businesses, an LGBT Chamber of Commerce, LGBT social clubs and political organizations, LGBT youth groups, and LGBT-welcoming places of worship

And while these are all great reasons to love Tucson, the best reason of all is that you don't have to look for LGBT businesses and organizations to find gay-friendly community.

So go ahead and hold hands at the dog park. Book a couple's massage at the spa. Kiss your partner at dinner. This is Tucson, where open and authentic is a way of life.