Did You Know?
Phoenix Arts Museum located at 1625 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix has free general admission: Wednesday 3-9 PM, first Friday 6-10 PM, and second Sunday 12-5 PM.
Super Saver Cinemas located at 2710 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix has general admission for $1.50 on Tuesdays. See silvercinemasinc.com for showtimes.
Pollack Tempe Cinemas located at 1825 E. Elliot Rd. in Tempe has general admission for $2.00 on Tuesdays. See pollacktempecinemas.com for showtimes.
The Desert Botanical Gardens located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Admission is free the second Tuesday of each month from 8 AM to 8 PM. See dbg.org for details.
First Friday Art Walk and Trolley Tour! Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you walk and/or take the free trolley to a variety of art galleries, venues, and related spaces from 6:00 to 10:00 PM the first Friday of each month. See artlinkphoenix.com for details, trolley tour hub locations, and trolley schedule.
Phone-a-Friend Program, Mark Willis has volunteered to coordinate a new program for members who live alone and/or do not have a support system. The program is called Phone-a-Friend in which a member can receive a daily phone call from a fellow PTOP brother to say hello and touch base with you. If you are interested in participating in this program, volunteering to call a
February 7th (Wednesday) 11:00 am
February 22nd (Thursday) 5:00 pm
The Son I Never Had: Growing Up Intersex
Join PFLAG Phoenix, Dayspring PRIDE, and the Beatitudes for a lecture, film screening, and Q&A with Pidgeon Pagonis. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM Dayspring UMC 1365 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM Beatitudes Campus - Life Center 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix One of nine LGBT artists honored as an Obama White House "Champion for Change" in 2015. Pagonis also appeared on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic "Gender Revolution" issue. In 2014, Pagonis created a documentary of their own, The Son They Never Had: Growing Up Intersex, which they tour around the country, advocating against nonconsensual "corrective surgeries".
Movie: Call Me by Your Name
The Movie, Call Me by Your Name, is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. It is the third and final installment in Guadagnino's thematic Desire trilogy, following I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015). Set in Northern Italy in 1983, Call Me by Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old living in Italy, and his father's American assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Victoire Du Bois. This year, Call Me by Your Name received three Golden Globe and four Oscar nominations. See your local listing for showtimes in the Phoenix area.
2018 Desperado LGBT Film Festival
February 9-11, 2018 Center for the Performing Arts Paradise Valley Community College 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix For more information visit their website: desperadofilmfestival.com
Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour
Explore the spookier side of Downtown Phoenix with a guided tour hosted by Marshall Shore, the "Hip Historian". For more information visit his website: marshallshore.blogspot.com. Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:00-7:00 PM The bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel 401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix
Mark Your Calendar for April 7 and 8, 2018 for the Phoenix Pride Festival. For over 35 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment, and education and outreach events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. This year's Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present, and future. The Phoenix Pride Festival will be held at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix from noon to 9:00 PM on April 7 and 8, 2018. The Phoenix Pride Parade will be on April 8th beginning at 10:00 AM. The parade starts at 3rd St and Thomas and ends at 3rd St and Indian School Rd. PTOP will have an entry in the parade this year and we need you to be part of our entry. Pete Urbaniak is our coordinator for the parade and he will share more information and details in the upcoming monthly newsletters and weekly bulletins.
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