What we're about

Gay Tucson (Meetup) founder Todd G. retired early and moved to Tucson from the Midwest in 2018. He, a former partner and a friend were all planning to move to Tucson from different parts of the country but Todd was the only one to actually end up here. As such he landed knowing no one, and without the usual workplace social construct was without things to take up his hours, give him things to do and make new friends. After a while Todd grew to desire a greater social life and in looking around, sensed a need for a Tucson area social group that would focus on things other than the typical bar atmosphere of the gay lifestyle.

Soon after Todd founded Gay Tucson. Since early 2020 the group has been open to anyone identifying as male male (non-binary inclusive). Unlike many social groups, Gay Tucson does not maintain a strict focus – i.e. group events are not focused around hiking, photography movies or any other area. Rather Gay Tucson’s calendar is filled with a wide variety of events ranging from Game and Movie nights to hikes, concerts, musicals, drag shows, dining out and more. The idea is to serve up a little bit of everything in order that every member can find something they enjoy participating in. Todd is always open to comments and suggestions about the group or ideas for things the group can participate in.

Most events currently take place on weekends, but Todd plans to expand into offering more weekday events during 2022.
If you are reading this Todd hopes you’ll consider “coming out of the closet” to form new bonds as a member of Gay Tucson. Prospective members are requested to join the group prior to attending a function. Once a member, RSVP to attend events. Members are requested to change their RSVP (it takes approximately 15 seconds to do so) should they not be able to attend an event, and membership status may be changed at any time as well.

See you at the next event! 🌞

Upcoming events (4+)

Reid Park Walkabout & Breakfast

Reid Park

Join forces with the Frontrunners for a casual walk around Reid Park, followed at 9 am by breakfast at a local restaurant.

Note: While I am shown as host for this event, I may not necessarily be present. Gay Tucson has joined up with an unofficial (not on Meetup, Facebook etc.) group to share events. Should you attend this event there will be a host and others present (remember that non-Gay Tucson members will not appear in the count of whose attending. Enjoy!

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs Wetmore Plaza

The Firehouse Sub menu, which features hot specialty subs, salads, and seasonal items, takes inspiration from the firehouse with names like Hook & Ladder, Engineer, and Firehouse Hero. The subs are prepared with meats and cheeses, on toasted sub rolls, and served "Fully Involved" with vegetables and condiments. Join us on March 25 for a "hot one."

Check out their menu at firehousesubs.com

Jazz Under The Stars At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul | Gardens, Galleries, and Bistro

Join us this Saturday at 6:00 PM for jazz outdoors at the Bistro terrace at Tohono Chul Park in NE Tucson (no admission fee). The Bistro will have light meals for sale, plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The menu is in the link below. Enter through the greenhouse (there should be signs to direct you). These concerts are scheduled to run every Saturday evening until mid-May. https://tohonochul.org/jazz-under-the-stars/

CoffeeTalk ☕

Crave Coffee Bar

Coffee at Crave! CoffeeTalk☕️ is a regularly scheduled event giving guys the opportunity to meet one another and discuss current events and more. Crave offers a socially distanced atmosphere and outdoor seating that Gay Tucson typically uilizes.

In addition to coffee Crave offers hot and cold teas as well as a variety of treats.

Past events (158)

Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Hill Hiking Trail