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Letter from the Editor.

Hello Kiki readers-

Summer in Southern Arizona is especially painful, because it often feels like we're trapped inside our homes.

That's why LOOKOUT is partnering with multiple organizations these next few months to do a talk series to get out of your house and socialize amongst like-minded (or even some not-so-like-minded) folks to grow your social circle. We call these events our Summer of Solutions events, and people have been raving online about them.

If you missed our first one last month, it was all about the future of LGBTQ+ politics, where we took over Boycott Bar on Melrose and toasted each other while discussing some hard truths about politics in this state.

At the end of this month, we have six people from all over Arizona coming to One-n'-Ten's offices on July 21 to discuss the joy of being a queer parent or the parent of a queer child, while also acknowledging the difficulties they face in education.

It's sure to be an enlightening discussion, and we're honored that our friends at the Arizona Mirror are co-moderating the chat with us.

If you want to go, tickets are very limited, and first dibs go to paid subscribers and donors.

We hope to see you there!

-Joseph Darius Jaafari


A photo from our last Summer of Solutions event at Boycott Bar, where people gathered around Steve May to discuss the future of politics and how queer communities can get involved.


Have a community event coming up you want advertise in LOOKOUT ? Email us.

  • Fri. July 5 - She/They Kickball League has an open practice tonight in Encanto park. Info
  • Sat. July 6 - Selector Saturdays at Sauvage has Richie DJ-ing at night. Info
  • Sat. July 6 - St. Philip's Plaza Market in Tucson, featuring local vendors. Info
  • Sun. July 7 - Marigold is doing a Sunday storytelling event at Afternoons Studios. Info
  • Wed. July 10 - TSAZ hosts a button-making party. Info
  • Thurs. July 11 - Stacey's on Melrose hosts a fetish ball. Info
  • Sat. July 13 - The folks at SW Recovery and Sex Workers of Phoenix are putting on a "sexy car wash" as a fundraiser. Info
  • Mon. July 15 - Writing in the Margins launches their weeklong writing workshops for queer youths in Tucson at the Blacklidge Community Center. Info
  • Fri. July 19 - Dirty Bits has another performance. To sign up to perform, visit their Instagram. Info
  • Mon. July 22 - One-n'-Ten offers a back to school event to provide gender-affirming clothing, school supplies, and wellness activities. Info


Play "The Weekly Kiki" every week to be entered into drawings for exclusive LOOKOUT swag. The more times you play, the more chances you get to win! The next drawing will be July 30. Rules: Without the LGBTQ+ community, there’s less meaning. Guess the word below with only the support of the letters L, G, B, T, Q, I, A and submit your answer by replying to this email.

_ _ _I_A
_ _L_ _

*Hint: The name of the woman who created the transgender flag, and debuted it at Phoenix Pride at the parade in 2000.

Last Week's answer: JAMES "JIM" KOLBE

Last week's winner: Sheila K. (Phoenix), Clark O.

Last month's winner: Todd L. (Phoenix)

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