Tucson may put off someone who expects cowboys, line dancing, and a conservative attitude, but the truth is “The Old Pueblo” is a culturally diverse metropolis with a thriving LGBT community. Arizona’s second largest city and home to the University of Arizona, which is leading the nation in transgender research, Tucson is a thriving big city with a small-town feel.

Although Tucson doesn’t have a distinct gayborhood, there is a plethora of gay-friendly and LGBT establishments spread out across the city. Just as it should be, our community is everywhere.

A warm city with nearly 300 days of sun, Tucson and its surroundings are worth exploring. Tucson has one of the nation’s highest numbers of arts performances, with over 230 performing arts dates per year.

Located in the heart of the Sonoran desert, surrounded by mountains, Tucson is a nature-lover’s dream because of its world famous roads and mountain bike trails, endless hiking trails, and rock climbing routes.