GLAAS – It Just Gets Better and Better

Bonnie Buntain

The mission of GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at SaddleBrooke) is to “use the power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight people.”

2019 was simply spectacular. During the past two years, they have grown from just over 100 members to 176 currently.

Last year’s calendar was filled with fun and educational events. Members opened up their homes for wonderful parties. They heard presentations from historians and legal scholars. They listened to the compelling story of Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, a medical doctor and professional athlete who transitioned from male to female later in life. During the holidays, they were regaled by singers from the Reveille Men’s Gay Chorus and gave generously to the Thornhill Lopez Center for disenfranchised and homeless LGBTQ+ youths. A fun holiday party included making hats from paper bags and a great potluck.

Upcoming GLAAS events:

Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Dance with photographs by Jay Clary.

March 13 at 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Nell Brownell returns. She is a retired Professor of History at the University of Arizona and always packs the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center with her interesting and thought-provoking talks.

April 10 at 5:30 p.m.: Linda Lyon, a member of the Oracle School Board will discuss the outlook of our local public school system for 2020.

Unless specified, all events are at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center located at 64518 E. Galveston Lane in SaddleBrooke. Members’ guests are welcome.

If interested in joining or becoming more involved in event planning or serving on the club board, please contact glaasclub@gmail.com.