Welcome to Tucson Prime Timers

Welcome to Tucson Prime Timers

Welcome to Tucson Prime TimersWelcome to Tucson Prime TimersWelcome to Tucson Prime Timers




                               Prime Timers World Wide was founded in 1987 as a not-for-profit social organization with a mission to serve older Gay and Bi Men, as well as younger men who enjoy their company.  

Prime Timers has become the world's preeminent gay men's social organization, with chapters in North America, Europe,  the United Kingdom and Australia.

                               Prime Timers get more out of life!

                               If you're a man wanting to have new adventures and make new friends, you'll discover that Prime Timers has lots to offer.  Each month Tucson Prime Timers sponsors at least twenty events and activities.  As a Prime Timer you can be as active as you want, the choice is all yours!

                              More Information: 520-743-9514 (Secretary)






Always hosted by Richard Haskell at Denny’s, located on the Northeast corner of River and Oracle @ 12:00 p.m. Call 240.7015 to RSVP.



Thursday, Feb 20, Noon

Lin’s Grand Buffet

1068 E. Tucson Marketplace Blvd

at S. Park

RSVP Bert/Tony at 743-9514

by 2/18

Tuesday, Feb 25, 11:30 a.m.

Mariscos Chihuahua

1009 N Grande Ave

(W of I-10, S of Speedway)

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 02/23

Friday, Feb 28, 2:00 p.m.


The Kettle

W of I-10 on 22nd St

(Starr Pass)

RSVP Thom at 305-6976 

by 2/26

Tuesday, Mar 3, 11:30 a.m.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

6390 E. Grant Rd.

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 3/1

Thursday, Mar 5, Noon

Mimi’s Café

Tucson Mall

RSVP Bert/Tony at 743-9514

by 3/3

Tuesday, Mar 10, 11:30 a.m.


220 S Plumer Ave

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 03/08

Saturday, Mar 14, 1:00 p.m.

Potluck & Meeting


3269 N. Mountain Ave

Bring Dish to Share

Tuesday, Mar 17, 11:30 a.m.

Trident II

2910 N Swan Rd.

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 03/15

Thursday, Mar 19, Noon

Guadalajara Grill

1220 E. Prince Rd.

RSVP Bert/Tony at 743-9514

by 3/16

Tuesday, Mar 24, 11:30 a.m.

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe

3242 E. Speedway Blvd

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 03/22

Friday, Mar 27, 2:00 p.m.


Canyon’s Crown Restaurant & Pub

6958 E. Tanque Verde

RSVP Thom at 305-6976

by 3/25

Tuesday, Mar 31, 11:30 a.m.

Jun Dynasty

2933 E. Grant Rd.

RSVP Dan at 404-6061

by 03/29



Become a Tucson Prime Timer!

Membership in Tucson Prime Timers is open to Gay and Bi Men of good character who have attained the age of 21.

Race, religion, national origin or disability is never a consideration for membership.

Annual Membership dues are only $20.00 for each member (includes Newsletter via email in PDF format) and $5 more for paper newsletter sent to single address (optional).

Those interested are encouraged to attend  an event in order to find out more about us.  Inquiries are invited at any time.

If you are ready to become a member, download the member application below and send it to the address noted or bring it to one of our  events.

For Membership information:

TPT Secretary e-mail and Phone:

1-520-743-9514 (Tony)

For Website Info and Interaction:





Feb 22nd - Dylan Rey Sullivan

Feb 28th - David Carter

Mar 7th - Brian Templet

Mar 10th - James Gillock

Mar 18th - John Mielke

Mar 19th - Larry Hawkins

Mar 20th - Russ Carter

Mar 29th - Paul Richards

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)


And here is your "scope"




Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical

Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr

Pisces likes: Being alone, sleeping, music, romance, visual media, swimming, spiritual themes

Pisces dislikes: Know-it-all, being criticized, the past coming back to haunt, cruelty of any kind

Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.

Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

Their ruling planet is Neptune, so Pisces are more intuitive than others and have an artistic talent. Neptune is connected to music, so Pisces reveal music preferences in the earliest stages of life. They are generous, compassionate and extremely faithful and caring.

People born under the Pisces sign have an intuitive understanding of the life cycle and thus achieve the best emotional relationship with other beings.

Pisces-born are known by their wisdom, but under the influence of Uranus, Pisces sometimes can take the role of a martyr, in order to catch the attention. Pisces are never judgmental and always forgiving. They are also known to be most tolerant of all the zodiac signs.


How We Live

 Growing old is mandatory -  Growing up is optional 

It's been a good life with all of its challenges and rewards.  It might be enough to satisfy ourselves with what we have accomplished  to date but we all know "YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NEXT GIG!"

Onward and upward!  Join in the fun!


Meet Us

 Tucson Prime Timers hail from all across North America and from all walks of life.  Each member's unique life experiences and points of view go into creating an interesting and lively group. 

The majority of our members are retired, but several are still decades away from belonging to "the leisure class". 

Many have served America as members of the armed services in World War II, Korea, Viet Nam or the Gulf War. 

Tucson Prime Timers may be grandfathers, fathers, partnered or single.  

There are many who seem to be on the go all the time and some who prefer the quiet company of others at home.

Most of our members are full time residents of the Tucson area,  some are snowbirds. 

Fortunately, most of us are at a point in our lives where we realize that our "net worth" is not measured in money and "stuff", but rather in terms of our friendships. 

Whatever your reason for joining; to make new friends, to get out more often, to have new adventures...Tucson Prime Timers extends a warm welcome, hoping that we can become a meaningful part of your life.

2019 CHRISTMAS party at cattletown



More Pictures from 2019 christmas party at cattletown






It was in 1955 and I was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver, Colorado. Across the way was Fitzsimmons Army Base. As our base laundry was undesirable, we fly-guys went to the Army base to use theirs. One day as I was leaving to go back to Lowry, I looked up and saw a man wave at me so I waved back. Then it dawned on me who it was as the radio and TV were talking about him all the time, every day! Eisenhower had a heart attack and was at the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. "It’s gotta be him.”

I got back to Lowry and found that Ike waved to anyone in uniform from his upstairs terrace where he was recuperating. My next trip to the Army base, I got brazen enough to go up to see him. A Marine Captain said for me to go right in as the President received all and any service men that wanted to see him. Ike was in a wheelchair and held out his hand to shake. We had a very pleasant talk and I told him the Set-School training for Bombing /Navigation was coming to an end, but I would come back to say “good-bye” to him.

A week later I had mustered out of Lowry and would be on my way to a SAC (Strategic Air Command)
Base in New Mexico. “I thought you said you were from New England”, said the President. “I am, but I can’t afford to go there now” I said. “Well, son, Mamie is going back to Washington, actually Andrews AFB, and you can go with her, if you like”.

And so I did. I met Mamie at the guest terminal building on Lowry the next afternoon. Mamie was driven there and she came right over to us and shook our hands then turned and walked the stairway to the plane. There were five of us Servicemen that boarded the Columbine next. We did not see Mamie again until we landed at Andrews.  She wished us “Godspeed'' and from that day on I LIKED IKE.

Thom G.


 My Military Service

1960 - 1969

In Particular, My First Couple of Years


My basic army training took place in Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  Eight grueling weeks, turning an innocent virgin , seventeen year old boy into a ground pounding fighting machine man.

My first permanent assignment after Army Basic (at Ft. Knox) and after my 8 weeks of Advanced Administrative Training (at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.) was at Ft. Eustis, VA with Hq and Hq Company (where I was an equivalent to a MASH Corporal Radar - the company clerk.)  I enjoyed my assignment in Virginia but wanted to see the world by getting an overseas assignment.  My boss, the Company First Sergeant, suggested I look into applying for a Special Assignment and if I saw something of interest, he would get the paper work going and approved, not that he wanted to get rid of me but he knew I wanted something more than a desk job in Virginia.

I checked and there were positions for clerical all around the world at special military assistance groups and embassy type assignments; after all the mission can't be complete unless the paperwork is too.  I always wanted to go to the Caribbean area so I figured I would put in for that area.  About a month passed and my orders came down - assignment to Cambodia - close but a long ways from the Caribbean!  At that time I wouldn't have even known where the heck Cambodia was if it were not for Laos and Vietnam being in the news back in those days.

Our mission was in the capital city - Phnom-Penh.  There were 30 officers and 30 enlisted men assigned to the US MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group) Cambodia.

The shoulder patch (not pictured here due to site limitations)  were all hand made as we had a very limited force of "Advisors" assigned in Cambodia in the early 1960's when I was assigned there so they were never mass produced like other larger Unit or Army patches.

All of the single enlisted personnel  (or married but unaccompanied) were housed in a small hotel that was rented by the government.  Only senior enlisted and senior officers were permitted to bring wives and family with them.

Of course, back then I knew I was a gay kid but also knew that I could never be OUT or I would be Court Martialed and Dishonorably Discharged if I were to ever be caught in a homosexual act.  Subsequently, my life would have been ruined.

I had several close friends but never found a secret lover, either in Cambodia or any other assignment during my 9 year enlistment.  Trust me, there were many that I would have loved to have gotten really close with and many times when out on the town downing all the brews we could, things sometimes got "CLOSE".

My job was at MAAG Headquarters was interesting but it was a desk job, no special challenges,typing correspondence, daily "morning reports", filing, and being a gofer for the Colonel and Sergeant Major.  Boooorrrring, so my off-duty time was really appreciated.

I had a jeep assigned to me the entire time I was there.  Getting from the hotel to the headquarters office, running errands, all that kind of stuff, but the best thing was we could sign the jeep out for weekends and wander all over the countryside.  Cambodia borders Thailand to the north and west, Laos to the northeast and Vietnam to the east and southeast.  The "hot spot" when I was stationed in Cambodia was Laos.  It amazed me that we had the run of the countryside with no restrictions other than not to cross the border into another country!  One of our Rest and Recreation (R&R) areas back then was Saigon, which we could visit.  We all had passports.  Air America was an American passenger and cargo airline, covertly owned and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1950 to 1976.  It supplied and supported covert operations in Southeast Asia, in particular in Laos.  I hit the ground in Saigon flying in on a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) aircraft on April 27th, 1961, then flew into Phnom Penh on a little single engine Cessna.  I remember that pilot well, Captain Hughes, a handsome young Magnum PI type - Tom Selleck.

Usually every weekend I would fill up the jeep and head out into the countryside.   We had a major highway that USAID (Aid for International Development) built from the capital, Phnom Phen, to the seaport town of Sihanoukville, ont the southern coast of the Gulf of Thailand.  Sihanoukville was named for the King of Cambodia back then, Norodom Sihanouk.  That was always a nice trip and a good weekend on the beach.

My other favorite weekend trips were up to Siem Reap, location of the ancient temple ruins of Angkor Wat.  

I loved the assignment and it is on my "bucket list" to revisit when I hit the Lotto!!




Our Lives, Our Stories


There is a definitive need for people of all ages and types to let the world know who they are and what they are about.  Nevertheless and for whatever reason, many shy away from doing do even though their individual story lines are quite fascinating and informative.

The How and Why


So many of us from a different, less tolerable society stayed hidden with ourselves and especially with others.

Find out why.

Our Friends


Links of 

Like-kind and


For Sale by Owner

Items for sale by TPT members

Have a look at what's available from the houses, garages and minds of our members.....

Business Referrals


Businesses We Have

Known and Trust

From Our Members





Brodie’s Tavern Outdoor Bar

See Fun Pictures and Get All The Info You Need to Have an Amazing Night at Brodie's Tavern! 

See fun Pictures and Get All The Info You Need to Have an Amazing Night at Brodie's Tavern! 


Three Levels of Excitement at H2O Dance Club and Rooftop Patio! See Fun Photos of Each Floor and Learn What to Do When You're There! 


It's Definitely About Time for You to Stop by IBT's in Downtown Tucson for Your Next Night Out! 

 616 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Cocktails, Dancing and Drag Shows 


Great Photos and Awesome Details About Tucson's One and Only Leather Bar! It's Time For You to Venture-N! 

 1239 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ
(520) 882-8224 




Every year on Father's Day weekend, the Arizona LGBT community and Straight Allies gather in the adorable little town of Bisbee to celebrate their.. 


G3 Tucson G3 is Tucson's premier social event planning group for Tucson's gay community and their friends. They host a gay happy hour that takes place a minimum every month usually lasting from 5:30 to 8:30PM at a different pop-up locations around town. G3 often features great DJ’s and drink specials to keep the night going! 

Gay Events here means all people, one rainbow.

Tucson has some very fun, yearly, monthly, gay events that help the local charities. This page provides you with the different events that take place throughout the year.

*An event listed does not mean that the organization supporting the event is a gay organization.

SAAF has 5 gay events:Gay Events


Is a family and pet-friendly walk-a-thon fundraiser with the goal of increasing awareness and support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Each year SAAF provides services to nearly 1200 people living with HIV and AIDS and delivers targeted prevention outreach and education programs to over 17,000 people who are high-risk for infection.

Jello Wrestling:

Costumed combatants wrestle in a pit of Jell-O to raise money and a Diva Hostess will run a live auction offering unique and one-of-a-kind items for bidding. FUN!

Möda Provŏcateūr:

The first Möda Provŏcateūr, held in 2004, was created by Kevin Casey from Avalon for Hair, Skin and Nails after he participated in ‘Crème de la Do’ in 2003, a fashion and style show organized by an agency in Albuquerque helping to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS agencies around the country. Since 2004, Möda Provŏcateūr has raised more than $141,000 in support of SAAF’s programs and services.

Festival for Life:

Over the years, SAAF Festival for Life has grownup and adjusted. The most attractive element continues to be the gathering of fine design on show within the live and silent auction. It’s not only art, the auction also offers vacations, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Our community has come to love this nice chance to seek out beautiful works of art and nice gifts.

Bowling for Tommy:

A fundraiser benefiting the programs, services, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Bowling for Tommy was first started in 2010 to honor the memory of Tommy Gin, a long time SAAF Board Member and Community Volunteer, who passed away in January 2010.

TIHAN has two gay events:


A fun benefit held for the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. It’s the second largest fundraising event of the year for TIHAN. Packed with music, dancing, drag, burlesque, and comedy, Turnabout for Tihan is a fabulous evening of glitz and glamour.

Treasures for TIHAN:

The signature fundraising benefit for the programs and services of TIHAN. Join us for a sparkling evening of cocktails, great music, fantastic food, and wonderful auction items. Enjoy great hors d’oeuvres, festive entertainment, a no-host cantina, and a live and silent auction!

There are also two gay events that occur every month:


The people at G3 Tucson seek out unique Tucson locations to host their monthly get-together. From exciting downtown nightclubs to newly-minted restaurants, G3 offers a new experience with each event! The organizing staff also spares no expense with the decor and ambiance to truly pull you into the event. With drink specials and food options and a popular DJ spinning the tunes, every G3 is a better party than the last!

Retro Game Night:

Retro Game Show Night is a hilarious event held every 2nd Saturday at Hotel Congress. Hosted by Tempest DuJour, Retro Game Show Night takes a fun new spin on old game shows from the 80’s and 90’s. Complete with high-quality lighting and stage setup, you become fully immersed in this event and will howl and laugh along with the rest of the audience. Feeling brave? Enter your name to become a contestant to win some amazing prizes!



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