Tucson Pride's annual events return to Reid Park in Midtown Tucson in 2019. The annual Pride in the Desert Festival takes place at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center while Tucson's Pride Parade will open the festival, as it historically has done, at Reid Park. The 2019 theme will heavily emphasize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and subsequent five decades of progress for the LGBTQ community. A theme which will look to the past for inspiration as the movement continues toward true and enduring equality. Tucson Pride, formed in 1976 by the Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance, is Arizona's first and oldest LGBT pride organization and one of the oldest LGBT pride organizations in the nation.