Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998


Posted by Miki Odawa on October 23, 2012
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We’re glad you found the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance!

SAGA is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL of us who are gender fabulous!

SAGA envisions a society in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. We provide support groups, advocacy, community education, and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.

SAGA Picnic April 1st

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 20, 2017
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Social Meeting March 26

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 16, 2017
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(Desert Girlz Social Group has had a name change)

Make-up tips and makeovers


The group has not had a gender change though, so all trans identifying folks please come on out for some social time away from the support group setting.

This month we’ll be at Kristyn’s house out on the west side off Speedway for a gathering near the foothills of the Tucson Mts.  The theme is makeup tips and help.  Agreeably maybe not high on many trans folks list of help topics, but we won’t all be in front of mirrors!

Kristyn is lining up a friend and makeup artist to come help us with our ‘presentation’.  She will do make-overs on as many as want to that she can get done.  The makeup artist suggests those interested in make-overs come with a magazine photo or other picture of the look they’re going for; and come to the meeting either without makeup on, or with a good picture of themselves without makeup on.

The rest of us can share tips and ideas between us or just engage in getting to know each other better.  There’s little time after the support groups so here’s the chance to get to know your other trans members in SAGA in a casual less hurried setting.

The address and phone of Kristyn’s house will be sent out via email if you have left your email with SAGA at a Desert Girlz meeting in the last 3 gatherings.  If not and you want the address, send an email to: and ask to be added to the emailing.

As an extra opportunity, if interested, some may put together a group to leave from Kristyn’s and grab a bite to eat after the meeting on the way home.  There are lots of good eating places to pick from nearby.

HIV Testing at SAAF April 18th

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 15, 2017
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Employment Expo April 25th

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 14, 2017
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SAGA Joins Supreme Court Case

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 2, 2017
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Gavin Grimm

SAGA has joined with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to become an amicus curia in the case of Glouster County School Board v. Gavin Grimm, which seeks to reaffirm trans students’ right to obtain the accommodations most relevant to their gender identity.  SAGA is one of 102 prominent trans individuals and groups who have petitioned the Court for relief.

You can read the amicus brief at


Name Change Clinic March 4

Posted by Miki Odawa on February 28, 2017
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SAGA, in conjunction with UA’s Pride Law, is proud to announce the second Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic for Southern Arizona transgender and gender nonconforming adults, youth and children!*  This clinic is designed to help individuals legally change their name and/or gender markers.  Law students, supervised by SAGA’s Vice President and general Counsel Abby Louise Jensen, will provide FREE information and assistance with the paperwork and process.

*Children and youth under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Read more

Special Presentation at SAGA General meeting Monday

Posted by Miki Odawa on February 28, 2017
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